A new contractor will tackle emergency repairs to a stretch of Windsor Parkway in Sandy Springs that has been closed for nearly five weeks. The work could take two months or more, the city says.
Windsor at the intersection with Jolyn Place was shut down Jan. 15 when a stormwater system project there threatened to undermine the roadway, according to the city. “We have to shore up the road because the road has caved in” 10 to 12 feet, Assistant City Manager Bryant Poole said at the Feb. 16 Sandy Springs City Council meeting. Negotiations with that project’s contractor have not worked out, Poole told the council.
The city said on Feb. 22 it has hired a new contractor under an emergency procurement process to complete the repairs. The roadway could reopen by mid-April, the city says, though Poole said it could take even longer.
The stormwater project and repairs are separate from the nearby construction project to realign the intersection of Windsor and Roswell Road. The city created a web page devoted to updates on the Windsor/Jolyn repairs here. City officials and City Councilman Tibby DeJulio plan to hold community meetings with updates as well.