Five pedestrian bridges along Cobb County's 12.8-mile Silver Comet Trail will be temporarily closed to the public this winter while Cobb County Department of Transportation (CCDOT) crews repair or replace bridge ends over Cooper Lake Bridge, Olley Creek Bridge, Noses Creek Bridge, Lucille Creek Bridge and Powder Springs Creek Bridge.
The repair work, funded by the 2011 SPLOST, will result in consecutive closures of each pedestrian bridge through 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.
The closure schedule is weather-dependent and is as follows:
Silver Comet Bridge Mile Markers Dates
Cooper Lake Bridge 0.0 – 1.2 Jan. 20 – Feb. 16
Olley Creek Bridge 6.3 – 7.3 Feb. 10 – 21
Noses Creek Bridge 8.3 – 8.7 Feb. 17 – March 21
Lucille Creek Bridge 10.5 – 11.2 (Phase 1) March 17 – 28
The full Silver Comet Trail will be open to cyclists and pedestrians during the entire week of the Cobb County Schools Spring break from Fri. p.m., March 29 – Mon. a.m., April 7.
Lucille Creek Bridge 10.5 – 11.2 (Phase 2) April 7 – 20
Powder Springs Creek Bridge 11.6 – 12.3 April 14 – 25
Please visit the Cobb County DOT site for more detailed closure information: portal.cobbcountyga.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3290&Itemid=983
Closure date information and project updates will be posted at cobbdot.org or contact the project manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.