The Atlanta Regional Roundtable on Oct. 13 approved a list of $6.14 billion in transportation projects that could shape the future of transportation in a 10 county region if voters approve a penny sales tax to fund it.
The roundtable released its final report with a full list of projects, which can be found here.
Notable projects on the list include $450 million for Ga. 400/I-285 interchange improvements, of which $112.5 million will come from the sales tax; a $37 million MARTA heavy rail extension to State Route 140 that will extend the line from Sandy Springs to Roswell; $5 million for Ashford Dunwoody Road improvements in DeKalb County; $50 million to improve transit service along Piedmont and Roswell Road corridor between the Lindbergh Center MARTA Station and the Atlanta city limits; $12 million for corridor improvements to Mt. Vernon Road from the Fulton County line to Dunwoody Club Drive; and $10 million for widening Hammond Drive from Roswell Road to Ga. 400.
State Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven, who served on the roundtable’s executive committee, said he was pleased to see that the funding was not reduced for I-285 at Ga. 400 and that the $5 million for Ashford Dunwoody Road was included.
“Like any list of transportation projects, people will look at it and see things they like and things they don’t like,” Jacobs said. “It is impressive that a group of 21 elected officials, two from each county in a 10-county region, could agree on anything unanimously.”
The sales tax is scheduled to be on the ballot in the July 31, 2012 primary