Cartersville-Bartow Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)


The Cartersville-Bartow Metropolitan Planning Organization (CB-MPO) is the intergovernmental transportation planning body for Bartow County. The CB-MPO conducts the federally mandated transportation planning process for the Cartersville Urbanized Area as identified in the 2010 U.S. Census.

An important part of this planning process is the public’s participation in developing long term goals and setting short term priorities for the County’s transportation system. We invite you to review the information and plans provided here, and provide us with your thoughts and feedback at anytime regarding the transportation issues facing our area.
As a new MPO, we must establish several documents that describe how we are going to move forward with the transportation planning process from this point on. These documents are in draft  and final form and available for your review using the link to 'Planning Documents' provided in the left column. We welcome your comments.
Please direct or send your comments to Tom Sills using the contact information provided on this page.


Learn which project will affect you, and when, by using this online mapping tool.

Project Updates as of March 31, 2018

Glade Road bid to be awarded June 11, 2018

Bids on the Glade Road/Wildflower Trail to Camp Drive project (PI# 0012599) are to be opened June 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the County Commission meeting room located on the entry-level floor of the Bartow County Administration Building at 135 West Cherokee Avenue, Cartersville, GA 30120. Advertisements are to appear in May 10, May 17 and May 24 editions of the Cartersville Daily Tribune and on the Bartow County website, Plans, bid documents and soil survey are available for inspection at the Bartow County Administration Building, Suite 251, located at 135 West Cherokee Avenue and at the offices of Southland Engineering, 114 Old Mill Road in Cartersville, Georgia.Those persons desiring a copy of the plans and specifications are asked to contact Danielle Simonson, Southland Engineering by phone (770) 387-0440 or email Paper copies can be obtained for a fee of $400.00 upon request. Electronic copies in PDF format can be downloaded immediately for a fee of $200.00.

Resurfacing of I-75 in Bartow County to be underway soon

Bids are being opened by GDOT under the May 2018 schedule to mill and resurface I-75 from the Glade Road exit north to the SR 61 (Tellus Museum) exit. The project will involve milling and grinding down the road surface then replacing the top coat with new pavement. Work is expected to start this summer and be completed in about nine months. The work is expected to be done at night and there will be temporary lane closures during the project.

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Work on the US 411 Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor (PI# 13238) continues

Officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation report that the efforts to determine a final alignment for the project corridor are well underway. The consultanting firm, Hatch Mott McDonald, is planning to present their findings to the public in a series of meetings to be held later this year. The current project schedule is as follows:

 July 27, 2017

 Citizen Advisory Committee meeting to review findings and gather input from a steering committee of affected governments, agencies and organizations

Thursday, August 24th

 Public Information Open House for the general public to drop in and have concerns heard and receive information about the project

 Late 2018

 The project concept is approved after receiving and evaluating all input received from the public and concerned agencies and organizations

 November 2020

 Begin the process of acquiring Right-of-Way on the route selected for the roadway.

 Late 2022

 Let the project to construction

With this timeline, it would be possible to have the public travelling on the new roadway sometime in 2025.

Information about the project is also available on the Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor website:

Notification regarding provision of service

Requests for reasonable modification of the policies of the MPO or of the Bartow County Transit Department can sent to the following addresses for consideration. While every request may not prove to be feasible, nevertheless, the receipt of the request will be acknowledged.

Contact Information:

MPO Policies and Procedures
Tom Sills, CBMPO Transportation Planner
135 W. Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, GA 30120

ph. (770) 607-6265

Bartow County Transit Policies and Procedures
Weldon Dudley, Director
Bartow County Transit Department
135 W. Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, GA 30120
ph. (770) 387-5165


Tom Sills, AICP
Transportation Planner

135 West Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
1st Floor - Suite 124

Technical Coordinating Committee

Bartow County Administrative Center
Community Development Conference Room, Suite 124
135 W. Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, GA 30120
Date: Third Wednesday of Each Month
Time: 10:00 am

January 17,2018 - CANCELLED
February 21, 2018
March 21, 2018
March 29, 2018 - CALLED Joint Meeting 2:00 PM
April 18, 2018
May 16, 2018
June 20, 2018
July 18, 2018
August 15, 2018
September 19, 2018
October 17, 2018
November TBD, if needed
December TBD, if needed

Policy Committee
Bartow County Administrative Center
Community Development Conference Room, Suite 124
135 W. Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, GA 30120
Date: Second month of each calendar quarter on the first Wednesday
Time: 2:00 pm

February 7, 2018 - CANCELLED
*March 7, 2018 - CALLED SPECIAL TIME 3:00 PM
March 29, 2018 - CALLED Joint Meeting 2:00 PM
May 2, 2018
August 1, 2018
November 7, 2018

*Called meeting, as necessary