Forsyth County transportation projects are primarily funded by two sources: the voter-approved $200 million general obligation transportation bond and the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) program.
On November 4, 2014, Forsyth County voters approved an up to $200 million general obligation bond to finance a variety of transportation projects.
Of the up to $200 million, $81 million is proposed for projects in partnership with the Georgia Department of Transportation, leveraging state and federal funding, with the remaining $119 million proposed for county projects.
Click here for a map of Transportation Bond project locations.
Click here for Transportation Bond supporting documents.
Click here for details on the issuance of the first $100 million of the Transportation Bonds.
Voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) programs also provide funding for a variety of transportation projects. For every dollar spent in Forsyth County that is subject to sales tax , one penny goes into a fund devoted to certain, identified capital improvement projects, including transportation projects.
Planning for the Future Forsyth County is continuously evaluating and carefully planning for the county’s future transportation needs. The county’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) is a blueprint designed to guide overall transportation development during a 20-year period. The next update to the CTP is slated to begin in 2016. Click here to learn more about Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan.
Looking for more information?
For questions about transportation projects in Forsyth County, call the Department of Engineering at (770) 781-2165. To view design plans for specific projects, see the pages at left.
View the interactive transportation projects map