HENRY COUNTY, GA. – October 15, 2020 – Motorists will now have an easier time driving on Jonesboro Rd. with the installation of streetlights making navigating the winding road much safer.

Georgia Power is currently in the process of installing 140 streetlights along the western portion of Jonesboro Rd. from Interstate 75 to the Clayton County line. Work began on October 5 and is expected to be completed by next week. 

It was on August 4 that the Henry County Board of Commissioners, in a 3-2 vote, approved the addition of non-revenue producing streetlights after Vice Chair and District II Commissioner Dee Clemmons brought the resolution forward. 

Clemmons requested the lights from Georgia Power through Henry County’s Department of Transportation, citing safety concerns along the dark thoroughfare.

“This is the first time in the history of Jonesboro Rd. that we have had streetlights on this busy roadway,” said District II Commissioner Dee Clemmons. “The safety of our citizens has always been of the upmost importance to me and these new streetlights are paramount to drivers’ safety.”