BOC approves SPLOST IV allocation

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County commissioners have approved the allocation for $19.8 million in SPLOST IV funds that were collected over and above the original projected budget. The funds are in addition to the $142.5 million first estimated to be collected for Henry County through the program.

The SPLOST IV program was approved by voters in November 2013. A one-percent local sales tax was collected from April 2014 through March 2020. Collections for the most recent program, SPLOST V, started on April 1.

The $19.8 million will be divided six ways into countywide projects and each commission district, or $3.3 million each. The allotment for countywide projects has not been agreed upon and will be revisited at a later date.

The district funds will be allocated as follows:

District 1
  • Peeksville Road dirt road paving (New Hope to bridge) – $1.75 million
  • Resurfacing, widening, or surface treatment – $1.55 million
District 2
  • Mill at Mt. Carmel intersection improvement – $1 million
  • Selfridge Road dirt road paving (Speedway Blvd to airport entrance) – $750 thousand
  • Resurfacing, widening, or surface treatment – $1.55 million
District 3
  • Heritage Park improvements – $500 thousand
  • Resurfacing, widening, or surface treatment – $2.8 million
District 4
  • Moseley Park improvements – $1.35 million
  • Knight Drive dirt road paving – $600 thousand
  • Resurfacing, widening, or surface treatment – $1.35 million
District 5
  • West Village Parkway widening (Fairview Road to Clayton County line) – $3.3 million

Purchasing Bids accepted for two projects

Two projects that are mentioned above accepted construction bids in June and will be considered for approval by the board of commissioners in the near future. The projects are dirt road paving Peeksville Road and widening West Village Parkway.

The lowest bid for Peeksville Road was submitted by Pittman Construction of Conyers, GA in the amount of $1,384,109.75. Remaining SPLOST IV funds budgeted for the project, including the above referenced increase, total $1,973,385.

The low bid to widen West Village Parkway equals $6,472,287.00 submitted by CW Matthews Contracting of Marietta, GA. Remaining SPLOST IV funds total $5,833,219.

A portion of SPLOST V funds are expected to cover the cost difference in district 5. Both projects will also incur utility relocation costs separate from construction.

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