80: Tallassee Road Connector Shared Use-Path

Project Description from submission form

The Tallassee Road Connector Shared Use Path (SUP) calls for construction of a 10 foot wide shared-use path on the southside of Tallassee Rd, to run from Mitchell Bridge Rd. to Three Oaks Dr.  

The Tallassee Rd Connector continues two T-SPLOST projects and is part of multiple Athens-Clarke County Plans. First, the Tallassee Road Connector is a High Priority Trail as identified in the Greenway Network Plan. Second, the Tallassee Road Connector continues the path built as part of the T-SPLOST funded Tallassee Road Bridge Replacement Plan. As part of the bridge replacement, ACC will build a path on the south-side of Tallassee Rd from Weschester to a driveway across the street from the Pilgrim's Pride facility (see attachment). Athens in Motion identified the Tallassee Road Connector as a high priority transportation segment of the Greenway Network Plan and recommended using the next available SPLOST funds to build it. The path will connect neighborhoods, parks, and people. It will provide better community health, mobility, and safety. Shared-Use Paths and trails also have a positive economic impact on the community.

Estimated Cost:  
SPLOST 2020 Budget
$9,465,000
Estimated Annual Operating Impact
$97,000
Alternate Project Budget
$6,858,000
Alternate Project Estimated Annual Operating Impact
No change

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