Walton County and cities to hold transportation summit next week

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Walton County Board of Commission Chairman Kevin Little has invited Walton County and its cities have come together to start addressing immediate as well as future needs of the local road system. Traffic in the cities, as well as the county, always stir up strong emotion in the public as anticipation of growth is usually tempered with frustration at the potential further traffic problems any growth will bring. The chairman has called for a transportation summit to begin addressing this issue.

“This includes needed projects on the state system as well as secondary roads that are off system,” Little said. “We realize the needs for Walton County as a whole will cost millions of dollars. We have a (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) SPLOST referendum coming up in November 2018 in which we will include a large amount of money to initiate and complete some of our immediate problem projects.  We would also like to leverage some of this money with (Georgia Department of Transportation) GADOT funds to help relieve some of the congested areas on and off system.”

To this end, there will be a Transportation Summit at the Walton County Historic Courthouse at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24.

“We have invited GDOT representatives and members of our Legislative Delegation,” Little said.

The public is invited to attend and listen in on discussions.

 

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