TSPLOST Project List

Formal project title: Airport CIP Matching Funds
$1,531,000
$1.5 million will go to the airport, enabling the Airport Authority to attract up to $30 million in state and federal matching funds for maintenance and improvements. While this is true for many of the projects, it is especially true for this one – if we did not fund it we would essentially be saying “no thank you” to a 20% return on investment. TSPLOST Citizens' Advisory Committee
Mode: Air
Formal project title: Transit Vehicle Expansion & Replacement
$4,000,000
SPLOSTs have been used to replace buses before, and with this new TSPLOST it gets even better: Athens Transit is transitioning to Hybrid-Electric buses. This project will make use of grant-matching funds as available to replace existing fuel-only vehicles that are at the end of their useful life with these new alternatively-powered vehicles. TSPLOST Citizens' Advisory Committee
Mode: Bus
Formal project title: Bus Stop & Transfer Facilities
$500,000
This project has the potential to leverage grant-matching funds for more covered bus stop shelters and transfer stations. TSPLOST Citizens' Advisory Committee
Mode: Bus
Formal project title: Transit Service Expansion
$940,000
Just under a million dollars will be used to purchase a fixed route bus along the US 29 corridor. This will compliment a flex route, on-demand bus currently in its pilot program. About $5.5 million total from TSPLOST will go to improving our bus service, both in terms of coverage and frequency, and enhancing the experience of transit users. Even if you do not count yourself among those users, you will benefit from the increased mobility of thousands of Athens-Clarke County residents. TSPLOST Citizens' Advisory Committee
Mode: Bus
Formal project title: Oconee Rivers Greenway
$10,000,000
The Greenway Network, which will receive about $10 million, will expand south and east, connecting more population centers to job centers. Yes, the recreational opportunities are there, but so are the opportunities to connect much of the east side of our community to downtown, UGA, and beyond.TSPLOST Citizens' Advisory Committee
Mode: Bike, Pedestrian
Formal project title: Firefly Trail
$16,752,000
$16 million is slated for the long-planned Firefly Trail, a rails-to-trails project that will connect downtown to the Oglethorpe County line with a mostly level multi-use trail. The economic development potential of trails like this are well documented. But in addition to attracting new businesses, the Firefly Trail will create a brand new transportation corridor between downtown and Winterville and all the neighborhoods in between.  TSPLOST Citizens' Advisory Committee
Mode: Bike, Pedestrian
Formal project title: Pavement Rehabilitation
$25,600,000
The $25 million allocated for this project will bring much needed and overdue repairs and rehabilitation to virtually every roadway in the AC. Potholes will be filled, roads will be repaved, and many will be entirely rebuilt. These projects are all ready to go. Our Transportation and Public Works Department has put a tremendous amount of work into surveying every roadway in the county and developing a plan to fix them. The TSPLOST Citizens' Advisory Committee
Mode: Car
Formal project title: Tallassee Road Bridge Replacement
$6,000,000
The bridge on Tallassee Road over the CSX facility will get rebuilt to the highest standards of safety and functionality.  TSPLOST Citizens' Advisory Committee
Mode: Bike, Car, Pedestrian
Formal project title: Downtown Transportation Improvements
$7,097,000
We talk a lot about economic development in Athens. Economic development follows transportation investments. Downtown, we’ll be able to fully implement long planned improvements to Clayton Street.
Mode: Bike, Car, Pedestrian
Formal project title: Whitehall Road at S. Milledge Ave.
$2,500,000
The Whitehall Road/Milledge Avenue intersection will get a much-needed upgrade in the form of a state-of-the-art roundabout. This is a shovel-ready project. TSPLOST Citizens' Advisory Committee
Mode: Car
Formal project title: Bicycle Improvements Program
$6,000,000
Studies show that bicycle infrastructure is one of most cost-effective ways to increase our transportation network. Safe bicycle networks increase mobility options for everyone, from young to old. The new bike/pedestrian master plan, Athens in Motion, will decide where the $6 million dollars from this project will be used.   TSPLOST Citizens' Advisory Committee
Mode: Bike
Formal project title: Pedestrian Improvements Program
$11,000,000
Sidewalks are a significantly underfunded segment of our transportation network. Like trails, sidewalks create recreational opportunities while also providing safe and attractive transportation options for everyone, from young to old. Perhaps no other segment of our local transportation network is more widely used. The new bike/pedestrian master plan, Athens in Motion, will inform where the funds from this project will be used. TSPLOST Citizens' Advisory Committee
Mode: Pedestrian
Formal project title: West Broad Pedestrian Improvements
$4,000,000
Mode: Pedestrian
Formal project title: Lexington Hwy. Corridor Improvements
$4,000,000
$12 million has been earmarked for improvements of all kinds to three of our major gateway corridors – Atlanta Highway, Lexington Highway, and Prince Avenue. Much work has gone into planning improvements for these gateways to make them more attractive for all users. Funds from TSPLOST will allow many of those plans to be implemented. TSPLOST Citizens' Advisory Committee
Mode: Bike, Car, Pedestrian
Formal project title: Atlanta Hwy. Corridor Improvements
$4,000,000
$12 million has been earmarked for improvements of all kinds to three of our major gateway corridors – Atlanta Highway, Lexington Highway, and Prince Avenue. Much work has gone into planning improvements for these gateways to make them more attractive for all users. Funds from TSPLOST will allow many of those plans to be implemented. TSPLOST Citizens' Advisory Committee
Mode: Bike, Car, Pedestrian
Formal project title: Prince Avenue Corridor Improvements
$4,000,000
$12 million has been earmarked for improvements of all kinds to three of our major gateway corridors – Atlanta Highway, Lexington Highway, and Prince Avenue. Much work has gone into planning improvements for these gateways to make them more attractive for all users. Funds from TSPLOST will allow many of those plans to be implemented. TSPLOST Citizens' Advisory Committee
Mode: Bike, Car, Pedestrian
Formal project title: Acquisition of Private Streets
$340,000
Mode: Car
Formal project title: City of Winterville
$969,000
Mode: Car, Pedestrian
Formal project title: Town of Bogart
$271,000
Mode: Pedestrian