Akers Mill Ramp
The newest access point for the I-75 NW Express Lanes System
The Cumberland CID serves as a major commercial activity center and one of the largest employment centers in the state. Cumberland is experiencing tremendous growth which includes six class A office towers, 84,000 jobs, 30,000 residents, and the Atlanta Braves’ $1.3 billion stadium and The Battery Atlanta.
To accommodate the rapid growth taking place along the entire corridor, former Governor Deal and the Georgia Department of Transportation undertook and delivered one of the biggest public infrastructure investments in the state’s history; the $900 million Northwest Express Lanes system. This 29.7-mile reversible toll lane project opened to traffic in September 2018 and has significantly benefited those who travel I-75 and I-575. In the first year, more than 4.2 million trips were registered posting travel speeds 30% faster than the general purpose lanes. With this new Ramp, over 100,000+ daily commuters will have safe and direct access into Cumberland.