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9-9-03 Perdue Announces More Transportation Projects- None in Metro-Athens

GA 316, U S 441 and Athens Area Counties Not Included- Franklin County Is for SR 17



September 9. 2003


Perdue Announces More Transportation Projects- None in Metro-Athens


Wendell Dawson, Editor, AVOC, Inc.


This list includes State Route 17 in Franklin County.  This is an important north-south corridor for east-northern GA.   The list still leaves out Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Jackson, Oconee, Walton and other area counties: including U S 441 through Oconee, Morgan and Putnam Counties.  GA SR 15 in Oconee and Greene is not included.


Again, the political strength of Metro-Atlanta and Rural South Georgia is very obvious.  The counties near the S C line are ably represented by Representatives Tom McCall of Elberton and Jeannette Jamieson of Toccoa who represents Franklin County.  Senator Ralph Hudgens of Madison County represents Franklin also.


We are glad for SR 17 but hope we can eventually get some funding from Perdue for GA 316 and U S 441.  These are important corridors too.


The Georgia Report


September 8, 2003

Perdue lists more transportation projects

By Tom Crawford 

Gov. Sonny Perdue released another list of transportation projects Monday that are part of his "Georgia Gets Going" program and will be funded through a $00 million bond package.


 While a portion of the bond money will be spent on bus and rail transit projects, the bulk of the funding will pay for highway construction in rural Georgia. Perdue announced last week $24 million in transportation bond funding that was also weighted more towards highways in rural areas.


 "This is a very diverse group of projects that includes bus, rail, and road improvement solutions to a traffic problem that has become a quality of life issue for millions of Georgians," Perdue said in a prepared statement.


The bond package "is providing a quick infusion of funds to some truly innovative projects that will significantly increase mobility in the metro area," Perdue added.


 The projects announced Monday include:

Fulton County: GRTA facilities to support express bus service - $.7 million; Jones Ave. - Simpson St. - Alexander St. corridor improvements - $.15 million; Downtown and Midtown Atlanta wayfinding signage system - $24,000; downtown Atlanta pedestrian/transit stop corridor improvements - $50,000; Peachtree corridor traffic improvements - Maple Dr. to Ga. 400 -- $.27 million; Peachtree Street corridor improvements from 10th Street to I-85 -- $.17 million.

Clayton County: Commuter rail Atlanta To Griffin (Macon), phase 2 -- $ million.

Cobb County: GRTA northwest corridor financing and process analysis -- $ million.

DeKalb County: Ashford Dunwoody Road at Perimeter Center North -- $0,000; Ashford Dunwoody Road at Perimeter Center North -- $60,000; Ashford Dunwoody Road at Ravinia Drive -- $0,000; Ashford Dunwoody Road at Ravinia Drive -- $60,000; Hammond Drive at Perimeter Mall Entrance -- $0,000; Hammond Drive at Perimeter Mall Entrance –- $60,000; Perimeter Center Area Sidewalks east of Ashford Dunwoody Road -- $12,000; Perimeter Center Area Sidewalks west of Ashford Dunwoody Road -- $04,000.

Franklin County: SR 17 from Ross Pl. north to Lavonia to Stephens county line -- $1.45 million.

Bleckley County: SR 87 from north of SR 257 northwest to the Cochran bypass -- $.9 million.

Jenkins County: SR 67/Savannah River Parkway from CR 190 to SR 121 -- $3.9 million.

Schley County: SR 3/US 19 from Angelica Ck./Sumter to SR 271/Schley -- $4.7 million; SR 3/US 19 from SR 240/Schley to CR 201/Cooper Rd./Taylor -- $5.1 million.

Miller County: SR 1/Us 27 from west county line at Colquitt to CR 279 Damascus Hilton Rd -- $.1 million.

Ware County: US82/84 Connector from Corridor Z To US 84/Francis St. -- $67,000.

South Georgia: Short line railroad, major rehabilitation -- $.2 million.

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