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Thank You to Cobb DOT

 

With temperatures now well above freezing, all Cobb County roads should be thawed. Cobb Department of Transportation crews continue to treat remaining isolated and shaded spots. Thank you to our DOT staff, who worked around the clock to ensure the safety of our residents.

Prior to our winter storm, crews applied 4,700 gallons of brine on bridges and public safety facilities throughout Cobb. After the snow and ice hit, crews spread 500 tons of salt and 2,000 tons of gravel.

It took a total of 2,500 tons of material to keep residents safe during Winter Storm Helena. Six cycles were completed and an estimated 4,272 miles were treated with salt/gravel. This includes 662 miles of mostly multi-lane roads and 50 miles of state routes. Many roads were treated multiple times.

Thank you Cobb residents for heeding warnings and staying safe during the storm!

 

Help the environment by recycling your Christmas trees

Did you know that your Christmas trees can be recycled? Recycling trees creates mulch, fuel, wildlife habitats and other useful material. Keep Cobb Beautiful staff will sponsor free recycling drop-offs this holiday season.

*** UPDATED INFORMATION ***

Due to the inclement weather for our area, we are postponing the Bring One for the Chipper Event which was scheduled for Saturday, January 7.

Participating Home Depot locations will allow residents to drop off trees up to Monday, January 9. Residents can also drop off their trees to the Cobb County Parks listed below until January 15. Thank you.
 

  • Lost Mountain Park, 4845 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs
  • Noonday Creek Park, 489 Hawkins Store Rd., Kennesaw
  • Fullers Park, 3499 Robinson Rd., Marietta

 

 

Free mulch will be available after Jan. 9. For more information, contact KCB at 770-528-1135 or keepcobbbeautiful@cobbcounty.org.

Tickets on sale now for 2017 Encore Series

Get your tickets now for the exciting 2017 Encore Series at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. The lineup will include:

Jan. 21: The Official Blues Brother Revue
Feb. 4: Andy Williams Moon River and Me (starring Jimmy Osmond)
Feb. 28: The Buckinghams
March 16-19: Damn Yankees (presented by Pebblebrook High School)
April 29: Shadows of the 60s
May 13: Tommy Roe

You can save the most money by purchasing a season pass. This includes a ticket to each of the shows with the same seat for every performance. A season pass is only $180. Tickets for individual shows are also for sale through ticketmaster.com.

New tool to help you avoid traffic

Cobb Department of Transportation staff recently announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze (www.waze.com), the real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app. Designed as a free, two-way data share of publicly-available traffic information, the Waze Connected Citizens Program promotes greater efficiency, deeper insights and safer roads for Cobb residents.
 
“Our work is about helping people get around as safely and efficiently as possible," Jim Wilgus, Cobb DOT director, said. "That means construction, certainly, but it also means making the most of technology. We are excited about how working with Waze will help us meet that goal.”
 
This program allows the county to provide an additional way to make the public aware of ongoing construction, traffic incidents and event-related lane closures. The Waze app combines Cobb DOT’s traffic information with user-generated reports to offer a more comprehensive look at conditions for commuters. The county will also collect anonymous, real-time data from Waze to help identify traffic trends. That information will be beneficial in transportation planning as Cobb continues to progress as a metro Atlanta hub for business, education and entertainment.
 
“No one knows more about what is happening on the roads than Wazers, and Cobb County will be able to use these anonymous insights to further promote safer roads," Adam Fried, Waze’s new business development manager, said. "In exchange, Cobb County is providing critical road closure and incident data to Waze, helping Wazers better circumvent major traffic events and real-time traffic blocks.”
 
To find out more about Connected Citizens, visit waze.com/ccp. To download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit www.waze.com/get.

Your mission: join 'Operation Give a Dog a House'

Help give a dog a home by donating dog houses to needy pets living outside during the winter. You can drop off new or used plastic or igloo type dog houses, that are in good condition, to the Cobb Animal Control shelter, 1060 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta. Shelter staff is unable to accept barrel type dog houses. If you are unable to drop them off, contact the shelter to schedule a pick-up at 770-499-4136 or control@cobbcounty.org. This effort is part of Cobb County Animal Control's Holiday Community Outreach Effort.