Bartow County announces that the new alignment for Cass-White Road is now open to the public. The project is being completed with $6.24 million in SPLOST funding and a grant of $2.36 million from the State Roads and Tollway Authority. The project took a little over two years to complete. The road was built to eliminate a railroad crossing and to accommodate the increase in freight and vehicle traffic that is occurring in that area of the community.
At this time a traffic signal is not in place at the intersection. This is because the current traffic volumes and history of accidents in the immediate vicinity do not meet one or more of several warrants established by the Federal Highway Administration. The Georgia Department of Transportation relies upon this system of measures to determine the placement of traffic signals in order to optimize travel times and safety of the public.
The public is invited to attend a road dedication ceremony on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 2:00 PM. Commissioner Taylor will be the Master of Ceremony. Refreshments will be provided. The ceremony will take place on the cul-de-sac formed when Old Tennessee Highway was divided by the new railroad bridge. To reach the location, turn onto the new alignment of Cass-White off Highway 411, then turn right onto the old alignment of Cass-White Road. At Wofford Crossroads Baptist Church, turn right again onto Old Tennessee Highway and travel to the dead-end created by the construction.
“Bartow County is happy to see this valuable project nearing completion for the benefit of the traveling public. The staff has been instructed to continue to monitor the situation closely. Rest assured we will meet with GDOT to get a signal placed as soon as traffic conditions suggest the need.”, said Commissioner Steve Taylor.