CUMBERLAND BOULEVARD IMPROVEMENTS

PROJECT

CUMBERLAND BOULEVARD IMPROVEMENTS

OVERVIEW

  • Cumberland Boulevard, a loop road connecting the four quadrants of Cumberland, was completed in 2003. It 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, will be widened with an additional left turn lane, allowing for safer traffic flow and greater capacity.
  • There will be 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 includes a new bridgescape and upgraded mast arms.
  • Currently, approximately 50,000 vehicles travel along Cumberland
    Boulevard per day, which is expected to increase as the Atlanta Braves complete their move into SunTrust Park in 2017.
  • All projects are expected to be complete by the end of 2017.

FINANCIALS

  • $5.6 million CID => $11 million total project costs
  • The road widening and streetscape project on Cumberland Boulevard West will cost $6.5 million and will be funded entirely by the Cobb County Special Local Options Sales Tax (SPLOST).
  • Lighting and mast arms will cost $3.4 million and will be funded by the CID.
  • The bridgescape improvements are estimated to be around $1 million, with $800,000 coming from GDOT and $200,000 from the CID.

DETAILS

CUMBERLAND AREA

  • The additional turn lane on Cumberland Boulevard West will be added to the westbound side of the road, heading toward Interstate 285, creating two dedicated left-turn lanes onto Cumberland Parkway. This area will also receive streetscape and landscaping improvements, as well as mast arm upgrades.
  • Of the 243 lights to be added along Cumberland Boulevard, 149 will be street lights and 94 will be pedestrian lights.(GDOT) and $212,000 from Cobb County.
  • The bridgescape will be made out of aluminum and will feature decorative fences and three prominent arches on the south side of the bridge.
  • There will be mast arms installed at several of the major intersections within the project corridor.

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