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.
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Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood said the city has been working with the DOT to get the widening project done for 15 years since it’s the main roadway that connects extreme southern Bartow County, Paulding County and northern Cobb County with I-75. The mayor said contractors are committed to keeping the highway open to drivers during the construction period, but said there could be some disruptions in traffic patterns.
He said the two-lane state highway is used by about 24,000 cars each day. By the time it’s complete, Allegood said the roadway is expected to carry 35,000 cars daily, but will be able to serve those motorists “much more efficiently.”
“This is going to be a real quality of live improvement for a lot of people,” he said.
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