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Forsyth County trucks on with road construction

Union Hill Road, Bethelview Road, Ga. 400 all getting renovated

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — With all the growth Forsyth County has been experiencing lately, it’s no wonder some of its roads have been under construction for what seems like an eternity.

With schools, shopping centers and neighborhoods being added yearly, the county is trying to cruise through road construction to keep up with the demand. Take a road trip with us as we update the status of a few of the major county roads under renovation.

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

Ga. 400

Completion: September 2018.
Cost: $56 million funded through a transportation bond and state dollars

The widening of Ga. 400 has been a longstanding project that affects many drivers who live in and around Forsyth County.

The project aims to construct an additional 11- foot travel lane, 10-foot inside shoulder, with 8 feet paved, and a 10-foot paved outside shoulder in each direction on Ga. 400.

The project runs roughly nine miles from McFarland Parkway to Ga. 369.

Bethelview Road, Phase II

Completion: June 2019.
Cost: $36 million in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, along with state and federal dollars

Construction of the widening project of Bethelview Road is underway and runs about five miles from Castleberry Road to Ga. 20. According to the county, the goal of the project is to improve safety and capacity on Bethelview Road through widening, alignment modifications, addition of a raised median and the reconfiguration and/or reconstruction of a number of existing intersections to provide adequate turn lanes and storage capacity.

Union Hill Road

Completion: December 2017
Cost: $19 million from Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, along with state dollars and a transportation bond

Widening Union Hill Road for less than a mile is expected to cost more than $19 million.

The project will include two lanes in each direction with a 20-foot raised median, shoulders, curb and gutter with a five-foot sidewalk on one side and a 10-foot multi-use trail on the other. It runs from Ga. 400 to McFarland Parkway.

DESIGN UNDERWAY

McGinnis Ferry Road

Start date: 2019
Cost: $27 million from a mix of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, transportation bond, and state and federal funding

The proposed design includes two lanes in each direction with a 20-foot wide raised median, a 16-foot wide urban shoulder along the north with a 10-foot wide multi-use path and a 12-foot wide urban shoulder along the south with a six-foot wide sidewalk.

It runs from Sargent Road to Union Hill Road, is about 4.6 miles. Design is currently underway.

Ronald Reagan Boulevard

Start date: n/a
Cost: $27 million from transportation bond

Design is currently underway for the extension of Ronald Reagan Boulevard from Majors Road to McFarland Parkway.

The project will include two lanes in each direction with a 20-foot raised median, shoulders, curb and gutter and five-foot sidewalks. The new road project totals 3.3 miles.

Ga. 371

Start date: n/a
Cost: $61 million from transportation bond and state funding

The design for the widening of Ga. 371 is currently underway. It will include two lanes in each direction with a 20-foot raised median, shoulders, curb and gutter and five-foot sidewalks.

It runs from Ga. 9 to Ga. 20, or roughly 3.8 miles.


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