Video: Groundbreaking at Seven Hills Extension Site
By the end of next year, Paulding could have a road that connects Cedarcrest Road to Highway 92.
An estimated 12,000 vehicles go down Cedarcrest Road each day, making it one of the heaviest traffic areas in Paulding County. But drivers as early as late next summer could see the road get a little less crowded if construction crews are able to make good time on an $8.52-million project.
Paulding officials broke ground Tuesday morning near the start of the Seven Hills Parkway Extension project, which will connect Cedarcrest Road to Highway 92 at Old Stilesboro Road. (A PDF showing the project is attached to this article.)
The Paulding County Board of Commissioners in March awarded the project to C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. On Tuesday, commissioners gave their approval to the $503,800 purchase of 63 acres related to the project.
Scott Greene, Paulding County Department of Transportation director, said Tuesday that the project is slated to be completed in December 2013, but if all goes well, cars could be driving on late next summer before the 2013-2014 school year begins.
See the attached video for more information on the project.