Acworth Fall Town Hall to be Oct. 28

Groundbreaking for the Ga. 92 widening project in Acworth took place in early 2020. Acworth's Fall Town Hall on Oct. 28 will concern updates on this and other projects in the community. (Courtesy of Acworth)
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Groundbreaking for the Ga. 92 widening project in Acworth took place in early 2020. Acworth's Fall Town Hall on Oct. 28 will concern updates on this and other projects in the community. (Courtesy of Acworth)

Acworth’s Fall Town Hall will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Acworth Community Center, 4361 Cherokee St.

The presentation will be made by Mayor Tommy Allegood.

“At this meeting, you will have an opportunity to hear important updates on projects throughout the community,” according to a city statement.

Among the projects will be a westbound lane closure on Ga. 92 to prepare for the setting of bridge beams by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 22 for the new Lake Acworth/Lake Allatoona Bridge.

So far for most of last year and this year, the work has included the construction of a new entrance at Collins Circle and Ga. 92 (Lake Acworth Drive).

Overall, GDOT is paying for this $57.7 million contract - 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.

Once complete by next fall, this 2.8-mile stretch of Ga. 92 also will 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 two-lane state highway is used by about 24,000 cars each day.

When completed, the roadway is expected to carry 35,000 cars daily.

Information: acworth.org/ga_highway_92/index.php