Editor’s Choice: top articles of 2019

Moving Henry Forward has published over 260 blog posts this year, and among them, a few rise to be favorites of our editor Clayton Carte. Here’s a personal look at some of my favorite articles of the year.

Did you miss our top ten posts of 2019? Check out numbers one through five and numbers six through ten to see the list.

Concept signage guide for I-75 collector distributor lanes (Georgia DOT photo)

Clayton County CD Lanes

Georgia DOT broke ground on a major project this fall to build collector-distributor lanes on I-75 between Forest Parkway / mile 237 and I-285 / mile 238. The project’s estimated completion is June 2021.

Stock photo of Guthrie's Chicken fast food restaurant

Guthrie’s Chicken in Luella

New commercial space is under construction at the intersection of state route 155 and Bill Gardner Parkway. Guthrie’s is planning their first south metro location following two openings this year in Canton.

Striping guide for Hampton-Locust Grove Road at Simpson Mill Road (Henry County photo)Striping guide for SR 155 at Campground Road (Henry County photo)

Intersection Improvements

Two SPLOST funded intersection improvement projects broke ground in 2019. The projects, located at Hampton-Locust Grove Road and Simpson Mill Road & state route 155 at Campground Road, will wrap up in 2020.

Map showing planned developments at Jonesboro Road and Mt Carmel Road

Jonesboro Road Park and Ride

Henry County received a state grant to aid in the construction of a new Jonesboro Road park and ride lot in 2016. Now under construction and once complete in spring 2020, new commuter bus service will be added expanding service for downtown workers.

Photo of participant on canopy tour (Summit BSA photo)

Zip Line Park on Iris Lake Road

Some readers may know I have worked the past four summers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve for the Boy Scouts in West Virginia. A small handful know the Summit has the world’s largest collection of canopy tours and zip lines. The planned outdoor adventure park in McDonough is an exciting addition to our community offering a program that’s personally close to home.