New park and ride lot under construction on Jonesboro Road

Concept site plan for Jonesboro Road at Mt Carmel Road park and ride lot (real estate photo)

A new park and ride lot is under construction off Jonesboro Road for use by Xpress commuter coaches. Its expected to be complete in spring 2020. The lot is located at the intersection of Jonesboro Road and Mt Carmel Road in McDonough.

Xpress offers commuter coach services to downtown and midtown Atlanta, with additional service to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport said to be in the works. Xpress has existing park and ride lots at Avalon Park, in Stockbridge and Hampton.

The lot is being constructed through the state GO! Transit Capital Program. Henry County received the grant in 2016. The program awarded $3.5 million to assist in the construction of a new park and ride lot. The new lot can take advantage of the dedicated express lane entrance / exit off Jonesboro Road. The property is located a short distance away from the exit.

The twenty four acre property was rezoned to C-3 (highway commercial) in 2017. There are nine commercial out parcels available for tenants to purchase and develop.

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