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VIDEO: Ronald Reagan Boulevard Extension Now Open

The Ronald Reagan Boulevard Extension is now open, providing motorists an alternate route parallel to SR 400 from the south end of Forsyth County to the middle of the county at Bald Ridge Marina Road. Fully funded by Forsyth County’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) program, the project added approximately 3.6 miles on the south end of Ronald Reagan Boulevard between Majors Road and McFarland Parkway.

In the latest On the Move episode, Capital Projects Director John Jefferson discusses the features of the new extension. Watch the full episode:


The extension includes a four-lane road with a grass median, shoulders, curb, gutter, a five-foot sidewalk on one side and a 10-foot multi-use path on the other. The 10-foot multi-use path will eventually connect to the Big Creek Greenway south of Shiloh Road, providing greater access to the Parks & Recreation amenity. With the extension opening, the road formerly named Bluegrass Valley Parkway (located on the south end of the extension) will be renamed Ronald Reagan Boulevard.

“The Ronald Reagan Boulevard extension is a great example of SPLOST pennies hard at work providing another important investment in our County’s infrastructure that enhances the quality of life for Forsyth County citizens now and for years to come,” said District 5 Commissioner Laura Semanson. “Thanks to our voters continuing the penny sales tax, we can enhance our transportation infrastructure with projects such as this one.”

Motorists are advised to slow down and travel with care on the new roadway as the final elements of the project are completed in the coming weeks. All four lanes of the roadway are open between McFarland Parkway and Wildbrooke Parkway. Temporarily, two of the four lanes are open between Wildbrooke Parkway and Majors Road as work is underway to upgrade the current four-way stop at the intersection of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Ivy Summit Court/Summit Overlook into a signalized intersection.

Signal detection loops will soon be added at three other intersections where signals are currently operating on timers: Ronald Reagan Boulevard and McFarland Parkway, Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Technology Drive, and Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Majors Road.

To learn more about other projects funded by SPLOST and the upcoming SPLOST IX referendum, visit

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