The county also solicited proposals for an engineering firm to design a third project that would extend the Noonday Creek Trail over Cobb Parkway and the creek using boardwalk ramps and pedestrian bridges.
The Austell study is budgeted at $300,000, while the creek study is expected to cost over $100,000. Both will be funded with local option sales tax dollars.
The bulk of the Cumberland Sweep study will be paid for with a $840,000 federal grant, with the county providing $210,000 in local matching funds.
Each of the projects is at an early stage. Construction on the Cumberland Sweep segment, for instance, is not scheduled to start until October 2024 and is expected to take three years.