User groups for the Atlanta Highway and Lexington Highway corridors are inviting residents to provide input through April 18, 2021 on potential improvement projects to help improve traffic flow, pedestrian access, Transit accessibility, aesthetics, and bicycle facilities on sections of both corridors. Initial funding of $4 million for each corridor will come from the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) 2018 voter-approved program through Project #14 - Lexington Highway Corridor Improvements and Project #15 - Atlanta Highway Corridor Improvements.
The user groups will use the public comment received during this period to help create a list of prioritized projects for the Mayor and Commission to move into design and construction phases. Together, the projects are planned to help make each corridor more vibrant and efficient.
Project webpages for each corridor at www.accgov.com/atlantahighway and www.accgov.com/lexingtonhighway include details on possible projects, past corridor studies, reference material, maps, and public input survey links. Residents can also sign up for email and text notifications for each corridor in order to receive information about key future dates and opportunities for additional input. In addition to online information, a series of in-person drop-in events will take place during March at locations and dates to be announced in each corridor.
The Lexington Highway Corridor segment under consideration for projects runs 3.25 miles between Johnson Road east of Loop 10 and Southeast Clarke Park. The Atlanta Highway Corridor segment under consideration for projects runs six miles from the Middle Oconee River to Monroe Highway.
The Mayor and Commission approved a potential project list at their July 7, 2020 Regular Session after an initial round of public input. The additional round of public input through April 18, 2021 will help develop a prioritized list of potential projects for Mayor and Commission consideration and approval at their July 6, 2021 meeting.
Some of the potential projects under consideration on the Lexington Highway corridor include an airport entrance road from Lexington Highway; bus stop additions / improvements on Transit routes 25 and 26; intersection improvements; multiuse trails from Satterfield Park; airport signage; and sidewalk gap completions.
Some of the potential projects under consideration on the Atlanta Highway corridor include bus stop additions / improvements on Transit routes 6, 20 and 21; intersection improvements; landscaping improvements; land adjustments / restrictions such as medians; multiuse trails; roadway expansions over Loop 10; and sidewalk gap completions.
For more information, contact the SPLOST / TSPLOST Program Management Office at 706-613-3025 or visit www.accgov.com/tsplost.