Henry County approves SPLOST V project list

The Henry County Board of Commissioners approved this week the county's project list for the upcoming SPLOST V referendum. If approved by voters this November, the SPLOST V program is estimated to collect $245 million dollars over a six year period. SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax. SPLOST funds are required to... Continue Reading →

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SR 42 widening in Stockbridge delayed to 2025

Updates to Georgia DOT's website suggest that an upcoming roadway widening project along Georgia 42 has been pushed back to start construction in 2025. The project, extending between SR 138 in Stockbridge and I-675 in Clayton County, was budgeted as recently as September 2018 to start construction in 2020. Preliminary engineering for the project was... Continue Reading →

State Route 81 and McDonough Parkway headline SPLOST V recommendations in districts I and III

SPLOST V committee chair Clayton Carte speaks during Thursday’s meeting. (Henry Herald photo/ Joe Adgie) The SPLOST V committee met last week at Heritage Senior Center in McDonough to discuss recommendations for commission districts I and III. The most significant transportation projects proposed within the districts are widening state route 81 in Ola and completing... Continue Reading →

Georgia 42 widening project pushed to 2026

Henry County's largest transportation project has seen its timeline extended an additional three years. The planned widening of Georgia 42 to four lanes between SR 138 in Stockbridge and the McDonough Square has been extended from a previously anticipated 2023 start date to construction now forecast for 2026. Preliminary engineering started in 2017 and is... Continue Reading →

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