Community Leaders Break Ground on Intersection Improvement Project in the City of Powder Springs, Cobb County
The City of Powder Springs and Cobb County, in partnership with Cobb-based consulting engineering firm Croy, hosted a joint groundbreaking yesterday afternoon. The event marked the kick-off of construction on a $2.6 million roadway improvement and re-alignment project for the Flint Hill Road and Pine Grove Drive intersection with Powder Springs Road.
“We are excited to finally begin construction on this important project for our community,” said City of Powder Springs Mayor Al Thurman, who welcomed attendees at the event. “We have waited a long time to break ground, but once complete, this project will bring increased safety and mobility to our City and our residents.”
Mayor Thurman was joined by Patrick Bordelon (Mayor Pro Tem) and City Council Members: Henry Lust (Ward 1), Doris Dawkins (Ward 2), Nancy Farmer (Ward 3), and Patricia Wisdom (Post 2 – At Large), as well as City Manager Pam Conner. Cobb County Chairman Mike Boyce and Commissioner Lisa Cupid were also both in attendance, along with Cobb County Department of Transportation (DOT) staff.
Cobb County DOT Director, Erica Parish, gave formal remarks on behalf of the County. “This improved intersection will bring both better visibility and traffic flow for those traveling through this community. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the City of Powder Springs, Croy, and C. W. Matthews to bring this project to fruition.”
The project is a joint, SPLOST-funded initiative between The City of Powder Springs and Cobb County. Upon completion, the intersection improvements and re-alignment will result in a new signalized intersection and increased mobility for the area. Croy provided roadway design for the project, while C.W. Matthews will serve as the general contractor.
“This is an important project for the City, and one we’re proud to be involved with for a County where our firm is headquartered,” said Chris Rideout, PE, Vice President with Croy and head of the firm’s transportation department. “Our design team worked to integrate multiple improvements that will help vehicles move more efficiently through the intersection, while also incorporating pedestrian-friendly features such as a new multi-use trail.”
Photo Caption: Community leaders gathered Tuesday afternoon to break ground on a $2.6 million intersection improvement and re-alignment project in the City of Powder Springs, Cobb County. Pictured (L to R): Chris Rideout, Croy; Don Hicks, Croy; Chad Kastner, Croy; Erica Parish, Cobb County DOT; State Senator Michael “Doc” Rhett; Mayor Al Thurman, City of Powder Springs; Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Bordelon, City of Powder Springs; Commissioner Lisa Cupid, Cobb County; Councilmember Patricia Wisdom; Chairman Mike Boyce, Cobb County Government; Councilmember Doris Dawkins, City of Powder Springs; Councilmember Nancy Farmer, City of Powder Springs; and Councilmember Henry Lust, City of Powder Springs.