Commission to consider widenings

By Justin Boron

The Clayton County commission will consider two projects Tuesday at its work session, which could significantly improve east-west traffic in the county, a transportation official said.

A widening on Valley Hill Road and Godby Road are part of the county's plan to increase fluidity on its east-west corridors, said Wayne Patterson, the director of transportation and development.

The Valley Hill Road project, which will draw on Special Local Option Sales Tax funds, has been recommended to Parson Brinckerhoff of Atlanta for about $1.4 million.

Godby Road was recommended to B&E Jackson of Atlanta for $483,873 and also will be drawn from SPLOST funds.

The widenings, along with work on Flint River Road, Battle Creek, Mt. Zion Road, and Conley Road, are part of the county's efforts to create stronger, more discernible transportation grid.

The overall vision plays into more alternative transportation like C-TRAN bus service, Patterson said.

Improvements on Godby Road and Valley Hill Road will feature additional lanes in each direction and a grass median.