Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue recently certified $1,048,000 to fund the city of Marietta’s streetscape improvements on Roswell Street from Lakewood Drive to Park Street as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
When complete, the project will include brick sidewalks, streetscape enhancements and pedestrian lights, city engineer Jim Wilgus said. “The project is already underway, and was originally funded by the Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) and special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) funds,” he said. “When it was selected as an ARRA project, the funding changed.” Wilgus expects construction to be completed by summer 2010.
“These projects will bring much needed repair and maintenance to roads, intersections and bridges,” Governor Perdue said. “The federal funds will strengthen our transportation network and help us to better serve Georgians.”
An efficient transportation system, which places a high premium on the quality of life of Marietta’s citizens, is a goal City Council established as part of its vision statement.
For more information, call Marietta’s Public Works Department at 770-794-5650 or visit dot.state.ga.us/gastimulus.