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Ott Town Hall Tonight; New Highway 41 Bridge Coming

Commissioner Bob Ott could discuss GDOT's plans for a new bridge spanning the Chattahoochee River that is scheduled to be complete by December 2014.

District 2 Commissioner Bob Ott will host a town hall meeting tonight in the community room of the East Cobb Library located at 4880 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta.

Ott will speak with constituents between 7-9 p.m. and discuss a wide range of topics.

One item of discussion could be this week’s announcement by the Georgia Department of Transportation that it will be spending $12.6 million (part of a $54 million spending package on 10 new transportation infrastructure improvement and maintenance projects across the state) for a new bridge across the Chattahoochee River.

The bridge will replace the current four-lane U.S. Highway 41/State Route 3 (Cobb/Northside Parkway) bridge that was built in 1935. The new bridge will be a divided, six-lane span that will include both a multi-purpose trail and a sidewalk.  It is scheduled for completion in December 2014. 

E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc., of Snellville will provide the construction. GDOT has indicated that during construction, four lanes will always remain open. The multi-purpose trail portion of the bridge will eventually link to the Silver Comet Trail.

According to The Marietta Daily Journal, the Cumberland Community Improvement District paid $870,000 toward the design of the project and Cobb’s only budgeted contribution is $1,400 for internal project management and review.

Information on construction and lane closure schedules will be forthcoming before work begins. Further details on this project and others awarded in the Department’s October letting are available via this link

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