Basic Facilities / Infrastructure: Transportation

Project 16: Bus Stop Improvementsproject_16_bus 

The project upgraded and improved major transit stops along the Athens Transit Bus System routes. The improvements for these transit stops were evaluated for their specific needs. Improvements include:

  • Bicycle racks
  • Bus pull-off to allow traffic to have a clear lane while the bus is loading and unloading
  • Installation of proper signage, a paved pad, benches, and a covered shelter
  • Landscaping
  • Route information

Budget

  • Original SPLOST Budget: $1,167,792
  • Budget Amendments: -$167,721
  • Adjusted SPLOST Budget: $1,000,071
  • Amount Expended: $999,738

Project 17: Athens Multimodal Transportation Centerproject_17_mmtc 

This project consisted of constructing a new Transit Bus Transfer Center for ACC buses, UGA buses, and intercity buses. It included the addition of shared parking with the Classic Center, a commuter rail platform, a kiss and ride drop-off area, a pedestrian bridge connector, and on-site infrastructure such as access roads and utility upgrades. It also included necessary off-site improvements to East Broad Street and Foundry Street. This project was a continuation of the SPLOST IV Program.

Budget

  • Original SPLOST Budget: $7,000,000
  • Budget Amendments: $957,043
  • Adjusted SPLOST Budget: $7,957,043
  • Amount Expended: $7,866,477

Project 18: Bridge & Guardrail Improvementsproject_18_bridge

This project rehabilitated, repaired, and performed maintenance of bridges and guardrails throughout Athens-Clarke County. It included; cleaning, painting, pile repairs/replacement, pavement removal/replacement, water proofing, guardrail upgrade/repair. These deficiencies are identified by the Georgia Department of Transportation in their Bi-Annual Bridge Report. This project was the next installment of the SPLOST IV Program.

Budget

  • Original SPLOST Budget: $566,669
  • Budget Amendments: -$106,374
  • Adjusted SPLOST Budget: $460,295
  • Amount Expended: $460,295

Project 19: Bicycle Transportationproject_19_bike 

This project planned, designed, and constructed a comprehensive bicycle route system by utilizing existing roadways and constructing new bicycle-friendly bridges in Athens-Clarke County. It has connected principal attractions with residential areas through a series of on-street, interconnected routes that allow for safe and efficient travel of bicycles with particular focus on the area within a two mile radius surrounding the University of Georgia and the downtown area. The project included installing necessary bicycle route signage and the analysis, design, and construction of the river crossings at the Atlanta Highway and College Station Road bridges.

Budget

  • Original SPLOST Budget: $1,065,338
  • Budget Amendments: -$120,376
  • Adjusted SPLOST Budget: $944,962
  • Amount Expended: $944,962

Project 20: Storm Drainage Improvement Programproject_20_stormwater 

The project made improvements to existing publicly owned storm drainage systems throughout Athens-Clarke County, including the Brooklyn Creek and Lumpkin Street drainage systems.

Budget

  • Original SPLOST Budget: $6,800,029
  • Budget Amendments: -$2,473,984
  • Adjusted SPLOST Budget: $4,326,045
  • Amount Expended: $4,326,045

Project 21: Local Road Resurfacingproject_21_paving 

This project resurfaced and repaired existing public roads throughout Athens-Clarke County based on pavement condition ratings resulting from regular field inspections.

Budget

  • Original Project Budget: $4,533,353
  • Budget Amendments: -$562,799
  • Adjusted SPLOST Budget: $3,970,554
  • Amount Expended: $3,970,554

Project 22: Dirt Road Programproject_22_dirt 

The project paved existing public dirt roads throughout Athens-Clarke County.

Budget

  • Original SPLOST Budget: $1,133,338
  • Budget Amendments: $110,391
  • Adjusted SPLOST Budget: $1,243,799
  • Amount Expended: $1,243,541

Project 23: Local Road Improvement Projects

This project advanced the identified road projects in the Athens-Clarke County Commission approved Long-Range Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program through conceptual design, engineering, right of way acquisition, and construction. Funds were used as a local match to leverage state and federal funds, including county contract funding. This project was a continuation of the SPLOST IV program.

Budget

  • Original SPLOST Budget: $4,533,353
  • Budget Amendments: -$1,065,069
  • Adjusted SPLOST Budget: $3,468,284
  • Amount Expended: $3,213,778

Project 24: Sidewalk & Other Improvementsproject_24_sidewalk 

This project designed, constructed, and improved sidewalks, access ramps, pedestrian signals, school zone crossings, and general pedestrian improvements. Specific projects were developed on a yearly basis and prioritized utilizing a ranking system.

Budget

  • Original SPLOST Budget: $906,670
  • Budget Amendments: -$123,945
  • Adjusted SPLOST Budget: $782,725
  • Amount Expended: $782,725

Project 25: Intersection Improvementsproject_25_intersection 

This project improved intersections that were identified in the ACC Commission approved Long-Range Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program. All of the intersections were in areas where there were existing safety, operational, and/or congestion concerns. This project is a continuation of the SPLOST IV program.

Budget

  • Original SPLOST Budget: $2,266,676
  • Budget Amendments: -$15,228
  • Adjusted SPLOST Budget: $2,022,369
  • Amount Expended: $2,022,369

Locations

  • Indian Hills Road left turn lane
  • Atlanta Highway / SR Loop 10 connector turn lane
  • Whit Davis Road / Old Lexington Road
  • Robert Hardman / Morton Road

Project 26: Downtown Infrastructure Improvementsproject_26_downtown 

This project constructed, renovated, and repaired various infrastructure and made improvements on the streetscape within the Central Business District. This included remediation of known and suspected utility deficiencies, milling and resurfacing streets, repair and replacement of curbs and sidewalks, and the replacement and installation of new streetscape fixtures, landscaping, and artwork. This project is a continuation of the SPLOST IV program.

Budget

  • Original SPLOST Budget: $4,533,353
  • Budget Amendments: -$607,087
  • Adjusted SPLOST Budget: $3,926,266
  • Amount Expended: $3,926,266

Project 27: Neighborhood Traffic Managementproject_27_ntmp 

This project installed traffic calming devices on local residential streets in Athens-Clarke County. Specific projects were developed jointly with neighborhoods and the Traffic Engineering Division of the Transportation and Public Works Department and presented to the Mayor and Commission for final approval.

Budget

  • Original SPLOST Budget: $362,668
  • Budget Amendments: -$63,026
  • Adjusted SPLOST Budget: $299,642
  • Amount Expended: $299,398