The result will be a well-connected trail system through Marietta, Cobb County and the park, continuing the existing multi-use trail systems already in place within Cobb and Marietta, according to a May 28 memo from Cobb Department of Transportation Director Erica Parish to Cobb County Manager Rob Hosack on the day the state funding was accepted by the Cobb commissioners.
Improvements include the addition of a multi-use trail along Cheatham Hill Road, providing access to Cheatham Hill and Kolb Farm battle sites, interpretive facilities and trailheads, Parish said.
The project scope includes construction of an eight-foot to 10-foot-wide multi-use trail along the following corridors:
- the east side of Cheatham Hill Road, beginning at Powder Springs Road, extending north to the existing trail on the west side of John Ward Road;
- from the intersection of John Ward Road and Whitlock Avenue/Dallas Highway/SR120, ending at Cheatham Hill Drive and
- the east side of Burnt Hickory Road from Whitlock Avenue north to Polk Street, then crossing over to extend along the west side of Burnt Hickory Road to Old Mountain Road.