Flippen Road extension design bid award

Henry County commissioners approved a design bid for the Flippen Road extension on Wednesday, November 4. The project proposes to construct a new roadway in commission district II.

The project extends between the existing end of Flippen Road at Cambridge Park subdivision to the intersection of Jonesboro Road at North Mt Carmel Road for a distance of approximately 0.70 miles. A connection to the Dutchtown schools is part of the project.

Area map of Flippen Road extension (Henry County photo)
(Henry County photo)

The design contract was awarded to Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc. of Marietta, Ga in the amount of $284,650. The vendor was the lowest bidder of five sealed bids.

The roadway will be designed for a 35 mph speed limit consisting of two travel lanes (one lane in each direction). The project includes a bridge structure for the Walnut Creek stream crossing and signal modifications to the existing signal at Jonesboro Road and North Mt Carmel Road. Street lighting shall be included.

The total project budget is $3,676,206. The project is funded through Henry County SPLOST V.

District II Projects

A design bid for the dirt road paving of Dutchtown Road was awarded in October. Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc. will provide design services in the amount of $215,025. Design notice to proceed is planned to be issued on Monday, November 9.

Also in the Dutchtown community / Jonesboro Road corridor, a traffic signal will be installed at Jonesboro Road and Mt Olive Road. Design plans for the intersection are being finalized by Georgia DOT and the county’s goal is to receive the final design plans before the end of the year. Canyon Springs apartments — located off the intersection — are now leasing.

Sidewalks are planned on Mill Road between Jonesboro Road and Mt Carmel Road. A request for proposals (RFP) for design services will be released by the county in the near future.

Finally, a traffic signal will be installed at state route 155 and Greenwood Industrial Parkway. GDOT previously completed a traffic study for the intersection identifying a traffic signal as the preferred improvement over a roundabout and the county issued the design notice to proceed in October. The design bid was under $50,000 and did not require board approval.