CUMBERLAND BOULEVARD IMPROVEMENTS

PROJECT

CUMBERLAND BOULEVARD IMPROVEMENTS

OVERVIEW
  • 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.
DETAILS
CUMBERLAND AREA
  • 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.
FINANCIALS

Total Project Cost = $8.5 million

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

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