CUMBERLAND BOULEVARD IMPROVEMENTS
- 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.