Six pedestrian bridges along Cobb County's 12.8-mile Silver Comet Trail will be closed to the public this winter while Cobb County Department of Transportation (CCDOT) crews repair or replace pedestrian bridge ends over Powder Springs Creek, Lucille Creek, Noses Creek, Olley Creek, Nickajack Creek and Cooper Lake Road.
The repair work, funded by the 2011 SPLOST, will result in consecutive closures of each pedestrian bridge from January to April 2014, resulting in no access and no detours across the bridges during construction. At the same time the pedestrian bridge work is being conducted, additional crews will be improving other areas along the Silver Comet Trail by repairing fences, drainage systems and grading.
Cobb County officials strongly advise the public to pay close attention to all warning signs and stay out of closed construction zones, as there will be severe drop offs.
Not every area under construction will be completely closed off to the public. CCDOT officials warn trail users to slow down when approaching all signs, and in areas not completely closed, and for bike users, be prepared to dismount and walk through.
More work will be conducted on the trail next spring where a rolling trail closure will occur as the entire Silver Comet Trail is resurfaced.
Information and project updates will be posted at cobbdot.org or contact the project manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.