August 08, 2019
By Kristal Dixon - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Georgia Department of Transportation has signed off on 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 between Cherokee Street and U.S. 41 in Acworth.
Georgia DOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale said CW Matthews is waiting on a notice to proceed with the project. Once that has been issued, the company has 45 days to submit a work schedule. Dale said CW Mathews should mobilize within 10 to 15 days of getting the notice from the state.
The DOT notes the project is expected to relieve traffic congestion and restrict left-turn movements, which can create hazardous traveling conditions, to where there are openings in the median.
Once complete, this 2.8-mile stretch of Ga. 92 will also have 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.
Dale said the road and bridge projects are expected to be complete by fall 2022.