Cobb Parkway Ribbon Cutting Press Release

Cobb Parkway Ribbon Cutting Press Release
April 12, 2017 Cumberland CID


Governor Deal and Cumberland CID to Celebrate the Completion of $60 million Transportation Project on US 41 (Cobb Pkwy)

Private/Public Partnership will help Congestion, Traffic Flow (Atlanta, GA – March 21, 2017) 

Governor Nathan Deal and the Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID) will celebrate the completion of a $60 million transportation project on US 41, Cobb Parkway. Cobb County Chair, Mike Boyce, and other local business and government leaders will join the Governor and CID at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday April 26, 2017.

The ceremony will be held from 10:30 – 11:30 am at 3350 Riverwood Pkwy, Atlanta GA 30339 (Riverwood 100 Building). Governor Deal will deliver the keynote address.

Ted Leithead, Chair of Cumberland CID, noted that the CID, GDOT, federal entities, and Cobb County funded the project. “This 15-year initiative is vital to increase business investment, job growth and economic development in the Cumberland area.”

The US Highway 41 project transforms a 4-lane highway into a 6-lane highway with additional turn lanes. Thereby allowing Cobb Pkwy to accommodate increased capacity by over 50%. The project includes a 12-foot-wide multi-use trail throughout the corridor, bringing the regional trail connections between communities west of Cobb County, as well as the City of Atlanta.

The Cumberland area is experiencing tremendous residential and business growth, most notably the new SunTrust Park for the Atlanta Braves. The CID is the oldest in the state and accounts for more than 5.4% of the state’s entire economy.

The beautification and enhancements will also expand the quality of life for new and future residents that are moving into the area. This includes landscape enhancements, such as road and bridge widening, medians, decorative lights and decorative mast arms that soften and beautify the active corridor.   The project overall, will result in multiple long-term benefits for the area, including congestion relief and safer traffic flow, greater capacity and improved connectivity for commuters between Cobb and Fulton Counties.  “We are thrilled that this long-awaited project is completed. It is an example of the importance of public/private initiatives and how, by working together, we can accomplish great things for the citizens of Cobb County and the entire state of Georgia,” said Malaika Rivers, Cumberland CID Executive Director. Now in its 29th year, The Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID) Georgia’s first CID, is a public-private assessment district in northwest Atlanta. It is the mechanism by which local commercial property owners advance needed public infrastructure projects. Projects that enhance property values as well as the greater community such as road and transit infrastructure improvements, streetscapes and beautification projects, bicycle and walking trails, and community planning.

For more information please visit our website. If you would like more information on this event or to schedule an interview please contact Noelle Lloyd at 404-859-2343 or email

The Cumberland Community Improvement District has been leveraging private investments to enhance roads, bridges, streetscapes, bicycle trails, pedestrian enhancements and recreational infrastructure which support and protect commercial value within the district.