Compare these two photos of Cumberland Avenue – a “before” photo, shot by a News Sentinel photographer several years ago, and an “after” photo taken this morning (August 2017).
With the reconstruction of Cumberland mostly completed, visitors will notice wider sidewalks, turn lanes at intersections, and a landscaped median. About 100 trees will be planted this fall, further greening up The Strip.
The massed utility poles are gone, too. Decorative LED streetlights have replaced the standard roadway lights on wooden poles.
Plus, new development and private investment – totaling more than $190 million – are changing the look and increasing the vibrancy of The Strip.
For details, click on this link to read a City Blog post:
Join Gov. Bill Haslam, the City team and Cumberland merchants and stakeholders at 4 p.m. today, Baker Center, for the official ribbon-cutting for the new Cumberland!