State funding for transportation is hard to come by lately as the Department of Transportation prioritizes a backlog of projects it cannot fund with declining fuel taxes. A proposed six-year transportation plan for Clarke, Oconee and Madison counties includes only a fraction of the projects listed in years past.red = not so much
Among the projects that are scheduled to move forward over the next three years:
► Buying land for a new Athens Perimeter-Peter Street-Olympic Drive interchange scheduled for construction in 2014.
► Extending the North Oconee River Greenway from Oconee Street to College Station Road.
► Turning an abandoned East Athens railroad into a walking trail.
► Buying land to eventually widen Mars Hill Road.
► Completing Jennings Mill Parkway, which runs parallel to Atlanta Highway.
► Rebuilding the College Station Road bridge over the North Oconee River.
Those projects mostly are federally funded, but some also include funding from state and local governments.
green = yes, please
BikeAthens will host a TIP review & analysis meeting on Thursday, Oct. 1st, 6 pm at Trappeze.
All are welcome!