Athens-Clarke County Manager Alan Reddish said, "This would provide the types of jobs and infrastructure we need in this community and this country."
Reddish gave the mayors' group a list of 14 projects that are already on the county's books but, in many cases, lack funding. They would cost a total of $23.5 million and create 307 jobs, mostly in construction, he said. The projects include:I'm definitely happy to hear that Athens Transit will benefit from these funds if the bailout bill passes, but how long will the funds carry "more frequent" service? Will Athens enjoy a spike in bus availability, only to revert to the current level of service when the bailout funds run dry?
"Those are projects we think are ready to go within 90 days," Reddish said.
- Adding a turn lane to Mitchell Bridge Road and reconfiguring its intersection with Athens West Parkway
- Fixing the Barnett Shoals Road-Old Lexington Road intersection
- More frequent Athens Transit bus service