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.
Public Comment Sought on CBMPO Plan Documents
The Cartersville-Bartow Metropolitan Planning Commission (CBMPO) has released the Draft FY 2050 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), the FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and Draft FY 2020 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for public review and comment. CBMPO is responsible for programming federal transportation dollars within Bartow County. The LRTP outlines the transportation activities to be conducted in Bartow County over the 2020-2050 time frame. The TIP indicates which projects will be completed within the next four years, 2020-2023. The UPWP outlines the scope of work to be undertaken by the MPO during calendar year 2020. This notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comment on the LRTP and TIP will satisfy the Program of Projects (POP) requirements of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 Program.
The documents can be reviewed by clicking on the following links:
Combined FY 2050 CBMPO Long-Range Transportation Plan and FY 2020-2023 CBMPO Transportation Improvement Program
FY 2020 CBMPO Unified Planning Work Program
These document links also appear when navigating to the appropriate tabs on the left. A copy can be requested by contacting the CBMPO Transportation Planner Tom Sills by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office at (770) 607-6265. Publication charges will apply.
Written comments or questions should be submitted by email to email@example.com, by fax at (770) 387-5644, or by mail to CBMPO c/o Tom Sills, 135 West Cherokee Avenue, Suite 124, Cartersville, GA 30120.
All comments should be received by close of business on December 23, 2019.
Written and recorded comments will be addressed within the individual documents. These documents will be up for final adoption at the February 5, 2020 meeting of the MPO Policy Committee to be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Zoning Hearing Room located on the bottom floor of the Bartow County Administration Building located at 135 West Cherokee Avenue in Cartersville, Georgia.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services should contact Marla Coggins at (770) 387-5020.
Harrison Road to be closed to through traffic beginning November 14
Beginning Thursday, November 14, Harrison Road will be closed to through traffic between Euharlee and Mission Roads. The road is being realigned to remove horizontal and vertical curves so as to improve sight distances for the travelling public in the vicinity of Tower Road. Construction is expected to take eight weeks depending upon weather.
During construction residents on Tower Road will need to use Euharlee Road to access their property.
Long-Range Transportation Planning Underway
Information about the CBMPO and the planning effort is included in this presentation from the August 20 Open House. There are more opportunities to participate! You can complete this online survey by October 14 or attend either the Technical Coordinating Committee meeting at 10:00 AM on October 16 or the Policy Committee meeting at 2:00 PM on November 6. These are just some of the several ways to have your voice heard in the development of the Long-Range Transportation Plan due to be adopted in February 2020.
Project Updates as of October 31, 2019
ROUNDABOUTS AND YOU
Bartow County residents will be seeing new roundabouts under construction as the new school year starts in early August. To assist students and their caregivers with the use of this traffic control device the following resources are provided:
- How Roundabouts Work (video link) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DJDjaa25Co
Tips for Driving a Roundabout https://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/civil/roundabouts4.htm
FHWA Roundabouts and Mini-roundabouts https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/innovative/roundabouts/
AARP Information on Roundabouts https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/info-2014/livability-factsheet-modern-roundabouts.html
- AARP Livability Factsheet - Modern Roundabouts
USDOT Roundabouts-An Informational Guide https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/00067/00067.pdf
Roundabouts General Info - CBMPO presentation on Roundabouts given April 2016
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.
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