Department of Transportation
COBB COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Cobb County Austell Road
Cobb County Department of Transportation held three public meetings to invite the public to learn more about the access management study focusing on Austell Road.
Access Management Study
Public Meeting Flyers
February 2009 public meeting flyer
April 2009 public meeting flyer
June 2009 public meeting flyer
June 2009 Information flyer
Study area map - Land Use and Zoning Map
Study area map
- Proposed Street Network from LCI Study
Austell Road Access Management Plan North Section
Austell Road Access Management Plan South Section
PowerPoint - February 17, 2009 Public Meeting
PowerPoint - April 16, 2009 Public Meeting
Austell Road LCI
Study area map
November 2006 - Public Kick-Off Meeting Comments
March 2007 - Open House Flyer
Newsletter Winter 2007
The Austell Road (State Route 5) Corridor Study, which is scheduled to begin in Fall 2006 and end in Spring 2007, encompasses a corridor boundary from Milford Church Road to Leila Street, and stretches slightly east and west along the East-West Connector roadway capturing a retirement community on the west and a decaying strip center on the east. Click here to view the study Boundary Map. The corridor study area includes the Austell Road (SR 5) corridor, existing and newly constructed single-family subdivisions, an apartment complex, the Presbyterian Village Retirement Community, Sanders Primary and Intermediate Elementary Schools, South Cobb High School, a growing hospital district, and thriving and decaying retail strip centers.
The overall product of the Austell Road (SR 5) corridor study is to develop a multi-modal roadway with existing and new land uses along Austell Road (SR 5). It is anticipated that the study will result in recommendations to balance growth and development within the Austell Road corridor. The corridor study will evaluate the transportation, economic development, and housing impacts along Austell Road (SR 5). The study objectives include encouraging redevelopment of underutilized shopping areas into vibrant mixed-use centers; creating a variety of housing choices at appropriate densities to enable residents to remain in their community; and creating enhanced mobility and transportation options within the corridor for all ages and income levels, as well as reducing vehicle miles traveled and improving air quality.
The Austell Road (SR 5) corridor boundary includes decaying and thriving retail shopping centers, therefore the study will address the needs and the impacts of the growing business community. The study will present recommendations and strategies on how to redevelop decaying shopping centers and other areas that lack investments. Additionally the study will address the needs for students traveling to and from school, the aging community, the non-English speaking population, transit patrons, and pedestrian circulation.