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Akers Mill Central Trail Improvement Project
|Project Sponsor / Borrower||
Cumberland Community Improvement District
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Special Assessment: Community Improvement Districts
Other: Biking and walking trail
The Akers Mill Trail provides the critical east/west connection for the Silver Comet connector trail and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA), and is split into the eastern and western segments tied together by the Rottenwood Creek Trail. The western portion features pedestrian lights and street furniture for walkers and bicyclists to use. The eastern portion of the trail runs along I-285 across the street from approximately 5,000 community residents. The eastern portion intersects with the Bob Callan Trail, which provides a southern connection on a paved trail that meanders through the contoured banks of the Rottenwood Creek and provides access to the CRNRA’s Palisades Trailhead at Paces Mill.
A multi-use trail, Akers Mill Trail weaves through Cumberland, Cobb’s central business district, connecting 32 million square feet of commercial space with 1,200 acres of pristine national parkland at the CRNRA’s Cochran Shoals Trailhead.
The Akers Mill Central Trail improvements will complete the Akers Mill Road Trail system. The Akers Mill Central Trail segment will add an additional .4 miles to the completed half-mile section along Akers Mill Road and Cobb Galleria.
The project will include a lane reconfiguration, trail striping, enhanced Bob Callan Trail access point, pedestrian lighting, landscaping, and will be a 10-foot-wide multi-use trail. Construction is proposed to begin in early 2021 will cost $2 million and fully funded by CID.
The Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID), 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 that enhance property values as well as the greater community.
|Funding Sources||Fully funded by the CID|
|Project Delivery / Contract Method||
Cobb DOT, the Cumberland CID, the Georgia Department of Transportation, and ARCADIS
|Project Advisors / Consultants||Kimley-Horn and Associates was the project designer|
|Duration / Status||
The project’s design phase began in early 2019 and construction is set to begin in early 2021.
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