The Henry County SPLOST program provides funds for capital projects and transportation improvements through the collection of a local one-percent sales tax. An update to the program budget was recently published, dated September 17, 2018. Financial updates are published every two to three months by county staff.
The SPLOST IV program was approved by voters in November 2013 with collections beginning on April 1, 2014. Collections will continue through March 31, 2020. Program expenditures to date total $119,276,478.
Current project balances total $26,106,456. The remaining funds budgeted is assuming the SPLOST program collects an estimated $190 million, of which $142.5 million is distributed to Henry County. The difference is split amongst the cities based on population.
Projects with a current balance greater than $100,000 are listed in the table below. Projects with remaining funds less than that may be viewed in the budget linked below the table.
|Countywide Projects – $10,482,609 Remaining|
|New I-75 Interchange south of SR 155||$5,261,327||Interchange Justification Report submitted to FHWA for review|
|New Police Station in Fairview||$2,000,000||BOC vote to purchase land on October 2|
|SPLOST Program Management||$1,226,019||In Progress|
|911 Radio Replacement||$956,805||Complete|
|Airport FBO||$823,371||Design in Progress|
|District I – $458,958 Current Balance*|
|Peeksville Road paving (New Hope to bridge)||$248,844||Right of Way Acquisition in Progress|
|District Roads Resurfacing||$107,744||In Progress|
|District II – $5,776,494 Current Balance*|
|SR 155 widening (I-75 to Bill Gardner Pkwy) (Design Only)||$1,825,000||GDOT Project to fund and construct|
|Mill Road at Mt. Carmel Road intersection improvement||$1,210,000|
|Selfridge Road dirt paving||$753,888||Design in Progress|
|South Cleveland dirt paving||$732,365||Construction out for bid|
|Hampton-Locust Grove Road widening (ROW only)||$500,000|
|Simpson Mill at Hampton-Locust Grove intersection improvement||$484,218||Construction to be bid out by year end|
|District Roads Resurfacing||$398,780||In Progress|
|District III – $4,858,814 Current Balance|
|McDonough Parkway (SR 42 to SR 155)||$1,206,065||Right of Way Acquisition in Progress|
|Jackson Lake over Mackey Bridge replacement||$640,165||Complete|
|Lake Dow/Rogers at Rosser intersection improvement||$602,016||Complete|
|Turner Church Road dirt paving||$475,575||Complete|
|Campground Road at SR 155 intersection improvement||$462,025||Right of Way Acquisition complete; Project on Hold|
|Oak Grove over Walnut Creek bridge repair||$323,720||Complete|
|District Roads Resurfacing||$315,345||In Progress|
|Elliot over Walnut Creek bridge replacement||$252,495||GDOT Construction in Progress|
|SR 81 widening (Postmaster to Bethany) (Design Only)||$246,099||Design in Progress|
|North Ola Park expansion||$105,233||Additional ball fields under construction|
|District IV – $490,250 Current Balance*|
|District Roads Resurfacing||$619,893||In Progress|
|Elliot Road dirt paving||$116,559||Construction in Progress|
|District V – $4,039,331 Current Balance|
|West Panola widening||$3,272,142||Final Design in Progress|
|Anvil Block Road widening||$298,449||Construction in Progress|
|East Atlanta at Thurman / Flat Rock intersection improvement||$253,804||Design in Progress|
|District Road Resurfacing||$157,283||In Progress|
|Total SPLOST IV – $26,106,456 Current Balance|
|*Current Balances within districts I, II, and IV each include one large negative account balance on a project awaiting federal funds reimbursement|
The SPLOST III program collected revenues from April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2014. SPLOST III expenditures to date total $157,930,763 with $1,767,631 remaining in project accounts.
Projects with current balances greater than $100,000 include:
- King Mill Road at SR 42 – $200,000 [complete]
- Old Highway 3 at SR 81 – $559,054 [completed earlier this year]
- Campground Road extension – $756,673 [project under construction]
- Fairview Road widening between Cook and Thurman – $120,405 [complete]
The projects mention above total $1,636,132. The difference of $131,499 is distributed across other projects in lesser amounts. All remaining funds will be redistributed at a later date to one of the small number of projects in need of additional funding.