• Cumberland Boulevard, a loop road connecting the four quadrants of Cumberland, was completed in 2003 and creates connectivity throughout the community as a whole, increasing mobility throughout the district. It was constructed in four separate sections and took 10 years to complete.
  • Cumberland Boulevard West, located between Akers Mill Road and
    Spring Road, has been widened with an additional left turn lane, allowing for safer traffic flow and greater capacity.
  • There have been 243 new lights added, all containing light emitting diodes (LEDs) as opposed to traditional incandescent bulbs – the first project of its kind from Georgia Power. The switch will result in greater energy efficiency and lower energy costs.
  • The project also included a new bridgescape and upgraded mast arms.
  • Currently, approximately 50,000 vehicles travel along Cumberland
    Boulevard each day, which is expected to increase with the Atlanta Braves, SunTrust Park and The Battery in the hub of the district.
  • An additional turn lane on Cumberland Boulevard West has been added to the westbound side of the road, heading toward Interstate 285, creating two dedicated left-turn lanes onto Cumberland Parkway. This area has received streetscape and landscaping improvements, as well as mast arm upgrades.
  • Of the 243 lights added along Cumberland Boulevard, 149 are street lights and 94 are pedestrian lights.
  • The bridgescape is made out of aluminum and features decorative fences and three prominent arches on the south side of the bridge.
  • There are mast arms installed at several of the major intersections within the project corridor.

Total Project Cost = $8.5 million

Funding Sources
CID – $2.2 million
Cobb County – $5.5 million
State – $800K


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