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ACC Commissioners to tweak TSPLOST list

ACC Commissioners are set to vote tonight on a tweak to the list of proposed TSPLOST 2023 projects

Athens-Clarke County Commissioners are set to meet today to make what should be a final adjustment to a list of proposed projects in TSPLOST 2023.

Commissioners gave the go-ahead to a package of approximately $150 million dollars in transportation projects at their meeting last week, but they want to make at least one final change to the list. That change is the addition of $991,000 dollars for pedestrian improvements in East Athens, which could include not only sidewalks but also accessibility ramps, crosswalks, and stormwater improvements. That project was originally intended to be on the list commissioners saw last week, but was accidentally omitted.

To pay for the project, commissioners will take some funding away from other proposed TSPLOST projects, like corridor improvements on Lexington Road and Atlanta Highway, and assorted bike and pedestrian improvements in other parts of the community. Once the list of projects is finalized, ACC voters will have the final say when the TSPLOST project appears on the ballot in May.

Tonight’s special called meeting starts at 5:30, and will be streamed live on the county’s YouTube page.

Martin Matheny was promoted to Program Director and Content Strategist on July 1, 2022. He has served as the Executive Producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters', and he covers local government for WUGA News. He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on WUGA at 10pm. 'Night Music' can also be heard statewide on the GPB Classical stream Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm. As part of 'Athens News Matters' Martin works with student interns to help cultivate the next generation of Public Media rock stars! In his spare time Martin is an amateur book binder and freelance musician who frequently performs with Big Band Athens playing bass trombone. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
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