Just a buildup to gridlock
Published on: 02/09/06 : Source: AJC.com
Dallas Highway is a straight shot west heading away from Marietta Square, taking dead aim at the Paulding County line. It follows the same path through historic old homes and stately oak trees as two-laned Whitlock Avenue in Marietta; it opens up briefly to four lanes around the new high school and then shrinks again to two lanes through a sliver of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
But beyond that point, Dallas Highway is open for business ? four big lanes with narrow, grassy medians tracking through “Big Box” power centers, housing the likes of Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target, Pike Family Nursery, Publix and Kroger. The road deposits and collects traffic in and out of The Avenue West Cobb, one of those old-is-new-again outdoor shopping malls.