For Immediate Release
Lt. Governor Cagle and Cumberland CID to Announce Completion of Major Transportation Project
Atlanta, GA – Lt. Governor Casey Cagle will join the Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID) and Russell McMurry, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation, for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Windy Hill Road project from Cobb Parkway to Powers Ferry Road.
The ceremony will be held from 10:30am – 11:30am on June 13, 2017 adjacent to 2788 Windy Hill Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067.
“The interchange at I-75 will be reconfigured into a diverging diamond interchange, resulting in reduced traffic and a safer commute for travelers. This is part the overall transportation improvements for the extraordinary residential and business growth in the Cumberland area,” said Tad Leithead, Chair of the Cumberland CID.
The cost for the project is an estimated $47 million, which includes the design, right of way acquisition, and construction. The bulk of the funding came from the Cobb County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Other funding came from the CID, state and federal entities.
Leithead emphasized that these improvements along Windy Hill will result in significant improvements for public safety. This corridor experiences car accidents at a rate three times greater than statewide averages and injury rates are double the average.
The Executive Director for the CID, Malaika Rivers, praised the public-private partnership with state government, GDOT, and Cobb County. “This collaboration is an example that investing in infrastructure helps economies expand and manage the amazing growth that is taking place in the region. I applaud Lt. Cagle for his leadership and GDOT for their continued outstanding execution of complex projects.”
Now in its 29th year, the Cumberland Community Improvement District, 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 improvements, streetscapes and beautification projects, bicycle and walking trails, and community planning.
The Cumberland CID is the oldest in the state and accounts for more than 5.4% of the state’s entire economy.
For more information, contact Noelle Lloyd at 770-859-2343.