PTC wants to add $500K corridor study, upgrades to SPLOST list
If the “core infrastructure” sales tax is approved by voters countywide in November, Peachtree City may dedicate some of its proceeds to corridor studies in the hopes of addressing congestion issues, particularly on Ga. Highway 54 West. The City Council is holding a special meeting Friday morning at 9:30 to vote on a measure that would set aside up to $500,000 of the city’s SPLOST take for such studies and upgrades.
Councilman Eric Imker brought up the matter at the Sept. 5 council meeting, suggesting that the city might perhaps look at using sales tax money to pave a scaled-back extension of MacDuff Parkway which could be connected to Ga. Highway 74.
While that would provide a path around the clogged intersection of Hwys. 54 and 74, Mayor Don Haddix cautioned that CSX Railroad would not approve such an at-grade crossing.
The agenda item up for consideration Friday morning would not add SPLOST funding specifically for any MacDuff extension, which has not even been vetted by engineers at this point to determine if such is even possible.
If the tax gets voter approval in November, Peachtree City is slated to get $14.5 million for road and cart path resurfacing.