BOC authorize use of eminent domain for West Village Parkway right of way

Henry County commissioners authorized the use of eminent domain for portions of five parcels as part of the West Village Parkway widening project. The five properties represent the last parcels necessary to complete right of way acquisition with purchase agreements in place for the other thirty-four parcels. The board approved the property acquisitions as part... Continue Reading →

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 →

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