Purpose and Need

The Northwest Corridor has long been recognized as one of the Atlanta region’s most congested travel corridors.  With a population of over 400,000 residents, the Northwest Corridor is home to a substantial portion of the region’s population. It is also one of the most economically important areas in the region containing several of the region’s major activity and employment centers, including Midtown Atlanta, Cumberland Galleria, Marietta, and Town Center.  Rapid growth in population and employment in the Northwest Corridor is expected to continue through 2035. Unless improvements are made to the transportation system to accommodate this growth, congestion is likely to increase even more with a further loss in mobility for corridor residents and employees.

The purpose of the Northwest Corridor Project is to provide transportation improvements that respond to growth concerns by addressing transportation capacity deficiencies, providing additional transportation choices, improving mobility and connectivity between activity centers, and reducing single-occupancy vehicle travel while avoiding or minimizing adverse environmental impacts.

Revised 01/14/2010