Cobb County Government

The Cobb County Department of Transportation (CCDOT) debuted “Pete’s Street Smarts,” an educational video on pedestrian safety for children, early this week. A collaboration between CCDOT, the Cobb County Safety Village, Safe Kids Cobb County and Cobb & Douglas Public Health, the animated short showcases what to do—and what not to do—when crossing roads.

Four key tips for traveling safely while walking are illustrated in the three-minute video, including avoiding distractions from devices and waiting to cross at intersections with the protection of the “walk” signal. The life-saving advice is delivered by a narrator, Pete, and presented onscreen through the actions of vividly colored characters. Techniques such as repetition, rhythm and rhyme are employed throughout to encourage retention for young viewers.

"Uncover how the Cobb County, GA Department of Transportation streamlines their day-to-day operations with Cartegraph. Hear from GIS Manager Lynn Biggs on how eliminating paper and switching to a data-driven system made them more effective, efficient, and productive for their citizens. From integrating 911 calls to prioritizing pavement management, the crew at Cobb County shares their high-performance government journey." —Cartegraph

Click here to view a photo narrative from the Dec. 15 ribbon cutting event.

After a four-month rehabilitation project, the historic Concord Road covered bridge near Smyrna will reopen to traffic Friday, Dec. 15, at 12:30 p.m.

The annual Stuff-A-Bus program, sponsored by the Cobb County Department of Transportation’s transit division, CobbLinc, and Cobb Christmas, Inc., the County’s oldest and largest holiday assistance program, is now accepting gifts for the 2017 holiday season. This December the specially wrapped CobbLinc bus will visit various business locations to collect new toys, monetary donations and non-perishable foods to benefit families in need.

The CobbLinc transit service 2017 holiday schedule is now available on cobblinc.com.

The Cobb County Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house concerning intersection improvements at McCollum Parkway and Ben King Road/Big Shanty Road Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pinetree Country Club (3400 McCollum Parkway NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144). Citizens are invited to learn more about the project, ask questions and provide comments. There will be no formal presentation.

The Cobb County Department of Transportation and the City of Marietta Department of Public Works will hold a public information open house concerning the Old 41 Highway CSX railroad bridge project on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Must Ministries Community Room, 1407 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta, GA 30060. Citizens are invited to learn more about the project, ask questions and provide comments. There will be no formal presentation.

The Cobb County Department of Transportation and City of Marietta Public Works Department will host a public information open house on three proposed Kennesaw Mountain pedestrian trails Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Marietta High School (1171 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta, GA 30064). Citizens are invited to learn more about the project, ask questions and provide comments. A court reporter will be available to record verbal comments. There will be no formal presentation.

NOTICE

Full bridge closures: Friday, Sept. 22 (9 p.m.) - Monday, Sept. 25 (5 a.m.) and Friday, Sept. 29 (9 p.m.) - Monday, Oct. 2 (5 a.m.)

Single lane closures: Monday, Sept. 25 - Friday, Sept. 29

 

Construction to add a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) to Wade Green Road over Interstate 75 in Kennesaw will begin this summer, as early as mid-June. The project will include rehabilitation of the Wade Green bridge and is anticipated to last at least five months. Single-lane and full closures are expected in late September.

Little Willeo Road between Willow Point Parkway and Odins Way in Marietta is now closed to through traffic until July 28, 2017. This project consists of a complete bridge replacement on Little Willeo Road over Timber Ridge Branch as well as construction of two travel lanes, shoulders and pedestrian accommodations.

Motorists should plan to detour and travel carefully in the area.

Click “Read More” for detour route information, map and photo.

Beginning May 30, 2017, Keheley Drive from Kemp Road to Keheley Road in Marietta will close to through traffic until June 25, 2017, due to drainage construction work. The existing reinforced concrete pipe has failed, causing settlement between the roadway and sidewalk. During this project, new drainage structures will be constructed, and the 24-inch pipe under Keheley Drive as well as the failure areas of sidewalk and curbing will be replaced.

Motorists should plan to detour and travel carefully in the area.

Click "Read More" for detour route information and map.

Construction for the Pope High School roundabout will require the closure of Hembree Road to vehicular and pedestrian through traffic beginning at 6 p.m. May 24, 2017. The closure will be in place for nearly two months, through July 17. Work hours will likely extend into evenings and weekends, starting the first night of closure.

Davis Road from Sandy Plains Road to Holly Springs Road closed May 3, 2017, and will remained closed through July 17, 2017, for safety and operational improvements. In conjunction with the Cobb County School District’s relocation of Mountain View Elementary School, CCDOT will add new right-turn and left-turn lanes on Sandy Plains Road, rebuild a traffic signal at the intersection, add flashing school zone beacons and upgrade the median.

View the project fact sheet.

To plan detour routes for this closure, visit the Cobb Commute link for this closure here.

Cobb County DOT is working in partnership with the Cumberland Community Improvement District and other organizations on a number of projects to improve Cumberland area roadways. Learn more about each project below.

The Cobb County Police Department, in collaboration with the Cobb County Department of Transportation and other partners, has developed this traffic management plan (TMP) for events at SunTrust Park, with the following guiding principles:

  • Provide for safe, efficient vehicular and pedestrian arrival and departure;
  • Minimize traffic impacts to nearby neighborhoods, businesses and daily commuters;
  • Leverage extensive thoroughfare network which provides 14 points of access, including two interstates; and
  • Leverage the County's Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS).

Update (12/11/17): Due to the winter storm, the bridge will remain closed through Friday, Dec. 15, for completion of the renovation project.

Metal support boxes will be constructed inside the landmark Concord Road covered bridge near Smyrna as part of a scheduled safety project that will close the iconic structure in summer 2017.  

The popular Cobb County-owned bridge is one of the busiest one-lane covered bridges in the South, carrying 7,000 to 10,000 motorists daily. Slated renovations will strengthen it and keep it from leaning.

“The bridge is hit about once a month,” said Jim Wilgus, director of the Cobb County Department of Transportation (CCDOT). “The hits have caused it to lean, and we need to fix that.”

The Cobb County Department of Transportation (CCDOT) has activated six dynamic message signs throughout Marietta and Smyrna. The signs are located on routes that converge on the Interstate 75/U.S. 41 corridor within the greater Cumberland area and play a role in guiding patrons to SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta.

The full-color LED signs installed on Cobb Parkway, South Marietta Parkway, Roswell Road and Spring Road provide travel time information for common destinations and indicate the congestion level related to specific routes in real time. Travel times on I-75 and Cobb Parkway appear in digits that are green, yellow or red, depending on the average speed of the roadway. Green digits indicate near free-flow speeds, yellow digits indicate moderate speeds and red digits indicate slow conditions. Public service announcements as well as information related to incidents, construction and special events also will appear on the signs. These messages allow motorists to choose less congested routes.