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Third Army Road Interchange (Cobb/Paulding/Bartow Counties)
$4,800,000 (21 comments ↓)

This earmark request is for the 2010 fiscal year.

Rep. Phil Gingrey (GA-11) requests $4,800,000 for:
Georgia Department of Transportation
#2 Capitol Square
Atlanta, GA

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Summary

This project is the construction of a fully directional interchange to the west side of Interstate 75 at Third Army Road in Bartow County, Georgia. The proposed project would reconstruct Third Army Road north of the existing roadway from the interchange to US 41. The existing Third Army Road would remain to facilitate local access to the residential properties of the area. The interstate ramps will extend along I-75 approximately 1,500 feet.

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BUD

September 19, 2009, 3:54pm (report abuse)

due to population explosion in north acworth,(cedarcrest road area & hwy 41)traveling on hwy 41 am and pm commuting traffic is so heavy with more to come. this is the only place/way to ease this daily griddlock.talk about helping air quality and making this bedroom community attractive to new residents would be awsome for continued controled growth.

Elizabeth

October 5, 2009, 3:30pm (report abuse)

The projected 150,000 vehicles used in the IJR is pure speculation based on a seemingly political drive to CREATE a regional commercial node in a "regional environmental protected area" (ARC guidelines). There is no population explosion in north Acworth, only about 300 homes in Cobb; only 1 mile of Cedarcrest Road is in Cobb County; the remainder in Paulding. The population explosion was in Paulding but there is now a 5-yr inventory of homes, so, again, this project continues to be speculative and politically motivated. While air quality is important, watershed protection of Lake Allatoona is far more critical. Furthermore, it has been stated that this interchange project will require the closure of Hwy 92 and Glad Rd interchanges. Taking all the facts into account, this project does NOT serve the people, but the politicians.

Shane

October 22, 2009, 11:25pm (report abuse)

This interchange is long overdue. Build, baby, build! Can't wait to cut my commute time in half.

CarolDay

December 6, 2009, 1:43pm (report abuse)

I live off of Third Army at Mccoy.

Why would I want to pay to get to my house. Coming south on 75 you have many exits to get to 41 and the tri counties. Coming north you have Glade Rd. It takes me 9 minutes coming this way. I say no to the exit. I pay enough in taxes to have to pay toll too.

EP Eugene

January 24, 2010, 10:30pm (report abuse)

This is the best spot ....and needed exchange for the continued growth of this tri-county area. There will not be a closure of exits 277 & 278...that is absolute rubbish. Also....has ANYONE ever seen a toll exit on ANY part of 75/85 ANY in Atlanta....NO It will not start here either. The traffic on exits 277 & 278 is out of control. This exchange is long overdue and will only increase the overall value of the entire area. I have interests off Third Army and Cedarcrest Rd. Mr Gingry please grab our share of the "America Reinvestment & Stimulus" Act!! Lets move on with this project!

C.Pugh

March 4, 2010, 12:58am (report abuse)

I am a truck driver. I run from Atlanta to Nashville and back everyday. I get off at exit 288 to come home here in Paulding county. With all of the traffic lights that I have to manuever my 18 wheeler through everyday. I say build it baby. It will definitely cut off alot of time, and also. This road will connect to the new Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport.

Which is looking towards being Atlantas second commercial airport.

Amy

September 30, 2010, 8:10pm (report abuse)

Thank you Rep. Gingrey. Mr. Pugh you are correct. Hwy 92 needs relief for safety reasons. The traffic backs up on Lake Acworth Drive and then again at the left turn off of Hwy 41 (where Hwy 92 separates). They have improved and extended the turn lane and traffic still backs up in the inside lane of Hwy 41. Plus, parents of a preschool directly off Hwy 92 have to fight to get out. An accident three years ago with a commercial truck (failing to yield to the police officer) plowed into an automobile sending a preschooler to the hospital. This exit is needed not just for convenience from northbound I-75 traffic. Why would Walmart build a new Supercenter 3-4 miles down from another Supercenter unless the vehicle traffic was abnormally high? Government is there to protect us from each other. This project is a wise use of tax revenue.

Heath

October 22, 2011, 12:12am (report abuse)

I think its bullsh*t that the goverment takes hard working peoples land when the goverment offers a ridiculous price for the land that families have worked for all their lives. I live on McCoy Rd. I say no put it in Bartow above the new buisness park. If the interchange & access road was coming through something your family worked hard for would you want it? Hell no

Heath

October 22, 2011, 12:15am (report abuse)

Goverment taxes us to death. Widen Hwy 92 going into Acworth. If you don't like the traffic.....MOVE. You knew what it was when you moved here.

