GDOT Releases Funds Ahead of Schedule for Post Road Widening Project
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is making funds available sooner than originally anticipated for a project to add lanes on Post Road from S.R. 9 to Kelly Mill Road.
“Forsyth County is one of Georgia’s fastest growing communities and appropriately managing congestion is a top priority for state and local transportation officials in order to best serve residents,” said Gov. Brian Kemp. “I am proud of the partnership we have with Forsyth County leadership and our ability to work together to provide infrastructure improvements needed for the future.”
GDOT has committed to a total of $62,142,600. A breakdown is listed below:
- $21,193,600 for right of way (beginning as early as July 2022)
- $36,544,200 for construction (beginning as early as July 2025)
- $4,404,800 for utilities (beginning as early as July 2025)
“The widening of Post Road is a project that we have been working closely with the state to bring to fruition for residents that use that busy thoroughfare,” said Forsyth County Chairman Alfred John. “To see how much our partners at GDOT and the governor’s office value this project is great to see, and we thank them for their diligence to move the project timeline up.”
Once complete, the 3.64-mile portion of Post Road between S.R 9 and Kelly Mill Road will increase capacity and improve safety by adding two lanes in each direction with a raised median, shoulders, curb and gutter as well as five-foot sidewalks. The project is currently in the design phase.
“We greatly appreciate the governor’s support for this project and appreciate the state moving the project’s timeline up,” said District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent. “This project is an example of just how important the relationship we have with the state truly is. This particular portion of Post Road has needed widening for some time now and I am pleased that it will get the update it needs to relieve some of the congestion in the area.”
Today’s announcement follows last week’s Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank award of $750,000 from the State for the Coal Mountain Connector project, another partnership between Forsyth County and the State.