Public Input on Potential Projects for Atlanta Highway & Lexington Highway Corridors through June 28
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The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) invites residents to provide input on potential infrastructure improvement projects to help improve traffic flow, pedestrian access, and bicycle facilities on sections of the Atlanta Highway and Lexington Highway 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. ACCGov will use this first public comment period to help create a list of potential projects for further review.
Online survey forms are available through June 28 for each corridor at www.accgov.com/atlantahighway and www.accgov.com/lexingtonhighway. The websites also contain links to videos of Mayor and Commission meetings with discussions about the corridor projects from 2019 and 2020, Powerpoint presentations for both corridors, and potential project lists. 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.
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 6 miles from the Middle Oconee River to Monroe Highway.
The Mayor and Commission is currently scheduled to approve a potential project list at their July 7, 2020 Regular Session. After the Mayor and Commission approval of the potential project list, an additional round of public input will help develop a prioritized list of potential projects for Mayor & Commission consideration and approval.
Upcoming tentative dates for the fall related to the corridor projects include:
- September 8, 2020 - Mayor and Commission Work Session to discuss proposed a project concept for Lexington Highway with a ranked list of corridor improvement projects.
- September 9 - October 6 - Public input on proposed project concept for Lexington Highway.
- October 6, 2020 - Mayor and Commission Regular Session to approve proposed project concept for Lexington Highway to advance to preliminary plans.
- October 13, 2020 - Mayor and Commission Work Session to discuss proposed project concept for Atlanta Highway with a ranked list of corridor improvement projects.
- October 14 - November 3 - Public input on proposed project concept for Atlanta Highway.
- November 3, 2020 - Mayor and Commission Regular Session approves proposed project concept for Atlanta Highway to advance to preliminary plans.
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; new roadway / expansions such as Loop 10 bypass flyovers; and sidewalk gap completions.
For more information, contact the SPLOST / TSPLOST Program Management Office at 706-613-3025 or visit www.accgov.com/tsplost.