Friday, June 3, 2016

Fulton County Commissioners Approve T-SPLOST Projects List

Board backs $100 Million in priorities for transportation upgrades

At their June 1, 2015 meeting the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved a preliminary list of infrastructure and road improvements in unincorporated that would be funded by dollars collected by a Transportation Special Local Option Sales Tax (or T-SPLOST) if Fulton County voters approve the November 8 referendum. The list of projects totals over $100 million dollars in road improvements and upgrades. The Board will finalize the project list at its June 15 meeting.

"Everyone who lives or drives through Fulton County knows transportation must be improved,” says Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman John H. Eaves. “Thanks to input from residents, the business community and government leaders, we have come up with a project list that reflects your key areas of concern. I encourage you to review the list before you vote in November."

The list was developed with extensive public input. Among the projects and expenditures on the list for the unincorporated communities of south Fulton County are:

  • $36 million in maintenance and safety enhancements (including topping and resurfacing of local roadways),
  • over $41 million for operations and safety improvements,
  • $3.7 million for work on bridges,
  • $1.1 million for Fulton County Airport Improvements.
  • $2.2 million for Quick Response Projects,
  • more than $17 million for pedestrian bike improvements.

Voters are scheduled to vote on the T-SPLOST referendum on November 8, 2016.  If approved, it would allocate .75 cents per dollar to transportation projects countywide.

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