County Celebrates Completion of
First Phase of Fairview Road Widening
|Participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of Phase I of the Fairview Road project are (l. to r.) Roque Romero, SPLOST Transportation Director, David Lynch, SPLOST Inspector and Assistant Coordinator, District V Commissioner Bruce Holmes and Chae Ye, SPLOST Civil Engineer. |
Henry County District V Commissioner Bruce Holmes, along with the SPLOST Department, celebrated the completion of Phase I of the Fairview Road widening project on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Fairview Road Project is one of the biggest transportation projects remaining on the SPLOST III project list and Phase I included realigning 0.426 miles of West Panola Rd. to intersect with Fairview Road just west of Danner Road, as well as intersection improvements and new signalization.
The entire Fairview Road Project, including the second phase, consists of improvements to 1.85 miles of roadway from Anvil Block Road to just beyond what is now the newly realigned Panola Fairview intersection, and is expected to stimulate economic growth, making the location more attractive to businesses and increasing employment opportunities in the area. Plans for the Fairview Road project include widening the road to four lanes and several other improvements, including eight foot wide, multi-use paths, decorative stamped concrete crosswalks, mast arm signal poles, decorative lighting and landscaping.
District V Commissioner Bruce Holmes has worked diligently to see this project to fruition and is encouraged by what the Fairview Rd. widening project will mean for the community.
“The county has done a great job in getting this completed and it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s the first phase of the Fairview Road project and the first phase of bringing beautification to the community,” said Holmes. “Also, what this project is going to do is reduce the traffic that is currently at the East Atlanta Road-Fairview intersection and alleviate that congestion. And this project is going to help in terms of economic development. We have a project that’s coming here that we’ve been discussing for a couple of years. A developer called Exigence is building a medical, retail and restaurant campus on both sides of this road and I look forward to getting that accomplished and seeing the completion.”
The Fairview Road Project is a designated SPLOST III project and part of Phase I was funded through SPLOST, with the remainder funded through monies transferred from the Department of Transportation. The total budget for Phase I was $920,780.43. Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. designed the project and construction was done by McCoy Grading.
Phase II is expected to begin this summer and the entire Fairview Rd. project is expected to take approximately two and half years to complete.
For more information about this or any other SPLOST project, please visit www.henrycounty-ga.org/splost.