On June 22, 2016, the State Road and Tollway Authority Board (SRTA) approved a $1,600,000 grant to fund Cobb County Department of Transportation improvements in the Six Flags area. The project seeks to improve mobility on Riverside Parkway from the I-20 EB off-ramp to Six Flags Drive by realigning an intersection and improving sidewalks, traffic signals and signage. Employees and guests to Six Flags Over Georgia also will benefit from increased accessibility.
Plaques honoring Thomas E. "Skip" Spann were placed along the Skip Spann Connector on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. The connector, the first lighted bridge in the county, increases safety for pedestrians and bikers while reducing I-75 and Chastain Road congestion. Spann, founding chairman of the Town Center Community Improvement District, inspired growth and change in Cobb County and served on the TCCID Board of Directors until his passing in 2012.
A section of Paces Ferry Road, from Paces Mill Road and Cochise Drive, will be closed, Sunday, June 26, beginning at 10 a.m., while Georgia Power relocates several utility poles around the Cobb County Vinings fire station. The closure is expected to last approximately eight hours. To insure the safe and efficient relocation of poles, Georgia Power must turn off power to 18 residential customers in the immediate vicinity. Those customers are being contacted directly. No business customers will be impacted. Please use New Paces Ferry Road as a detour during construction.
The Cobb County Department of Transportation received more than $8 million in grants through the state-funded GO! Transit Capital Program on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Gov. Nathan Deal and State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) Executive Director Chris Tomlinson announced awards for 11 transit projects, including two for Cobb County. The awards for Cobb will fund bus route expansions.
Pickett’s Mill Elementary School, Pope High School and Dowell Elementary School will receive safety and operational improvements as part of 2005 and 2011 SPLOST projects.
Major traffic safety and operational improvements at the East Cobb intersection of Sewell Mill Road and Johnson Ferry Road will result in two temporary road closures this summer.