By Chase Brightwell

The city of Sandy Springs is conducting a pavement survey that may slow up traffic around the area, according to city officials.

A white van equipped with sensors will study the city’s streets to “determine priority areas where repairs now may prevent more costly reconstruction down the road,” Sandy Springs City Manager John McDonough said in a press release.

City officials expect the survey to last three weeks, during which time the van will slowly make its way around the streets of Sandy Springs. The van only travels at 10 to 20 mph while collecting data, so city officials expect some traffic delays.

Infrastructure Management Services, the firm conducting the survey, will compile the survey’s preliminary results by August. The final data report is scheduled to presented to the Sandy Springs City Council in the fall.

“Infrastructure improvements are the city’s largest capital expense,” McDonough said. “Overall, the survey should be a valuable tool in helping us make best use of limited funds.”

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