ARC opens public comment period for Regional Transportation Plan update

The Atlanta Regional Commission, responsible for regional planning in the metropolitan Atlanta area, is asking residents for their input on the quadrennial update to the regional transportation plan (RTP). The public comment period is open until Friday, December 13. The RTP serves as the long-range planning document for transportation projects in a metropolitan area. In... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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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