Marietta to hold public meeting on traffic calming for Manning Road

Marietta City Hall in article about Marietta Museum of History pop-upsMarietta City Hall -- photo by Larry Felton Johnson

The City of Marietta has scheduled a public meeting on August 20, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Laurel Park Pavilion located at 151 Manning Road to consider traffic calming options for Manning Road between Whitlock Ave. and Marietta High School.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the city recommends that anyone attending the meeting in-person wear a mask. City staff will take the temperature of attendees, and 6-foot social distancing at the meeting is recommended.

Another option for participation is to take part via the LiveStreamed version on the City of Marietta Facebook page where you will be able to see the presentation and submit comments or questions.

The city’s press release describes the purpose and format of the meeting as follows:

During the meeting we will present options for Traffic Calming including 3 & 4 way stop intersections, raised brick crosswalks, bike lanes, speed tables, and driver feedback signs options.  The feedback we receive will be brought to City Council at a to be determined date for a formal Public Hearing that will be advertised to the community.  At that Public Hearing, City Council may choose to vote on a traffic calming options that would be installed in the area.

About the City of Marietta

According to the City of Marietta’s “About” page:

The City of Marietta, Georgia, is a full-service municipality distinguished by its unique history, sense of community and modern quality of life.

The city’s economic development, police, fire, parks and recreation, public works, environmental services, power and water departments serve citizens and businesses.

Marietta is 15 miles northwest of Atlanta and the Cobb County seat. At 23 square miles, Marietta is one of Georgia’s most populous cities, with 56,579 residents calling the city home.

The National Civic League judged Marietta one of the 10 best communities in the nation as a 2006 All-America City, the oldest and most-respected community recognition award in the country. CNNMoney.com named Marietta one of the top 25 places in the United States to retire in 2011.

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