SPLOST V Projects

Projects shown below have been proposed to the Henry County SPLOST V committee and are under consideration to be recommended for funding. The committee makes recommendations only with the final project list decided by the Board of Commissioners.

The committee meets biweekly throughout Henry County. Meetings started in July gathering public feedback on possible projects. The committee is now in the second phase of meetings selecting projects to recommend. Countywide recommendations were selected in December and district recommendations will be selected in early 2019. Residents are encouraged to attend committee meetings held on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

  • District 1 – January 10 (New Hope Elementary)
  • District 2 – January 24 (Luella Middle School)
  • District 3 – February 7 (Heritage Senior Center)
  • District 4 – February 28 (Timber Ridge Elementary)
  • District 5 – March 7 (Cotton Indian Elementary)
  • Final Meeting – March 21 (Henry County Administration Building)

Comments are welcome on proposed projects, both those in favor or opposed. Comments may be submitted to committee chair Clayton Carte at MovingHenryForward [at] gmail [dot] com, by contacting the Henry County SPLOST office at (770) 288-7319, or submitted in person at any committee meeting.


Countywide Projects

The committee voted 4-1, with two members absent, to adopt staff’s recommendations for countywide projects, tabling one of the proposed projects awaiting further information. The recommendations include the following:

County Facilities

  • Animal Control renovations – $1,000,000
  • New Elections Building – $2,500,000
  • Jail Pod addition – $10,000,000
  • Probate Court parking expansion – $750,000
  • Fleet Replacement program – $22,695,000

Subtotal: $36,945,000

Public Safety

  • Ola Police Precinct & New Fire Station (exact location TBD; in the vicinity of SR 81 & Mt. Bethel Road) – $6,000,000
  • Fairview Police Precinct & Fire Station 6 rebuild (Fairview Road at W Panola Road) – $4,500,000

Subtotal: $10,500,000

Parks & Recreation

  • Convention Center – $20,000,000 (tabled awaiting the completion of a feasibility study)

Subtotal: $20,000,000

Program Management

  • Program Management – $3,500,000

Subtotal: $3,500,000

Total: $70,945,000

The countywide project list leaves $94,055,000 for district projects. Each commission district will tentatively receive $18,811,000 for use in park improvements and transportation projects. That amount may increase up to an additional $4 million per district if the proposed convention center is removed from the list.


District Projects

District I includes the areas of Locust Grove, Heron Bay, south McDonough, Peeksville / New Hope, and Sandy Ridge.

Projects under consideration within district 1 are shown on the interactive map above and listed below. Please see the interactive map for project descriptions.

Capital Projects (not shown on map)

  • Police Precinct in the Ola area (dependent on input from police department) – recommended under countywide projects
  • Fire Station in the Ola area (dependent on input from fire department) – recommended under countywide projects
  • Civic / Performing Arts Center – Locust Grove

Major Projects

  • Georgia 81 widening between Postmaster Drive and Bethany Road (twenty percent local match for right of way acquisition and construction)
  • Georgia 81 widening between Bethany Road and Keys Ferry Road (preliminary engineering and possible right of way)
  • McDonough Parkway between SR 20 / 81 and Henry Parkway (additional funding to complete construction)
  • Bill Gardner Parkway widening between SR 155 and I-75 (twenty percent local match for preliminarily engineering and possible right of way)
  • Racetrack Road arterial upgrades between Iris Lake Road and Travis Drive
  • LG – Griffin Road arterial upgrades between Tanger Boulevard and Hosannah Road

Intersection Improvements

  • SR 81 at N Ola / S Ola Road
  • Bill Gardner Parkway at Lester Mill Road
  • Racetrack Road at Iris Lake Road
  • McDonough Parkway at Henry Parkway
  • Peeksville Road at Leguin Mill Road
  • Peeksville Road at Unity Grove Road
  • Peeksville Road at Old Jackson Road

Dirt Road Paving

  • Peeksville Road between Old Jackson Road and New Hope Road
  • Burg Road between Peeksville Road and end of existing pavement

Sidewalks

  • Industrial Boulevard between SR 20 and SR 155 – project included in city of McDonough’s sidewalk connectivity program

Below are dirt road projects that were included within SPLOST I (1996) and SPLOST II (2002). These projects are not mapped. The committee will consider cost estimates to complete these projects.

  • Cardell Drive between Leguin Mill Road and S Ola Road
  • Ellistown Road between Peeksville Road and Moccasin Gap
  • Hosannah Road between LG – Griffin Road and the county line
  • Luella Road between Frog Road and the end of existing pavement
  • Sipka Road between LG – Griffin Road and the county line
  • Weems Road between Hampton – Locust Grove Road and the road end

District II includes Hampton, Luella, Avalon, Mt Carmel / Dutchtown, and Hudson Bridge.

