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A special groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, will celebrate the beginning of two key improvement projects at Cobb County Airport. At 78 feet, the new Air Traffic Control Tower will be nearly twice the height of the existing tower. The tower has an expected completion date of January 2015.
A new Customs Inspection Facility will permit arrival of international flights to Cobb County Airport. The completion is expected in summer 2015.
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the recently completed Corporate Row hangers at the airport, 1723 McCollum Parkway NW, Kennesaw. Use Entrance A, which is located at 200 feet east of the main traffic light entrance. For more information, visit cobbcountyairport.org.
County officials and other dignitaries celebrated completed and continuing improvements to Floyd Road last week at the historic Mable House. The ribbon cutting signified the completion of the Floyd Road Widening Thoroughfare Improvements project. This $5.5 million project widened 1.1 miles, from Clay Road to Hicks Road, to a standard four-lane median divided roadway. Sidewalks were added on both sides. The ground breaking started construction on the Floyd Road Safety and Operational Improvements project, which spans from Clay Road to Veteran Memorial Highway. For additional information, visit cobbdot.org.
Cobb residents can visit cobbsplost2016.org to review the complete project list for the proposed 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The 2016 SPLOST, if approved by voters in November, will fund such projects as a new regional library, a new fire station, a new police precinct, the renovation and expansion of the Public Safety Training Center, expansion of the North Cobb Senior Center, a Windy Hill/Terrell Mill Connector and sidewalks in Mableton. Each of Cobb's six cities would also receive a portion of the tax, based on its population, to use for improvement projects.
Additional informational meetings on the proposed 2016 SPLOST are also upcoming. People will be able to view project lists and converse with county staff about the various projects. There will be no formal presentations, so participants may drop in anytime during the allotted hours.
• District One
7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24
West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs
• District Three
7-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25
East Cobb Senior Center
• District Two
7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30
Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts of America (large meeting room), 1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE, Atlanta
• District Four
7-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2
Location to be determined
For more information, visit cobbSPLOST2016.org.