The Latest Updates on Henry County Road Projects May 2024

Photo of road work ahead sign in a work zone (Georgia DOT photo)

Henry County has various road projects in progress, paid for by SPLOST collections. Here are the latest updates on Henry County road projects as of May 2024.

The county’s transportation advisory group meets quarterly. Henry County staff shared these updates with the committee on Monday, April 29.

Henry County Road Projects May 2024

Major Road Projects & Road Widening Projects

SPLOST V Projects

  • McDonough Parkway at State Route 20 – Staff held the pre-construction meeting on January 29, 2024. Notice to Proceed issued for May 1, 2024.
    Editor’s note: this project will improve McDonough Parkway near Patrick Rentals to connect with Georgia 20. The state is presently widening Georgia 20 to four lanes. Their project includes a new roundabout at McDonough Parkway. In addition, the state’s contractor will tie Georgia 20 into Henry Parkway Connector. This will open the new road when complete.
  • Flippen Road extension, between Jonesboro Road at North Mt. Carmel Road, Dutchtown Schools and Stratford Circle – Construction bids received in March 2024. Bid awarded to Southeastern Site Development in April; pre-construction meeting upcoming.
  • Fairview Road widening, between Home Depot and Hearn Road – Final plans in review; coordinating utility relocations.
  • Airline Road extension, between SR 81 at Old Jackson Road and Airline Road at Rodgers Road – Nearing completion of erosion plans. Right of way coordination in progress. Cost estimate submitted on February 12, 2024.

Transportation SPLOST Projects

  1. State Route 81 widening, phase I, between Postmaster Drive and Bethany Road – Right of way acquisition in progress. The tentative construction bid date is in May 2025.
  2. Bill Gardner Parkway widening, between I-75 and state route 155 – Utility relocation coordination in progress; awaiting soil survey report. Revised right of way plans submitted on April 1.
  3. Jonesboro Road widening, between Mill Road and North Mt. Carmel Road – Right of way plan anticipated to receive in June 2024. Utility coordination in progress.
  4. Mill Road widening, between Jonesboro Road and Peachtree Peddler’s Flea Market – Right of way acquisition in progress (one parcel acquired).
  5. McDonough Parkway, north segment, between state route 42 and state route 155 – Construction bid awarded to Southeastern Site Development in April 2024. Pre-construction meeting upcoming.
  6. Rock Quarry Road widening, between SR 138 and Eagles Landing Parkway – Construction bid date moved to September 2024 because of environmental permitting. The BOC approved stream credits for the project in March 2024.
  7. Fairview Road widening, between Hearn Road and SR 155 – project presently in design. Right of way plans anticipated by April 30. 2024.

Georgia DOT Projects

  • State Route 20 / 81 widening, between I-75 and Phillips Drive – Construction began in March 2023; estimated completion date is in May 2025.
  • State Route 42 widening, between I-675 and SR 138 – Construction began in October 2023; estimated completion date is in August 2027.
  • State Route 42 widening, between Bill Gardner Parkway and Peeksville Road – Construction began in November 2022; estimated completion date is in October 2024.
  • Western Parallel Connector, a new four-lane road between Hudson Bridge, Jodeco and Jonesboro Roads – Construction bids in progress. Bids due on May 17, 2024.
  • SR 81 at New Morn Drive – project will build a new roundabout; estimated construction bid date is in August 2024.
  • State Route 20 resurfacing, between I-75 and Lower Woolsey Road – estimated construction bid date is in September 2024.
  • SR 20 at McGarity Road & Lawrenceville Street – project will construct dual roundabouts at the two intersection; estimated construction bid date is in November 2024.

Other Projects

  • State Route 81 widening, phase II, between Bethany Road and Keys Ferry Road – RFP for design firm / engineering work in progress.
  • Mill Road widening, phase II, between Peachtree Peddler’s Flea Market and state route 81 – RFQ for design firm / engineering work in progress.

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Intersection Improvements

  • Bridges Road at Willow Lane – Full-Depth Reclamation complete. Intermediate asphalt course finished. Open to traffic on April 10, 2024. Anticipated completion by June 1.
  • Racetrack Road at Iris Lake Road – Complete.
  • Airline Road at McGarity Road – Right of way acquisition in progress.

Dirt Road Paving Projects

  • Selfridge Road – Complete.
  • Peeksville Road – Substantially complete.
  • Dutchtown Road – Right of way acquisition in progress.
  • Knight Drive – Right of way acquisition in progress.
  • Burg Road – Awaiting final plan revisions. Right of way acquisition in progress.

Other Projects

  • LMIG 2023 & 2024 Road Resurfacing – Construction bid awarded to MHB Paving. Notice to Proceed issued on April 21, 2024.
  • Fairview Road sidewalks, between Anvil Block Road and the DeKalb County line – Right of way acquired; presently working on revision of right of way plats.

Featured image shows Road Work Ahead sign on a divided highway. Georgia DOT photo.

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