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SPLOST, or Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, is a voter-approved, five-year, one-percent sales tax that has been in effect in Forsyth County since 1983. For every dollar spent in Forsyth County, one penny goes into a fund devoted to capital improvement projects.
Some of the projects funded through SPLOST programs throughout the years include community buildings at parks, new fire stations and road projects.
Forsyth Countyís current SPLOST program, SPLOST VI, was approved by voters February 5, 2008 and went into effect July 1, 2008. It will expire June 30, 2013. SPLOST VI proposed projects include transportation projects as well as library, recreation, cultural and public safety improvements.
While a number of projects are proposed to utilize SPLOST VI funding, the actual number of projects able to be completed through SPLOST VI will depend upon sales tax collections.
View a map of proposed Priority A projects:
Priority A Map
Information Regarding Transportation Projects:
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Phases of Transportation Projects
Each construction project for new roads and major widening consists of three phases. The projects that are proposed will provide funding for the identified phase(s) of the overall project.
a. The Engineering phase will generally take up to one year and consists of the preliminary work that determines how the road will be constructed and what additional land may be needed to complete the project.
b. The Right of Way Acquisition phase can take between one and two years to complete and consists of negotiating with property owners for the purchase of the necessary additional land needed to complete the project.
c. The Construction phrase usually takes between two and three years and is when residents will see the construction of the project.
As you can see, a major road project can take between four and six years to complete.
Widening/Reclamation ProjectsRelated documents and links:
These projects are concentrated on existing roadways with narrow lanes and shoulders. While the widening would not add additional lanes, it would consist of adding width to the existing travel lanes and shoulders. It can also include improving horizontal curves along some roads. These projects are primarily focused on providing a safer roadway but upon completion also provide a consistent structure that will provide a much longer life.