Henry County is hosting a series of transportation town halls this month to answer your transportation-related questions. Residents have three more chances to attend!
The first town hall was held on Tuesday, June 6, at the county office. About 15–20 residents attended. Additional meetings are happening throughout the county.
County Transportation Town Halls
Residents can attend any of the three upcoming transportation town halls. Each event is happening from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
- Tuesday, June 13, at Locust Grove Event Center
280 Mose Brown Dr, Locust Grove
- Tuesday, June 27, at Nash Farm Park
100 Babbs Mill Road, Hampton
- Thursday, June 29, at Merle Manders Conference Center
111 Davis Road, Stockbridge
The meeting begins with an open house where residents can view the posters on display then a brief presentation and overview about county transportation projects. Finally, there is a question and answer session with county staff. Come prepared with your questions!
Not able to make it by exactly 6 pm? Still plan to attend! The format has open time at the beginning so more attendees can arrive. The Q&A session is last to answer questions directly from those in attendance.
MHF News hopes to see you there!
County Transportation Projects
A majority of county transportation projects fall under either SPLOST V or T-SPLOST. Each represents a one percent local sales tax used for road improvements and other capital projects in Henry County. Voters last approved the SPLOST program in 2019, and T-SPLOST in 2021. The town hall meetings provide an overview of the current projects underway in both programs.
In addition, Georgia DOT has a number of projects in the county. For example, the Georgia 20 widening began construction this spring. Other projects, like widening Rock Quarry Road and a portion of Georgia 42 in Stockbridge, are on the horizon. Altogether, the state has over $700 million dollars budgeted this decade for Henry County road projects.
Featured image shows the transportation Q&A panel in June 2023. Clayton Carte photo.