Saturday, March 23, 2013
Updated information on construction projects that may affect your commute in the coming week.
Saturday, March 23
The following East Cobb road work information has been provided by District 2 Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott: Lower Roswell Road Construction Little Willeo Road Sidewalks Construction Old Paper Mill Drive Drainage Construction Project includes replacing a section of pipe, constructing a new headwall, and stabilizing the shoulder. Paper Mill Road Bridge Replacement In May, Cobb County DOT will begin work on replacing the bridge and adding a pedestrian bridge over Sope Creek on Paper Mill Road. The new bridge will include a six foot sidewalk on the south side, providing access to the National Park Service trails. This project will result in closing Paper Mill Road at the bridge for approximately four months beginning once school breaks for the …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Cobb DOT officials will be on hand at the East Cobb Library Tuesday to answer questions about improvements at the Johnson Ferry Road intersection.
Sunday, January 6
An open house for forthcoming improvements at the Lower Roswell Road and Johnson Ferry Road intersection will take place on Tuesday. Cobb DOT officials will be on hand from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, in the Parkaire Landing Shopping Center. This will be the second public availaibility to answer questions about the $8 million project, which is being funded as part of the 2011 Cobb Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). An earlier open house took place in November. The project, which is slated to begin in the summer of 2013, will improve or add 11-foot through lanes and two-way left turn lanes, add a raised median in certain locations and bicycle lanes, replace existing sidewalks and add 10 foot …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The project at Holly Springs and Davis roads will begin when schools are out for the summer.
The final tally between the email poll and the public information open house (PIOH) input is 62 support the Holly Springs and Davis Road roundabout while 45 oppose it, according to District 3 Cobb County Commissioner JoAnn Birrell. There were five conditional responses and six uncommitted responses. The conditional respondents requested conditions on which they would support or oppose the roundabout, while the uncommitted respondents neither opposed nor supported the roundabout project. The Cobb County Department of Transportation plans for construction to begin when schools close for the summer at the end of May. The roundabout project should be kept within the existing right of way, and the contractor won't remove much vegetation. …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
More traffic delays are expected this week in two areas of an ongoing improvement project east of Johnson Ferry Road.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
The office of District 2 Cobb commissioner Bob Ott has announced that ongoing Lower Roswell Road East improvement project will affect traffic along two areas this week. Noble Oak Drive to Willow Point Pkwy – Monday through Friday Periodic lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Noble Oak Dr and Willow Point Pkwy. One lane will remain open at all times. Contractor building walls, grading, installing storm drainage, and sewer main. Various utility companies relocating services. Waterford Green Dr to Bryson Place – Monday through Friday Periodic lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Waterford Green Dr and Bryson Place. One lane will remain open at all times. Contractor installing water main, storm drainage and grading.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Occasional lane closures east of Johnson Ferry Road will continue this week in two areas.
Monday, January 16, 2012
The following road construction projects will affect traffic this week along Lower Roswell Road, according to the office of East Cobb commissioner Bob Ott: Thackston Drive to Tally Green Drive Periodic lane closures will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. One lane will remain open at all times due to contractor grading, storm drainage installation and water main and sewer main work. Various utility companies will be relocating services. Glenverness Drive to Surrey Trail Periodic lane closures will occur at Glenverness Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. because of gas company tie-in work on gas main.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Many residents attending a Tuesday town-hall meeting were skeptical that the regional sales tax would benefit them.
A strong majority of East Cobb residents attending a town-hall meeting Tuesday about next year's Atlanta regional transportation SPLOST referendum said they oppose the penny sales tax. Many told state lawmakers at the Walton High School hearing, moderated by state Sen. Judson Hill (R-East Cobb), that they doubt the nearly $1.2 billion collected for Cobb projects over 10 years would benefit them. (See attached PDFs for a list and map.) They were especially scornful of the proposed $856 million light-rail project that would connect the Arts Center MARTA station in Midtown Atlanta with the Cumberland area, the first phase of a projected long-term Northwest Corridor transit plan that would reach Acworth. The only road project on the current …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Each Tuesday we list local transportation projects that may affect your commute and regular driving habits.
The Cobb County Department of Transportation continuously lists roads under construction or repair. East Cobb commissioner Bob Ott sent out an e-mail to constituents Tuesday with the following updates: "Woodlawn Drive will be closed to through traffic between Lower Roswell Road and Tiger Lily Way from June 6 to Aug. 12. The Cobb Marietta Water Authority will be removing and replacing a 36 inch water supply line." "Cobb DOT is also adjusting the signal timing at Paper Mill Road, Powers Road and Lower Roswell Road to account for traffic flow changes during this time." Other projects around Cobb that are ongoing: Acworth Due West Road Big Shanty Extension, phase 1 and 3 Callaway Road Canton Road Corridor County Line Road Hiram Lithia Springs…
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
$230.3 million widening of Cobb Parkway also among big ticket items unveiled by county officials Monday.
Construction of a $2 billion high-capacity transit system from Acworth to Midtown Atlanta tops the list of proposed projects Cobb County officials hope to fund should a regional sales tax meet with the approval of voters in the summer of 2012. Cobb County transportation officials held an open house Monday in the Board of Commissioners room to unveil a wish list of projects. Since last summer, county transportation officials have touted the benefits of a light rail system that generally runs along U.S. 41 from Acworth through Marietta and into the Cumberland district and then onwards to the MARTA Arts Center Station. The county is currently undergoing an alternatives analysis, a federally required study to explore various modes of traffic …