| Traffic improvements could be left up to voters

Aug | Traffic improvements could be left up to voters

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Traffic is not getting any better. But will relief arrive anytime soon?

That’s what Forsyth County Commissioners are going to ask voters to decide.

The board is considering a $190 million bond referendum to be on the Nov. 4 ballot. The bond would include a number of county roads and state roads within the county.

At a special meeting called July 31, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to send a formal letter to Georgia Department of Transportation officials to request a commitment to improve six state road projects.

On July 23, Forsyth County leaders met with GDOT officials, State Planning Director Toby Carr and GDOT Commissioner Keith Golden to discuss partnering to improve state routes within the county.

GDOT is likely to pledge getting additional federal funds through the Atlanta Regional Commission, said Buddy Gratton, a transportation consultant hired by the county.

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