Cumberland Boulevard to receive $8.8 million in improvements

Cumberland Boulevard will receive $8,833,579 in improvements with Cobb County expected to pay $6,683,579.

The Georgia Department of Transportation will pay $2,150,000.

The low bidder C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc. was awarded the contract.

Among the improvements:

  • Widening Cumberland Boulevard from two to three lanes in the westbound direction.
  • Improving left-turn lanes where Cumberland Boulevard intersects Cumberland Parkway, the Cumberland Mall entrance and Akers Mill Road.
  • Widening Cumberland Boulevard to the northern side to avoid impacting the Cumberland Transfer Center for buses.
  • Installing new signage west of the I-285 Bridge.
  • Restriping Cumberland Boulevard to better delineate the left-turn lanes for Spring Road and the through lanes for the Spring Road and Cumberland Boulevard intersection.
  • Building sidewalk along the northern side of Cumberland Boulevard.
  • Adding retaining walls to lessen impacts to the parking lots of Cumberland Mall and Cumberland Place Shopping Center.

The project also will include installation of streetscape features such as street trees, landscaping, street and pedestrian lighting, street furniture, pedestrian plazas, corner treatments and stamped asphalt crosswalks along both sides of Cumberland Boulevard from Akers Mill Road to Spring Road.

County funding will come from the 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.