Locust Grove votes to submit Bethlehem Road interchange for federal funding

The proposed Bethlehem Road interchange off Interstate 75 will be considered for federal transportation funding after all, despite recent split votes by the Henry County commissioners that blocked the project. The Locust Grove city council unanimously voted this week to submit a request for funding to Georgia DOT and the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). The... Continue Reading →

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Georgia DOT announces accelerated timeline for I-75 commercial vehicle lanes

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a major refresh to the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP), including accelerated timelines for some projects. The timeline improvements will complete these large-scale “mega projects” and deliver traffic benefits to residents sooner than first anticipated. The MMIP is a collection of major projects designed to improve Georgia’s mobility,... Continue Reading →

Commissioners receive first update about Megasite

The Henry County Megasite is shown highlighted in yellow. (TSW Photo) Earlier this month, Henry County officials received their first update regarding the ongoing planning study for the Henry County Megasite. The megasite includes approximately 6,000 acres located west of US Highway 19 / 41 in southwest Henry County. Commissioners hired Tunnell-Spangler & Associates, Inc.... Continue Reading →

Residents prioritize Bethlehem Road interchange but a partisan split has the project stalled

In a recent poll conducted by Moving Henry Forward, local residents ranked the proposed Bethlehem Road interchange as one of their top priorities among planned transportation projects in the county, but a partisan split on the board of commissioners has stalled the project. County commissioners tabled a contract to award preliminary engineering for the interchange... Continue Reading →

Seventy percent of SPLOST IV projects complete

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 13, 2019. The SPLOST IV program was approved by voters in November 2013 with collections beginning on April 1, 2014. Collections will... Continue Reading →

Campground Road opens to traffic August 20

The long-awaited Campground Road extension, a project twenty years in the making, is scheduled to open to traffic on Tuesday, August 20. The $19 million dollar project has been funded through Henry County SPLOST. Construction for the project was awarded to McCoy Grading, Inc of Greenville, GA in March 2017. The lowest bid was $13,327,208.26... Continue Reading →

Diverging Diamond Interchange delayed to 2020

Residents will have to wait a few months longer before the much anticipated diverging diamond interchange breaks ground in McDonough. Georgia DOT has delayed the construction bid to a let date of May 2020 instead of the original September 2019 timeline. Once built, the DDI will improve traffic flow and reduce crashes at I-75 exit... Continue Reading →

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