McDonough ranks among country’s freight bottlenecks

I-75 in Henry County is a major link for freight traffic between the port of Savannah, Florida markets, and metro Atlanta. (Trucks.com photo/ Brian Hadden) In the 2020 listing of America’s top 100 truck bottlenecks, I-75 in McDonough was ranked sixty-second (62nd) among the nation’s trouble spots. Three major system-to-system interchanges in Atlanta were in... Continue Reading →

BOC increases DOT budget in mid-year adjustment

The Henry County Board of Commissioners approved the mid-year FY 2020 budget adjustment on Tuesday night. The board approved additional funds for Henry County DOT as part of the adjustment. The mid-year adjustment was presented to the board by county staff to reflect revenue increases and unbudgeted expenditures the county had occurred during the first... Continue Reading →

GDOT: concrete rehab planned on I-75 at I-675

Jackknifed trailers have become a common sight in Stockbridge, like this incident in December 2019. (GDOT camera photo) Tractor-trailer accidents have become a common occurrence on rainy days at I-75 southbound and I-675. Approximately one dozen incidents have occurred since October, the most recent being an overturned tractor-trailer on Thursday morning. Moving Henry Forward editor... Continue Reading →

Board hears presentation from new Transportation Planning Director

Sam Baker, Henry County’s new Transportation Planning Director, presented transportation proposals to the Board of Commissioners at the February 4 commissioners meeting. Baker’s proposals included updating the 2016 Comprehensive Transportation and Transit Plans, developing a county trail plan and sharing alternate commute options for the board to consider. Baker said that funding is available from... Continue Reading →

BOC begins dialogue about FY 2021 budget

Henry County commissioners held their first budget workshop this week to begin discussions about the FY 2021 budget. The 2021 fiscal year begins on July 1. The February workshop is an earlier introduction to the annual budget than years' past. As such, all information is preliminary and will undergo further revisions. The amended FY 2020... Continue Reading →

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