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.
Georgia DOT Suspending Lane Closures During the Thanksgiving Holiday
WHITE, GA - To ease Thanksgiving traffic congestion statewide, Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) announced today the suspension of construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled interstate highways and state routes from 6 a.m. Wed., Nov. 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30. The statewide lane restrictions help to reduce traffic congestion during the Thanksgiving holiday. Similar restrictions will be in place for Christmas and New Year’s.
"Construction-related lane closures will be limited over the Thanksgiving holiday to ease congestion on state routes," said District Six Engineer Grant Waldrop. "Please follow speed limits, stay alert, and don't touch your cell phones while you're behind the wheel."
A Safe Driving Media Toolkit is available that includes interview opportunities with GDOT experts and Georgia State Patrol officers, broll, pre-recorded clips of spokespeople addressing safe driving and what motorists can do to protect themselves and others, and materials and resources for use in coverage on safe driving during the holiday season.
While the road closures will be suspended, the department reminds travelers to exercise caution as crews may still work near highways, and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. In addition, incident management or emergency, maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any route.
For up-to-date information about travel conditions on Georgia’s interstates and state routes, call 511 or visit www.511ga.org before heading out. 511 is a free service that provides real-time statewide information on Georgia’s interstates and state routes, including traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers can also transfer to operators to request HERO assistance in metro Atlanta or CHAMP service on highways in other regions of the state.
Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. Georgia DOT and its nearly 4,000 employees are committed to delivering a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability and mobility. The Department’s vision is to boost Georgia’s competitiveness through leadership in transportation.
Transportation Planning Documents Updated
The CBMPO Technical Coordinating Committee and Policy Committee are happy to present this list of projects receiving federal and state funding over the next four years.. This list of projects was formally adopted by the CBMPO Policy Committee on November 4, 2020.
FY 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program FINAL
FY 21 Unified Planning Work Program FINAL
Project Updates as of November 23, 2020
Citizen Inquiry about Road Safety - Response
EPA proposes to retain National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)
Summary of Proposal
ROUNDABOUTS AND YOU
Bartow County residents will be seeing new roundabouts under construction . To assist drivers 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