The issues surrounding transportation in the state of Georgia have been ongoing for quite some time. Georgia residents are hoping the new “Transportation Vote” can address some of these problems. With $8.5 billion worth of improvements on the referendum table, 10 counties throughout the state could reap the benefits of a positive outcome. The areas included within this vote are Rockdale, Henry, Gwinnett, Fulton, Fayette, Douglas, Clayton, Cobb, Cherokee, DeKalb and the city of Atlanta.
On July 31st, residents of the 10 affected counties will have the opportunity to go to the polls and vote. If this referendum is approved, one of the major changes will be the $900 million project for production of reversible toll lanes on I-75 and I-575 within the Cherokee and Cobb County lines.
How will this change positively affect Henry County? According to the GDOT, the biggest project will be the interchange of Jodeco Road and I-75. Charles Mobley recently blogged about this referendum and posted this quote from the GDOT—
“The largest single project of the 37 announced today is for the reconstruction of the I-75 interchange at Jodeco Road in Henry. It will consist of bridge construction above the Interstate, widening ramps and relocating two surface roads. The work will be done by E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc., of Snellville, for $15.7 million and is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2015.”
To read more from this blog, please visit www.CharlesMobley.wordpress.com.
If you would like to learn more about the Transportation Vote before the big day at the polls, visit www.atlantaga.gov.
Don’t forget to cast your ballot on July 31, 2012. Your vote does count!