Noonday Creek Multi-use Trail
Pedestrian Bridge behind Town Center at Cobb Mall
The Noonday Creek Trail is a culmination of efforts between the Town Center Area Community Improvement District (TCACID), Cobb County, Georgia DOT, and the National Park Service. This Multi-use trail connects pedestrians and cyclists from the Town Center mall area to the existing Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park trail system and the proposed West Cobb Trail. It is a part of Cobb County’s proposed multi-use trail network.
The completed trail will be seven (7) miles in length, having five (5) pedestrian bridges with trailheads and parking throughout the trail corridor.
The Town Center Area CID provided the Preliminary Engineering designs for all phases and is the lead agency in this project.
The National Park Service, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and Cobb County were responsible for the construction of Phase 1 which has been completed. This section runs along the south side of Old 41 Highway from the intersection with Stilesboro Road to the northern boundary of the National Park System and the extension of the trail along the southern side of Old 41 Highway from the park’s northern boundary to just south of Barrett Parkway.
The TCACID was also the lead agency in developing the three phases that encompass Phase 2.
Phase 2A was completed in 2011 with construction funding provided by Georgia Department of Transportation and TCACID. Right-of-Way acquisition was provided by CCDOT. This project completes the trail along US 41 between Barrett Pkwy and Cobb Pkwy at Noonday Creek, and adjoins Phase 2B.
Phase 2B was paid for by the TCACID, while Cobb County paid for the Right-of-Way acquisition. This section is a 2.28 mile paved, multi-purpose trail that runs along portions of Noonday Creek, Vaughn Road, Cobb Place Blvd and Barrett Lakes Blvd and was completed in August 2010.
Phase 2C begins at Barrett Lakes Blvd and continues to Bells Ferry Road. Construction began in summer of 2012 and should be completed by end of August of 2014. Construction funding will be provided by GDOT and the TCACID with Cobb County providing the Right-of-Way acquisition funding.
Future phases of the trail will also connect to Noonday Park and points northward toward and into Cherokee county.
Project Value (Kennesaw Mountain to Bells Ferry):
Task Amount/Funding Source
Design (all phases) $992,573/TCACID
Right-of-Way Acquisition (all phases) $1,972,499/CCDOT
Total – $11,636,212
Project Manager Information: For more information, please contact Noonday Creek Trail project manager Jane Stricklin at 770-420-6664.