See below City of Kennesaw road/parking lot closures, paving notices, other traffic alerts and updates to the sanitation schedule.

Kennesaw Grand Prix 5K Series
The Kennesaw Grand Prix Series dates: Swift-Cantrell Classic, May 14; Law Enforcement Torch Run, June 11; Downtown Dash, July 9: Great Locomotive Chase, September 10; Garden Gallop, October 8; and Run for Wounded Heroes, November 12. Road closures will begin at 6:00 AM and end no later than 10:00 AM from the intersection of Watts Drive and Cherokee Street to the intersection of Main Street and J.O. Stephenson Avenue. Beginning at 7 AM and ending no later than 9:30 AM roads will be closed starting at the intersection of Main Street and J.O. Stephenson Avenue extending north to Swift-Cantrell Park entrance; J.O. Stephenson Ave. from Main Street to Little General Cloggers Lane; Lewis Street at Main Street; Moon Station Road at Main Street; Park Street at Main Street. Kennesaw Police will be on-site to monitor traffic and allow cross traffic at Knightsbridge and Jiles Road while ensuring the safety of runners and walkers. Road closures and race dates will be promoted via social media, website, city marquees and e-newsletters. 

Salute to America, July 3
The following road closures support the Salute to America, July 3rd event on Sunday, July 3rd from 11:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight:
Cherokee St. from Big Shanty Dr. to Main St.

  • Main St. from Lewis St. to Summers St.
  • J.O. Stephenson Ave. from Main St. to Dallas St.
  • Watts Dr. from Main St. to entrance of Revival on Main
  • Shirley Drive will be closed from Cherokee Street to Carruth Street from 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM for fireworks
  • Other:
    • Depot Park Depot lot will be closed Friday, July 1st – Sunday, July 3rd
    • The City parking lot at Tunnel Plaza will be closed 8:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight on Sunday, July 3rd
    • Revival Residents will have access to apartment complex from the Watts Drive entrance
    • Depot Park new lot will be closed Sunday, July 3rd for Museum/vendor/sponsor/performer parking
    • City Hall parking lot will be closed on Sunday, July 3rd for 911, City Staff, & VIPs

Taste of Kennesaw

  • Beginning Friday, November 4, 2022 at 11 :00 PM until November 5, 2022 at 12:00 AM/Midnight; Cherokee Street from Main Street to Shirley Drive/Big Shanty Drive. Main Street from Summer St. to Lewis St.; JO Stephenson Ave from the entrance to Eaton Chiro to Main St; Lewis St. from Little General Cloggers Lane to Main St.

A Day with Santa, December 3

The following road closures support the A Day with Santa Event and Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3:

Parade:

  • Main St. will be closed from Park Dr. to Watts Dr. 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM. 
  • Cherokee St. will be closed from Big Shanty Dr. to Main St. 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
  • The following roads will be closed at Main St. 1:45 PM -3:15 PM: Park Dr., Lewis St., Dallas St., Whitfield Pl., J.O. Stephenson Ave. NW, Moon Station Rd., J.O. Stephenson Ave., Cherokee Str NW, Watts Dr.
  • Watts Dr. will be closed at the entrance to Adams Park at Park Drive at 1:45 PM for approximately 30mins.  Dallas St. will be closed at Watts Dr. for approx. the same 30mins.

Event:

  • Main St. will be closed from Summers St to J.O. Stephenson Ave. 12  Noon-10 PM
  • Watts Dr. will be closed from Little General Cloggers Ln to Main St 12  Noon-10 PM
  • The City parking lot at Tunnel Plaza will be closed 8:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight on Sunday, July 3rd
  • Revival residents will have access to the apartment complex from the Watts Drive entrance except during the parade. They can use the Main Street entrance during the parade.

Sanitation Holiday Schedule
Trash collection will be interrupted for the following six holidays only: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For Monday holidays, trash/recycle routes during the entire week following these holidays will be picked up one day later. For holidays that fall midweek, collections on the days of that week after the holiday will be delayed until the next day (for example, if the holiday is Tuesday, the Tuesday routes are picked up Wednesday, Wednesday picked up Thursday, etc. for the remainder of the week). If any of these six holidays fall on a weekend, there will be no change in the collection schedule.

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Please see Cobb County DOT for information about closures and restrictions.