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Candidate Barlow: Answering Fayette Chamber questions

Recently, the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce asked each candidate to provide answers to questions regarding important local issues and Comcast videotaped the comments. The video will be broadcast over Comcast channel 25 and a link to the video will be posted on the Chamber’s website.

I feel the questions are important and will post the one question and my answer to each over the next four weeks.

“What is the highest priority transportation improvement project, either locally or in the region, that you feel is most critical to Fayette County and how should it be funded”?

I’d like to consult with Mr. Phil Mallon, our County Engineer and Sheriff Wayne Hannah for their opinions and traffic counts, but one is certainly the Ga. Highway 74 – I-85 interchange in south Fulton County and the East Fayetteville Bypass within the county.

There are funds allocated to the interchange project now, and TIA funds will be available if the July 31st referendum passes.

I will vote NO for T-SPLOST because I believe the region would be paying far too much money for much too little congestion relief. T-SPLOST is nothing more than a tax trap.

David Barlow
Candidate, Fayette Board of Commissioners
Tyrone, Ga.

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