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SPLOST Projects to Improve Cobb Transportation

The four-year 1 percent sales tax will be collected until December 2015 and must be spent on voter approved projects.

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners recently approved several items funded through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. These actions included:

  • Approved contracts for construction of sidewalks along Little Willeo Road from Johnson Ferry Road to Timber Ridge Road and a sidewalk along Casteel Road from Dallas Highway to Sunset Ridge. The state will fund 80 percent of the construction costs while the county will be responsible 20 percent using special local option sales tax dollars. These projects are scheduled to be complete 180 days from a notice to proceed.
  • Approved paying the cost of relocating Georgia Power Company facilities from Queen Mill Road because of improvements along the roadway. These changes include realignment of multiple curves as well as installation of sidewalk, curb and gutters and two retaining walls. The project spans Queen Mill Road from Veterans Memorial Highway to Mableton Parkway. Cost of the utility facility relocation will cost up to $371,191.
  • Approved the adding of work stations consoles, monitors, computer and office equipment for the county’s Regional Transportation Management Center, which provides centralized management of traffic signal systems and incidents. The cost of the equipment is priced at $71,321.

County staff and Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood also provided commissioners with an update on collections and expenditures from the current SPLOST. This four-year 1 percent sales tax will be collected until December 2015 and must be spent on voter approved projects. Each quarter the county commission receives an update on collections and expenditures.

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