The Georgia Department of Transportation has developed and funded a project to widen a segment of Ga. 92 in Cobb County.
The $57.7 million contract was awarded to Marietta-based CW Matthews to transform the state route from a two-lane roadway to a thoroughfare with four lanes and a raised median from Cherokee Street to U.S. 41 in Acworth. GA DOT notes the project is expected to relieve traffic congestion and restrict left-turn movements, which can create hazardous traveling conditions, to openings in the median. Once complete, this 2.8-mile stretch of GA Hwy 92 will also include: a 10-foot multi-use trail on the east side of the road, a 12-foot shoulder with curb and gutter and a five-foot sidewalk on the west side of the highway. The project also calls for replacing the bridge over Lake Acworth, which will cost $21.7 million. The construction contract’s length is 1,156 days and is expected to be complete in Fall of 2022.
The City has been working with GA DOT to develop the widening project for 15 years since it’s the main roadway that connects extreme southern Bartow County, Paulding County and northern Cobb County with I-75. CW Matthews is committed to keeping the highway open to drivers during the construction period, but there may be some disruptions in traffic patterns. The two-lane state highway is used by about 24,000 cars each day. By the time it’s complete, the roadway is expected to carry 35,000 cars daily and will be able to serve motorists much more efficiently.