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Projects set for road bond referendum

POSTED: September 1, 2014 10:59 p.m.

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners has finalized the list of projects that would be funded through a transportation bond, provided voters approve a referendum on the matter this fall.

Commissioners had previously approved placing the general obligation bond on the Nov. 4 ballot. However, the referendum question itself does not outline the project list.

The list approved 5-0 during a work session Aug. 26 includes five projects for which the county and Georgia Department of Transportation will be partners.

Those projects include widening of Ga. 400 from McFarland Parkway to at least Bald Ridge Marina Road; widening of Ga. 371 from Ga. 9 to Kelly Mill Road; widening of Ga. 369 between Ga. 9 and Ga. 306; and intersection improvements at Ga. 306 and McGinnis Ferry Road at Ga. 400.

The other projects, which would be funded solely through county bond funds, are an extension of Ronald Reagan Boulevard from Majors Road to McFarland Parkway, and widening projects on McGinnis Ferry, Old Atlanta, Pilgrim Mill and Union Hill roads.

Also included on the list is a category for “traffic safety improvements.” Under that category are “potential intersection improvements” for several spots on Ga. 369, Ga. 306, Ga. 9, Ga. 53, Ga. 141 and Ga. 400.

Funding in that category could also be used for improvements such as signals, guardrails, sidewalks and resurfacing.


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