Work continues to repair Roswell sinkhole

November 14, 2017 by  

A sinkhole on Highway 9 in Roswell has reopened, and work to repair it is due to finish today.

The sinkhole was caused when a storm drain about 20 feet beneath the road rusted through and collapsed. The Georgia Department of Transportation and the city’s Transportation Department are working together to make certain the work is done safely and properly. The sinkhole is between Oxbo Road and Oak Street.

One lane will be open each direction during the repairs, but officials suggest drivers find alternate routes if at all possible, since Highway 9 will not be able to carry as much traffic as usual.

Repairs will entail constructing a new pipeline to pass beneath the road, in addition to building the structures associated with it on either side of the thoroughfare. The work should be finished today, depending on the weather.

In general, sinkholes usually form when an underground void appears, creating a depression that drains everything near it. In this particular case, the water pipe collapsed and earth filled the space created when the pipe crumpled. Water from the pipe saturated the soil, further weighing it down, while a cavity formed on top of the pipe and expanded upward until it reached the surface.

When incidents like this occur, officials can work with a flyer printing company to create a mailer for residents warning them of the danger and suggesting alternative routes.

Roswell Council gives go-ahead for purchase of land

October 25, 2017 by  

The Roswell City Council recently approved the purchase of land to create the new Seven Branches Legacy Park. [Read more]

Theater celebrates quarter of a century

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The Georgia Ensemble Theatre turned 25 this year, and is celebrating the occasion with a year-long party.

Robert J. Farley, the [Read more]

Roswell Aquatics Center expands services

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The Adult Aquatics Center in Roswell has recently expanded the services it offers. Previous to August 1, 2017, the center was reserved for those age 50 and older, but on that date, it began admitting everyone over the age of 25. [Read more]

Little Helpers help clean up Roswell

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Recently, as part of Roswell’s Adopt-a-Road effort, members of Roswell’s Little Helpers cleaned up trash along Woodstock Road. Those [Read more]

Roswell passes budget

June 22, 2017 by  

The Roswell City Council recently passed the city’s budget for FY2018, garnering tremendous applause from residents who had attended the budget meeting.

Jere Wood, Roswell’s mayor, says [Read more]

Roswell schedules river race

May 17, 2017 by  

For the 15th year in a row, paddlers will celebrate the fun people can have on the water at the Back to the Chattahoochee River Race and Festival.

The event is organized by [Read more]

Roswell senior expo a success

April 22, 2017 by  

On March 29, Roswell held a wellness expo for seniors. This annual event is a project of the Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department, and is designed as a one-stop shop where people can gather information about [Read more]

Roswell students go to ‘Oklahoma!’

February 22, 2017 by  

The musical theater department of Roswell High School will soon bring the classic ‘Oklahoma!’ to its stage.

There are 30 students in the [Read more]

Builder has unusual proposal to save Mimosa Hall

January 27, 2017 by  

Mimosa Hall is an historic antebellum mansion in the center of the Historic District in Roswell, Georgia, and a local and national landmark. Its present owner hopes to sell, but doesn’t want to leave without knowing the building will be properly maintained. Now, Hedgewood Properties has come forward with a proposal to save the structure by making it the heart of a new development.

According to Pam Sessions, Hedgewood’s principal partner, three other [Read more]

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