Get your walking shoes ready: Cobb mountain to river trail almost done

This time next year Cobb County residents will be able to walk from Kennesaw Mountain to the Chattahoochee River.

The 13.5 mile multi-use trail known as the Mountain to River Trail has less than 3 miles to be constructed, according to WABE. 

This last section is being built by the city of Marietta, and will connect the existing trail at Tower Road and Roselane Avenue, cut through historic downtown, cross South Marietta Parkway via a pedestrian bridge, and end at West Atlanta Street and Pearl Street. 

The project, which has been delayed several times over the years, is an effort to make the area more walkable, city engineer Charlie Lanz said

"We're constantly getting requests for more sidewalks,” Lanz said. “People want to be able to walk from their neighborhood to downtown Marietta and that's always a big priority access to provide pedestrian access throughout the city."

The entire length of the trail is expected to be completed by late 2016.

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