This project, completed in April 2016, has reduced traffic congestion, increased safety for pedestrian and bike traffic, beautified road sections and includes the first lighted bridge in Cobb County. This project is set to reduce congestion at the I-75 and Chastain Road interchange by 19%.
Representing a well-coordinated and forward-thinking partnership between Kennesaw State University (KSU), Cobb County Department of Transportation and Georgia Department of Transportation, led by the Town Center CID, the Skip Spann Connector provides better access to Town Center at Cobb, KSU and other local destinations, improving visibility for the area.
The project consists of four lanes of new connecting roadway and a 10’ multi-use path on both sides of the bridge, which has enabled safer pedestrian and bicycle traffic between the KSU campus, west of I-75, the KSU Sports and Entertainment Park and other area destinations. Raised planters with native shrubbery act as a barrier between the multi-use paths and the roadway. The project also realigned TownPark Lane, and added a roundabout at the intersection of Busbee Drive and TownPark Lane.