Cobb to replace 3 bridges with SPLOST funds
by Jon Gillooly
May 18, 2013 12:04 AM | 4570 views | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — Residents may need to find temporary detours as the county moves to replace three bridges in west, north and east Cobb.

The Board of Commissioners this week agreed to hire Tucker-based Sunbelt Structures Inc. to complete the projects using funds from the 2011 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

“Bridge infrastructure is important, and we monitor them periodically just to give ratings to make sure it’s safe for truck traffic — you know, the bigger, heavier vehicles,” county Chairman Tim Lee said.

“When we got ready for the SPLOST, we identified several bridges that, because of their age and their use, need to be replaced, and those are the three that we’re moving forward on here.”

The Hopkins Road Bridge over Wildhorse Creek, between Macedonia and Powder Springs Roads in west Cobb, will be replaced for $828,631.

Originally built in 1962, the bridge will be closed from May 28 through July 29 for construction.

Built in 1972, the New Chastain Road Bridge’s two-lane westbound section over Noonday Creek in north Cobb off Canton Road will be replaced for $1.2 million.

Only the westbound section of the bridge will be closed during construction starting June 1, with traffic diverted to the two-lane eastbound side. The project is expected to be completed by Sept. 16.

Originally built in 1925, with a new deck installed in 1970, the Paper Mill Road Bridge over Sope Creek in east Cobb south of Lower Roswell Road will be replaced for $2.12 million.

That bridge will be closed from May 28 through Oct. 25.
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May 20, 2013
Is there an update on when the new bridge on Cobb Parkway (over the Chattahoochee) will be finished?
May 18, 2013
I'm just waiting for the comment- "What?? How can the CCSD use SPLOST funds for that? just another reason to vote NO."

Sad to say- people will think this way.
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