Upgrading the Mountain Industrial Boulevard-Highway 78 interchange is a long-term objective for the Stone Mountain CID. Plans call for improving the overall appearance of the signature entrance with new plantings and visually appealing enhancements like those other CIDs have made at I-85 interchanges in Gwinnett County.
These substantial landscaping measures could commence later this year, but full implementation – including obtaining required permitting – will likely take 18 months to complete. The total cost is estimated between $150,000 and $250,000.
The CID is actively engaged with the Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority, Atlanta Regional Commission, the DeKalb Development Authority, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners and Congressman Hank Johnson's office to secure funds for the interchange project.