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Capital Projects

  • Nash Farm Park master plan
  • Renovations at Fire Station 5

Major Projects

  • Jonesboro Road widening between Mill Road and Chambers Road (in partnership with Georgia DOT)
  • Jodeco Road widening between Chambers Road and Hudson Bridge Road (twenty percent local match for preliminary engineering and right of way acquisition)
  • I-75 exit 216 at SR 155 interchange expansion (preliminary engineering)
  • Flippen Road extension through Dutchtown schools to Jonesboro Road at N Mt Carmel Road

Intersection Improvements

  • Jonesboro Road at Mitchell Road
  • SR 81 at SR 20
  • SR 81 at McDonough-Lovejoy Road
  • SR 155 at Greenwood Industrial Blvd
  • Mt Carmel Road at Mill Road (if additional funding is needed)

Dirt Road Paving

  • Dutchtown Road between Jonesboro Road and Mt Carmel Road (if private road is donated to Henry County)
  • Selfridge Road between Speedway Blvd and Atlanta Speedway Airport entrance (if needed for airport capital expansion plans)

Sidewalks

  • SR 20 between South Point Blvd and Westridge Parkway (multiuse path on north side of roadway)
  • Central Avenue between College Street and W Main Street
  • Woolsey Road between US 19 / 41 and W Main Street
  • Old Highway 3 / Main Street between SR 81 and Emory Street

Below are dirt road projects that were included within SPLOST II (2002). The committee will consider cost estimates to complete these projects.

  • Fields Drive between South Mt Carmel and Chambers Road
  • Floyd Road between Spalding County and the end of pavement
  • Jones Road between Mt Carmel Road and SR 81
  • S. Bridges Road between Mt Carmel & Kelley to end of pavement

District III includes McDonough and the Ola area.

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Capital Projects

  • North Ola Park expansion
  • Heritage Senior Center expansion

Major Transportation Projects

  • Georgia 81 widening between Postmaster Drive and Bethany Road (twenty percent local match for right of way acquisition and construction)
  • Georgia 81 widening between Bethany Road and Keys Ferry Road (preliminary engineering and possible right of way)
  • McDonough Parkway between SR 42 and SR 155 (construction)
  • East Lake Road widening between SR 155 and SR 20 (preliminary engineering)
  • Airline Road extension between Rodgers Road and SR 81

Intersection Improvements

  • SR 20 at Turner Church Road
  • SR 155 at Campground Road (construction)
  • Airline Road at McGarity Road
  • Airline Road at Turner Church Road
  • East Lake Road at Airline Road
  • East Lake Road at Rowan Road
  • East Lake Road at Elliot Road
  • Racetrack Road at Iris Lake Road
  • Willow Road at Bridges Road

Dirt Road Paving

  • Bridges Road between Willow Road and Mt Carmel Road

District IV includes the Eagles Landing area, East Lake Parkway / Union Grove, and Kelleytown.

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Capital Projects

  • Moseley Park (master plan, additional parking, and possible tennis courts)

Major Transportation Projects

  • Rock Quarry Road widening between Eagles Landing Parkway and SR 138 (twenty percent local match for right of way acquisition and construction)
  • SR 138 widening between SR 42 and SR 155 (preliminary engineering)
  • East Lake Road widening between SR 155 and SR 20 (preliminary engineering)

Intersection Improvements

  • SR 138 at Moseley Drive
  • SR 138 at Old Conyers Drive
  • SR 155 at Crumbley Road
  • Kelleytown Road at Crumbley Road
  • East Lake Road at Airline Road
  • East Lake Road at Rowan Road
  • East Lake Road at Elliot Road

Sidewalks

  • Flippen Road between SR 138 and Walt Stephens
  • Peach Drive

District V includes the Fairview area, northern areas of Stockbridge, and the Red Oak community along Walt Stephens Road.

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Capital Projects

  • Fairview Police Precinct – recommended under countywide projects
  • Fire Station 6 rebuild – recommended under countywide projects
  • Hidden Valley Park improvements
  • Village Park improvements
  • Cochran Park improvements

Major Transportation Projects

  • Fairview Road widening between Panola Road and Heard Road (preliminary engineering and right of way acquisition)
  • East Atlanta Road widening between Fairview Road and Valley Hill Road (preliminary engineering and right of way acquisition)
  • West Village Parkway widening between Fairview Road and Clayton County line (additional funding for construction)

Intersection Improvements

  • East Atlanta Road at Thurman and Flat Rock
  • Panola Road at Scarborough
  • Scarborough at Church

Sidewalks

  • Fairview Road between Anvil Block Road and DeKalb County line
  • Walt Stephens Road
  • Panola Mountain greenway trail between Fairview Library and Fairview Road commercial activity center

Note: the list of possible projects above does not include bridge repairs or road resurfacing. SPLOST funding towards both categories will be included within each commission district.

Last updated on December 15, 2018

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