Widening of Hwy. 67 through City nears completion
City Manager Jeff Brantley said that a Georgia Department of Transportation representative has indicated the project would be completed this week, weather permitting.
“The City will need to go behind them and raise the height on a fire hydrant and few water valves,” Mr. Brantley said.
The project widened the road from two lanes to three lanes, including a center turn lane, from Old Sylvania Road to just east of Magnolia Street at the Industrial Park. The project also included the development of curbs and gutters on both sides of the highway and a sidewalk on the north side.
The project is being funded with Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) revenue. The TSPLOST was approved by voters in the CSRA Region 7 in 2012.
In connection with the T-SPLOST project, the city applied for and received approval of an Operations Quick Response project that picked up where the T-SPLOST project stopped at Magnolia Street. This project, which has been completed, extended the widening of the SR 67 to the Industrial Park Road.
Also, in connection with the T-SPLOST project, the city received approval for a Traffic Operations Quick Response project that widen SR67 to construct a left turn lane and widen both turn radiuses at Industrial Park Road. This project has also been completed.