Regarding tonight’s open house, East Cobb resident Larry Savage said, “I suggest anyone who lives in the East Cobb area should attend this event and have a look at what is proposed for the Lower Roswell Rd. area around the Johnson Ferry intersection. I’ve seen a preliminary drawing and there is significant rearrangement of the roadways. My take is that the primary driver of this project is the desire to add bike lanes through the area. No one has mentioned the cost but it will be substantial.
Cobb Department of Transportation will host a public information open house for Lower Roswell Road safety and operational improvements 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8. The meeting will be held at East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 510-B, Marietta. These improvements are a part of the 2011 Special Local Option Sales Tax program. The project 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 lanes on a proposed frontage road connecting the existing intersection at Davidson Road.
The open house will provide the public an opportunity to view proposed improvements and express interest and concerns about the proposed project. People are invited to attend anytime during the hours of 5 to 7 p.m. to review plans. There will be no formal presentation. Written statements will be accepted until Jan. 22 and may be submitted firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments will be presented to the Cobb Board of Commissioners.