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Final "Constrained List" of transportation projects announced
Final "Constrained List" of transportation projects announced

Henry County - After months of planning and a series of public meetings, the final constrained list of transportation projects to be funded by a possible regional transportation SPLOST, under the Transportation Investment Act has been formalized.

The Transportation Investment Act was signed into law in 2010, putting certain future transportation projects into the hands of the voters. The law established a Regional Roundtable consisting of elected officials from each of the state’s 12 regions to develop a list of projects that would be funded by a one percent sales and use tax, if approved by voters in 2012.

There will be a general question posed on the ballot in the 2012 primary asking voters if they support a penny sales tax to pay for construction of the projects. Known as the “Regional T-SPLOST,” the proposed penny sales tax is projected to bring more than $700 million annually over a ten-year period for the Atlanta region to fund transportation projects.

TIA projects for Henry County are:

Road projects

  • Widening of SR155 from Bill Gardner Parkway to Racetrack Rd.
  • Widening of SR42 from SR138 to SR155 in McDonough
  • Widening of Bill Gardner Parkway from I-75 to SR155
  • I-75 at Bill Gardner Parkway Interchange improvements
  • West side one-way pairs at McDonough Square to be completed
  • Western parallel connector from Hudson Bridge to Jonesboro Rd. to be constructed
  • Widening of SR81 from Lemon St. to South Bethany Rd.

Transit projects

  • GRTA Xpress System – Operations and Capital Funding for Existing Services
  • Atlanta to Griffin Commuter Rail Feasibility Study only – Region 3

For more information, log on to www.atlantaregionalroundtable.com.  

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