MADDAWG

July 14, 2012, 12:22am (report abuse)

This is absolutely a waste of funds for any type of project. Whomever designed this spaghetti mess needs to be fired! There is absolutely no reason to do this in Cobb, push it north into Bartow and the vacant swamp lands or the business park. It clearly states to clear traffic congestion in residential areas. Living on McCoy Road, we do not need to simply move traffic down our road. Looks like it is time to vote Gingrey out of office for even trying to get funds for this.

Ellen

July 15, 2012, 8:28pm (report abuse)

Regardless of the population explosion, or your commute time in half, it is not the best spot, especially if it drops the value of an individuals land. I do hope the Government protects us from each other, listen to some of you. Have any of you that are for this even thought of the people this will intrude on??? Especially the one that will have this road CUT THROUGH THEIR PROPERTY. Its time we start having some consideration for people who have worked hard, or harder, for what they have, acreage. If they wanted to live 15 feet from another house they would be in a subdivision. Take this interchange north into Bartow and not intrude on people that this project will have a negative impact on. Think about the road coming through your yard or in front of it. Why should we expect others to be taken advantage of for a shorter ride home.

Day

August 22, 2012, 1:13am (report abuse)

I commute myself. It doesn't take that much more to get off at Glade Road or Emerson Exits. We don't want this change. It is wrong to take land that has been in the family for generations, tear up streams and creeks, create traffic where traffic there isn't any. I agree, just widen Hwy 92 between the 92 exit to Hwy 41 and fix the traffic signals on 41 to the flow of traffic. Leave us alone. Spend our tax dollars somewhere else.

Jonny

September 7, 2012, 3:14am (report abuse)

I have a house of sandtown rd and would love to see an exit built at 3rd army. It would drive up land value that these people claim to be protecting as well as increase home values. This would bring more jobs to the city of Emerson along with increase traffic of dabbs bridge and the new hobby cox center. Build it now!

Jones

September 7, 2012, 1:27pm (report abuse)

This seems like the only option. We cannot widen 92 anywhere past the QT. Historic Acworth cannot take any more traffic or widening of any more roads. It is more important to preserve our town. In 5 more years , traffic from Cedercrest Rd and Dabbs Bridge will cumulate to the point we have no other option. And let's remember it's not the point that they moved here and should have known what the traffic was like, but the fact we must prepare for the future, and future homes that will be built. The exit would not run directly through McCoy rd. Our town will continue to boom and yes, even your Little spot on the lake will become crowded, that WILL HAPPEN. Those sitting there not ready for the change should move to Cass or Adairsville. Plan and simple.

Terril

September 10, 2012, 2:08pm (report abuse)

This exit would provide great access for health care throughout Cobb and Bartow Counties with quick access to the ACWORTH HEALTHCARE WELLSTAR CENTER. I see no reason not to place an exit here

Mike S.

September 14, 2012, 12:48am (report abuse)

No, I live on McCoy Rd. this is exactly why I wanted to live here: to get away from this exact type of thing; do not need it, do not want it. Leave us and this quiet lake neighborhood alone. The rest of you find a new way home.

gail r

September 30, 2012, 9:04pm (report abuse)

does this proposed exit have anything to do with the new sports complex being built at the Emerson exit?

Ellen

March 19, 2013, 11:49pm (report abuse)

The fact is that it WILL come through someones property to connect McCoy to 41, property that will not have more homes built on it, because they want their property as it is. If they wanted more homes it would have already been sold. And not just how it will intrude on that family but all the families on the north side of Third Army, those homes will be destroyed by the new road coming through. There are are people that have lived in these homes over 75 years. HAVE SOME COMPASSION PEOPLE! LEAVE MCCOY ROAD ALONE!!!!

billy bob

March 22, 2013, 9:55pm (report abuse)

please get it done!it will open up and move traffic quicker.it will also clean the trash up to.

Michelle J

April 15, 2013, 3:52pm (report abuse)

I will be sad to see the introduction of this project. I moved to Acworth(off Old Stilesboro)because it was rural in 1998. We now have three schools within 2 miles, a new connector being built by Paulding DOT at Old Acworth Road which uprooted many residents and will bring excessive traffic to hwy 92. One day in the next 5 years, this area will,in no way,resemble a quiet country area.

stoolie

September 10, 2013, 2:16am (report abuse)

what a mess

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