Cobb County aims to ease traffic woes with new website - CBS46 News

Cobb County aims to ease traffic woes with new website

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COBB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Cobb County's newest website is designed to help commuters bypass traffic, construction and road closures.

Commissioner Bob Ott said the idea came to mind when he thought residents should be updated on a water main project. Six months and $39,000 later, Cobbcommute.com was born.

Commissioner Ott said the icons, real time updates and traffic tracker make it's easy for anyone to use.

"So if you [want to] see that they're doing road construction on 285, or what are some of the reader board signs in the county, those are on here. Google maps doesn't have that," said Commissioner Ott.

Another major difference is that the website doesn't tell you how to get from point A to point B. Some drivers believe it would be work a bit better with a directions feature.

However, Commissioner Ott said there's still room for improvement, including adding a Braves stadium feature.

"If you live in Roswell and you're going to have to come down to the stadium, we may have, for example, have a braves icon on the screen. You click on it... it'll tell you our preferred route to get to the stadium," said Commissioner Ott.

For now, Cobb County residents can use the website on their mobile phones or desktops.

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