by: Kerry Kavanaugh Updated:
COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Cobb County transportation directors said they have projects in the pipeline that will address traffic concerns surrounding the proposed stadium site.
"You do have a lot of different places to access this area, and that will serve us well in terms of ultimately moving traffic around," said Faye DiMassimo, director of the Cobb DOT.
DiMassimo is referring to moving Cobb County commuter traffic around the traffic headed to the proposed site of a new Braves stadium at Windy Ridge Parkway and Circle 75.
"We have a number of major investments already underway in the Cumberland area. We have a number of projects that are about to enter into further stages in the development," she said.
DiMassimo pointed to a diverging diamond planned for Windy Hill Road at I-75 set to open in 2017. There's the
"We don't know the price tag on what taxpayers are going to be putting in on the stadium, let alone what the infrastructure investment will be," said Brett Bittner, president of the Cobb Libertarian party.
Another proposal on the table is for bus rapid transit. The first phase of that is estimated to cost $497 million and has yet to be funded.
"Taxpayers are going to be taking a pretty big risk. And unfortunately we haven't had a say in this," Bittner
Cobb County DOT
The Atlanta mayor threw out another transportation option he
"Those folks in Bartow County and Cherokee County, if we don't have a
Cobb County's GOP issued a statement saying