Fulton OKs $100M TSPLOST project list

The Fulton County Board has approved a preliminary roads project list worth more than $100 million for the unincorporated county, to be funded by a proposed transportation sales tax.

But one project is still up in the air: A diverging-diamond interchange at Cascade Road and Interstate 285, a spot that Atlanta may soon annex.

With the annexation pending, the county is unsure if it can designate $10 million for the interchange in its Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax project list, according to Todd Long, chief operating officer for Fulton. The Fulton TSPLOST is supposed to be only for projects outside the city of Atlanta. The County Board will discuss the issue at its June 15 meeting.

Residents of unincorporated Fulton and 13 municipalities other than Atlanta are to vote on the five-year, 0.75-percent Fulton TSPLOST on Nov. 8.

Fulton’s list for the unincorporated county, approved Wednesday, includes more than $36 million for maintenance and safety work including topping and resurfacing local streets; $17 million-plus for pedestrian/bike projects, and $3.7 million for bridges.

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