While traffic improvement work continues on a residential portion of Lower Roswell Road east of Johnson Ferry Road, Cobb transportation officials are gathering plans to make additional upgrades in a nearby corridor.
Cobb DOT held an open house in East Cobb earlier this month outlining plans for an $8 million project, which calls for safety and operational changes on an 0.6-mile segment of Lower Roswell between Davidson Road and Woodlawn Drive.
It is an almost entirely commercial area, stretching from the entrance to the Parkaire Landing Shopping Center at Davidson Road to the Stonewood Village Shopping Center at Woodlawn Drive.
Among the key improvements are:
- A raised median on Lower Roswell between Johnson Ferry Road and Davidson Road to minimize accidents, with an opening into Parkaire Landing;
- Additional through lanes on Lower Roswell and additional and lengthened turn lanes near the Woodlawn Drive intersection;
- A two-way frontage road on the north side of Lower Roswell Road for better business access;
- Bicycle lanes between Johnson Ferry Road and Davidson Road to connect to the current Lower Roswell Road project east of Davidson Road.
The project is included on the list of improvements Cobb voters narrowly approved in March 2011 to continue the one-cent SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) for county transportation and maintenance work.
County officials estimate they will begin making right-of-way acquisitions for the new Lower Roswell Road project in the summer of 2013, with construction scheduled to begin in the summer of 2014.
For more information on the Lower Roswell road project and others please visit the Cobb 2011 SPLOST website.