A $6.1 billion list of transportation projects was adopted by the Atlanta Regional Roundtable today, including several in the North Fulton area. The final approval, completes the Roundtable’s work - and also determines what will be on the July 2012 ballot for a 10-year, one-penny sales tax.
The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) final project report was posted on the Roundtable's website Thursday.
In total it appears that, if passed by voters next July, the Transportation Investment Act SPLOST funding will cover $127 million in Roswell area transportation improvements, before local or federal money is contributed.
The Roundtable, has deliberated, drafted and re-drafted, trying to settle on a group of projects that will entice the whole region. "This final list of investments will move us forward and make sure the Atlanta region remains competitive well," said Roundtable Chair Bucky Johnson in a release.
The Regional Roundtable met on Tuesday to consider amendments to the list. Amendments to projects in Fulton, Clayton, Cobb and Fayette were passed by the group, while others were withdrawn or failed.
-Rucker Road from Hardscrabble Road to Willis Road ‐ Operational Improvements
-State Route 140 (Arnold Mill Road) from Cherokee County Line to Rucker Road ‐ Widening
-State Route 400 at SR 140 (Holcomb Bridge Road) ‐ Interchange Improvements
-State Route 9 (Atlanta Street) from Chattahoochee River to SR 120 (Marietta Highway) ‐ Widening and Corridor Improvements
-State Route 140 (Houze Road) from Rucker Road to Mansell Road ‐ Operational Improvements
Of all the funds raised, 15 percent will go directly to local governments to use on any transportation project they choose, as well.
The Transportation Investment Act is scheduled to be on the ballot in the July 31, 2012, primary.