Lanes will be closed on SR360/Macland Road in Cobb County today to move heavy road work equipment

Road construction equipment on shoulder of road with orange safety barriersRoad construction equipment (Cobb County Courier/Larry Felton Johnson)

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced in a press release that contractors will close lanes on SR 360 in Cobb County today, Saturday October 1, to move equipment. SR 360 is named Macland Road west of Windy Hill Road and Powder Springs Road to the northeast. The section the GDOT will work on Saturday is Macland Road.

The GDOT describes the scope and schedule of the work as follows:

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will install lane closures on State Route 360/Powder Springs Road this Saturday. These activities are related to the project to widen SR 360/Powder Springs Road from New Macland Road to SR 120/Charles Hardy Parkway in Cobb and Paulding counties, approximately 6.2 miles.

Weather and on-site conditions permitting, crews will close a single lane on SR 360/Powder Springs Road between Lost Mountain Road and SR 120 on Saturday, October 1 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. to allow crews to move equipment through the project area. Roadway message boards and traffic flaggers will assist in guiding drivers through the closures.

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In addition, the long-term closure of Old Atlanta Road will continue for an estimated 2-3 months, weather and on-site conditions permitting, for storm drain installation, grading and concrete and asphalt work. Drivers in the area will be directed to use Poplar Springs Road to detour around this closure.

The project will widen SR 360 to two lanes in each direction, add a median and sidewalks in each direction. The estimated $88.6 million project is scheduled for completion in July 2024.

The GDOT recommends the following safety precautions for drivers approaching the work zone:

As always, motorists traveling in the area are reminded to reduce their speeds in the work zone. Motorists are also encouraged to wear seatbelts, eliminate distractions behind the wheel, and plan their routes before getting on the road by calling 511 for real-time information on work status and traffic conditions.

About the Georgia Department of Transportation

The GDOT describes itself as follows:

Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. Georgia DOT and its nearly 4,000 employees are committed to delivering a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability and mobility. The Department’s vision is to boost Georgia’s competitiveness through leadership in transportation.

The GDOT’s governing body is the 14-member State Transportation Board. The board is chosen by the state legislative delegations of each of the 14 congressional districts in Georgia. The board members serve five-year terms.

The board is currently chaired by Emily Dunn from the 9th Congressional District.

The State Transportation Board chooses the commissioner, currently Russell R. McMurry.

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