Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, the right lane for eastbound travel on Windy Hill Road at the I-75 overpass will close indefinitely as the westbound lane on the north side of the bridge reopens. This 24-hour lane closure will cause significant traffic congestion and delays at different times throughout the day. Following this traffic shift, the lane configuration for eastbound traffic across the I-75 bridge will be two through lanes and one left turn lane to I-75 North. Construction work in the area will take place weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drivers are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes.
Cobb County transit riders will enjoy better service to the Cumberland region and downtown Atlanta on CobbLinc beginning Sept. 6, 2016.
The county’s bus service, CobbLinc, is adding a new route 25 from the Cumberland area to MARTA’s Hamilton E. Holmes rail station and updating several other routes.
CobbLinc is the new name for buses and other transit services provided by Cobb Community Transit. Today’s announcement includes expanded coverage, improved safety and a quicker ride for commuters using CobbLinc. All are part of a Cobb transit improvement plan reflected in the new CobbLinc branding.
After Aug. 29, 2016, motorists traveling along Windy Hill Road will no longer have access to the center turn lane, from U.S. 41/Cobb Parkway to Circle 75 Parkway, while the lane is permanently closed and converted into a raised median. Motorists will be able to make left-hand turns only at signalized intersections.
The lane-to-median conversion along the heavily-traveled, half-mile stretch of road is one of the $48 million traffic and safety improvement projects along the 1.43-mile stretch of Windy Hill Road, from U.S. 41/Cobb Parkway to Powers Ferry Road.
The Cobb County Department of Transportation has launched a new Geographic Information System (GIS)-powered story map for Cobb County International Airport – McCollum Field (CIAA). The user-friendly visual communications tool takes the viewer through a narrative and series of photos that make it clear why CCIA is “Atlanta’s New Choice” for air travel. Take the virtual tour of the airport online at http://arcg.is/29bGICG!
The Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) has awarded Cobb Commute top honors in Georgia’s 2016 Technology Innovation Showcase. The web-based application, provided via collaboration between the Cobb County Department of Transportation and Information Services Department, offers up-to-date traffic conditions for local commuters. It is one of eight projects that will be recognized at a luncheon during the Georgia Digital Government Summit on September 29, 2016, in Atlanta. Cobb Commute is the only county project to earn top honors in the showcase.