Cobb County Government

The Cobb County Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house concerning improvements at the intersections of Canton Road and Shallowford Road/Highland Terrace, and Canton Road and Piedmont Road Tuesday, May 1, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Blackwell Elementary School (3470 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066). Citizens are invited to learn more about the projects, ask questions and provide comments. There will be no formal presentation.

 

 

Beginning Monday, Feb. 12, the two westbound lanes of Cumberland Boulevard will shift down to a single westbound lane starting at the intersection with Cumberland Parkway and continuing across the bridge over I-285. This shift will be in place for several weeks as work continues to widen Cumberland Boulevard from two lanes to three lanes in the westbound direction and to add left turn lane improvements at Cumberland Boulevard’s intersections with Cumberland Parkway, the Cumberland Mall entrance and Akers Mill Road. Signage and traffic control devices will be in place. Motorists should reduce their speed and exercise caution in the area.

Construction for the project is expected to be completed in October 2018.

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.

YourGOV, a smart phone and web-based work request tool provided by the Cobb County Department of Transportation (DOT), allows citizens to submit non-emergency service requests directly to the DOT work management system.

The Cobb County Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house concerning improvements at the intersection of Dallas Highway and Lost Mountain Road/Mars Hill Road Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the West Cobb Senior Center (Oak Hall, 4915 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs, GA 30127). 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 (CCDOT) will host an open house regarding the draft of the county’s Greenways and Trails Master Plan Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cobb County Civic Center (548 S. Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060). Citizens are invited to review and discuss the plan and provide comments.

Cobb County is home to an extensive network of nearly 50 miles of greenways and trails that provide opportunities for recreation and travel, and connect people to parks, shopping, offices and schools. CCDOT initiated the Greenways and Trails Master Plan process to determine priority corridors for new greenways and trails and to provide recommendations for improving the existing network to make trails more accessible.

Additional information is available at cobbtrailplan.com. Comments may be sent by email to info@cobbtrailplan.com.

The Cobb County Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house concerning improvements at the intersection of Acworth Due West Road and Jim Owens Road/Mars Hill Church Road Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lewis Elementary School (4179 Jim Owens Road, Kennesaw, GA  30152). 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 will hold a public information open house concerning improvements on New Macland Road Wednesday, March 21, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. in McEachern High School’s Russell Hall (2400 New Macland Road, Powder Springs, 30127). Citizens are invited to learn more about the project, ask questions and provide comments. There will be no formal presentation.

CobbLinc staff is proposing changes to the current Cumberland circulator routes and wants to hear your input and opinions at the upcoming public hearing 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27. It will be held in the BOC Room on the second floor of 100 Cherokee St., Marietta. This public hearing is accessible by using the CobbLinc transit system via routes 15, 40 and 45. If you cannot attend the hearing and want to provide comments, you may:

  1. Contact CobbLinc Customer Service at 770-427-4444
  2. Complete an online comment card at www.cobblinc.com
  3. Visit CobbLinc Customer Service at 431 Commerce Park Drive, Marietta, during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday)
  4. Email comments on the proposed changes to cobblincDO@cobbcounty.org or fax comments to 770-528-4360 by Feb. 27.

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

The Paces Ferry Road improvements project (X2318) will add a left turn lane from Paces Ferry Road to New Paces Ferry Road to relieve traffic congestion at Paces Mill and Paces Ferry Roads. Left turns from Paces Mill onto Paces Ferry will be restricted; left turns will be accommodated at New Paces Ferry instead. Additionally, sidewalks will be added along Paces Ferry Road near Overlook Parkway, and other minor improvements will be made. The project is in design and right-of-way acquisition. Construction is expected to begin in late summer 2018.

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.