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City of Atlanta Hosts Two Public Information Meetings in March on Cascade Corridor Improvement Project

Post Date:03/02/2018 1:11 PM

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Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Avenue SW, Suite 2551
Atlanta, Georgia 30303 

Dexter Chambers
Director, Office of Communications
Office: (404) 330-6309
Cell: (404) 392-0159

March 2, 2018

City of Atlanta Hosts Two Public Information Meetings in March on Cascade Corridor Improvement Project

ATLANTA—The City of Atlanta is hosting two public-information meetings in March to discuss the Cascade Road/Avenue corridor improvement project.

The first of the two meetings, discussing Phase 2 of the project, will take place on Thursday, March 8 at the Vicars Community Center, located at 838 Cascade Ave. The second, discussing Phase 1, will be held Tuesday, March 20 at Cascade United Methodist Church, located at 3144 Cascade Road. Both meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Southwest Atlanta.

Betterment of the Cascade corridor is a top priority for District 11 Atlanta City Councilmember Marci Collier Overstreet, whose district is highly impacted by this project.

“We’re dedicated to improving the Cascade corridor,” said Overstreet. “Doing so will improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow, provide more transportation options for travelers, enhance aesthetics and functionality and attract new residents and businesses to the area.”

The project’s scope will include corridor improvements on Cascade Road/Avenue from the Atlanta city limits to Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, including milling, resurfacing, restriping, traffic communications corridor signal upgrades, bus stop enhancements, streetscapes and pedestrian safety improvements. Phase 1 of the project consists of two segments that extend from Atlanta city limits to Willis Mill Road and from Delowe Drive to Avon Avenue. Phase 2 extends from Avon Avenue to Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard. A map of these phases is posted below and may be found on the Renew Atlanta Bond website at

During a March 2017 public meeting for Phase I of the project, a visual preference survey was conducted and focused on several key areas, including:

  1. Comments regarding pot holes, drainage and erosion control indicated concern that the project would make the Cascade corridor walkable without addressing these underlying issues.

  2. Comments concerned with turn lanes and traffic signals asked how this project will address existing traffic congestion.

  3. Comments concerning the travel way to ensure travelers can easily traverse the Cascade corridor using their preferred mode of transportation. Some participants want to see Cascade widened, a few want to see upgrades to MARTA bus stops, and others would like the bike lanes to be extended.

  4. Comments were voiced concerning beautification of the corridor, including reducing the amount of garbage on the ground, caring for trees along the corridor, and constructing features that make the corridor more aesthetically appealing. 


Map outlining Phases 1 and 2 of the Cascade Road/Avenue corridor improvement project

Additional project information can be found on the Renew Atlanta Bond website or follow us on Twitter @RenewATL2015.


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