Bridge Construction Will Close Mars Hill Road in West Cobb Beginning May 30

Bridge repairs on heavily-trafficked Mars Hill Road will close the route beginning on May 30.Photo byGraphic: DeanLand

Heavily-trafficked Mars Hill Road in West Cobb County will close between Cobb Parkway and Stilesboro Road beginning May 30 for bridge repair over Allatoona Creek.

Notification signs are up along Mars Hill Road to warn drivers of the upcoming work. Additional covered signs line the roadway, and those will be uncovered as additional warnings when work starts.

The bridge replacement will occur on Mars Hill Road over Allatoona Creek between Chipping Drive and Waldenbrooke Court. The planned work, to be completed by contractors directed by Cobb County, includes resealing existing bridge joints, patching of existing concrete, repairing concrete cracks, approach slab replacement, installation of a latex-modified concrete overlay, and resurfacing.

Additional off-road work also is required on surrounding water and sewer lines, with some of that work starting before May 30 on the shoulders and areas around the existing bridge.

According to project planning documents issued by Cobb County, the road closure period may only occur between June 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023, and work the work will require the closure of Mars Hill Road for a 21-consecutive day period.

Drivers can avoid the work by detouring from Mars Hill Road onto Mars Hill Church or County Line Road when approaching from the north and Cobb Parkway. Approaching from the south, recommended detours include Burnt Hickory Road to County Line Road north, and Stilesboro Road heading east to Due West Road to the north.

The advanced road closure notice has created some discussion and speculation with area residents, who have voiced concerns on a variety of social media sites including NextDoor and Facebook.

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