Department of Transportation

Silver Comet Bridge Repair

altSeveral Silver Comet Trail Pedestrian Bridges will be closed for repair from January to April 2014. Cobb DOT contractors will construct new bridge ends at the Silver Comet Trail bridges over: Powder Springs Creek, Lucille Creek, Noses Creek, Olley Creek and Cooper Lake Road, with additional sites including Hicks Road to Concord Road and pavement repair to the trail underneath the Ewing Road Bridge. When all bridge repair is complete, Cobb DOT will initiate resurfacing the entire Silver Comet Trail located within Cobb County. This resurfacing project will begin in June with completion scheduled before the Labor Day weekend. Thank you to all trail users for their patience during this construction period, but the end result will be a updated Silver Comet Trail to enjoy!

Silver Comet Trail bridge repair is funded by the 2011 SPLOST. 
Cobb County Police will be at all active construction sites.  Tickets will be given to those who enter any construction site that has been indicated as closed.   Do not enter construction sites.

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Updated Closure Information
Contractors will close the trail on Monday, April 14 through Sunday, April 20 for replacement of pavement under the Ewing Road bridge. This area will be closed to all trail traffic from Anderson Farm Road to Sanders Road.
Lucille Creek Bridge (mile markers 10.5 to 11.2) will be closed to all trail traffic until April 30th

Summer Resurfacing on the Silver Comet Trail
After the Silver Comet bridge repair work is complete this April, Cobb DOT will be coordinating a resurfacing effort, funded by the 2011 SPLOST, which will affect the entire stretch of the Silver Comet Trail within Cobb County. Resurfacing is expected to begin in early June and is scheduled for completion before the Labor Day weekend. 
The 12.8 mile trail will be repaired and resurfaced in 4 or 5 sections. Each 2 to 3 mile long section will be closed to all traffic for 2 to 3 weeks. Work will include pavement repair, resurfacing, restriping and shoulder restoration making the entire trail look like a brand new trail. Each section will be completely finished and opened before the next 2 to 3 mile section is started and closed. While the Silver Comet will be closed at these construction sites during this time frame, the entire Trail will be completely open on all weekends and Holidays. The final schedule and segmentation of the sections will be verified by the Contractor, after the successful bidder is determined.
Cobb DOT expects to confirm the resurfacing schedule by early May and will post it on our website.
Updated Bridge Schedule as of April 11, 2014
Check back for updates, as the bridge closure schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Schedule changes noted in Red.
Bridge Location Mile Markers Closed From Closed To
Cooper Lake Road Bridge 0.0 to 1.2  Bridge Open
Olley Creek Bridge 6.3 to 7.3  Bridge Open
Noses Creek Bridge 8.3 to 8.7  Bridge Open
Lucille Creek Bridge 10.5 to 11.2 04/07/2014 04/30/2014
Powder Springs Creek Bridge 11.6 to 12.3 Bridge Open
Hicks Road to Concord Road 2.5 to 3.8 Work Complete
Ewing Road Bridge Repair  see map 04/14/2014 04/20/2014

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Contact Information:
Please feel free to contact Cobb DOT Project Manager, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , at 770-420-6658 for additional information.