The biggest transportation projects of the last decade

Moving Henry Forward compiled a special look at the biggest transportation projects completed in the last decade in Henry County. The list includes a mixture of locally funded projects and state DOT projects. The I-75 South Metro Express Lanes were completed in 2017. With a total price tag of $226 million, and sourcing funds from... Continue Reading →

Commissioners approve $500K resurfacing contract

Two roads will be resurfaced and a third road patched after county commissioners awarded a maintenance contract at their December meeting. The work is funded through SPLOST dollars. Six vendors responded to the bid. Pittman Construction of Conyers, GA provided the low bid worth $494,675.00. Roads to be resurfaced include the following: Archie Drive -... Continue Reading →

McDonough discusses SPLOST IV and SPLOST V

The McDonough city council heard updates at their November council meeting about the current status of SPLOST IV projects in the city. They also previewed the upcoming SPLOST V program. SPLOST IV was adopted by voters in 2013, started collections in April 2014, and ends collections in March 2020. The city of McDonough has spent... Continue Reading →

Board approves SPLOST IV District IV budget amendments

Remaining funds from Fire Station 16, among other projects, were transferred to JP Moseley Park. (staff photo) County commissioners approved SPLOST IV budget amendments worth $385,124.00 at this month’s meeting. The funds were sourced from completed projects and transferred to JP Moseley Park. Funds were transferred from the following projects: $94,169.00 from East Lake Road... Continue Reading →

SPLOST V passed. Now, we wait.

With less than ten-percent of the county’s registered voters heading to the polls, the SPLOST V referendum narrowly passed by nine-hundred votes. The program is estimated to collect $204 million dollars in local sales tax over a five-year period, starting April 1, 2020. The first twenty percent of collections, or $40.8 million, will be set... 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 →

Henry County calls SPLOST V referendum

County Commissioners have referenced the Cherokee County Aquatic Center as a possible design for Henry County's center. (New South Construction photo) The Henry County Board of Commissioners have adopted a resolution calling for the SPLOST V referendum this November. If approved by the voters, SPLOST V is estimated to collect $204 million dollars over a... Continue Reading →

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