Henry County forecast to grow 70% between 2015 and 2050

New forecasts produced by the Atlanta Regional Commission estimate Henry County will continue to develop with new residents, reaching 370,400 residents by the year 2050. This forecast would equate to a seventy percent increase over the benchmark year 2015 used in the forecasts. In 2015, Henry County's population was 217,700. The estimated growth rate places... Continue Reading →

BOC approves application for federal transportation funding

The Henry County commissioners approved the county's selection of projects at today's meeting to be submitted to the Atlanta Regional Commission for consideration to receive federal transportation funding. The projects, comprised of roadway widening projects and roadway resurfacing, will be competitively evaluated against other submissions from across the metropolitan Atlanta region. ARC holds the project... Continue Reading →

Henry County to consider application for federal transportation dollars on Tuesday

Henry County commissioners will consider applying for federal transportation dollars during their meeting on Tuesday, October 1. Projects approved will be submitted to the Atlanta Regional Commission for consideration as part of ARC's 2019 project solicitation. If awarded, federal transportation dollars cover eighty percent of project costs. The remaining twenty percent is required to be... 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 →

Cherokee and Henry Counties lead regional growth

Blue dots represent single-family building permits issued in 2018. (ARC map) The 2019 population estimates are in from the Atlanta Regional Commission, and Henry County continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in metro Atlanta. The most recent estimate shows Henry County at 240,900 residents, a 2.6% increase (6,100). The addition of 6,100... Continue Reading →

ARC opens TIP Project Solicitation

The Atlanta Regional Commission started accepting applications this week from local governments to receive federal dollars towards transportation projects. Over $450 million dollars are available to be awarded over the next six fiscal years. The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Project Solicitation is conducted biannually by the ARC to award funding for roadway projects, public transit... Continue Reading →

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