Residents have grown frustrated over the years about the state of Cascade, a busy road that connects several southwest Atlanta neighborhoods. Much of the corridor lacks sidewalks and has a number of potholes.
“People will be walking along Cascade Road who have never ever walked on Cascade a day in their lives and I’m looking forward to that,” Councilwoman Marci Collier Overstreet, whose district includes much of the road, said in a statement.
Councilman Andre Dickens, who chairs the council’s transportation committee, said the project is “something the community has asked for now for over a decade and I’m glad to support the approval of this legislation to get this done. We will help increase safety, mobility, and stormwater drainage along this very important corridor in southwest Atlanta.”
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms also heralded the approval of the project Monday.