Canton awarded $260K grant from GDOT
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January 22, 2014 11:21 PM | 1540 views | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The city of Canton has been awarded a $260,000 grant for road improvements from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The grant will help the city resurface and stripe two streets and make improvements at several intersections on four other roads, GDOT said in a news release Tuesday.

The grant covers a mile of road resurfacing and striping on East Main Street from Brown Street to Hasty Elementary School and on North Street, beginning at the courthouse and extending to Brown Street. Repairs of signals will also be covered at the intersection of Ball Ground Highway and Keith Drive, Prominence Point Parkway and Marietta Highway, Bells Ferry Road and Marietta Highway and Brown Industrial Parkway and East Main Street, GDOT said.

“I am proud that, through our working relationship with local officials, that we can support Canton’s efforts to preserve the integrity of its streets and help it to meet its transportation needs,” GDOT Commissioner Keith Golden said in the release.

State Transportation Board Member Jeff Lewis, who represents Georgia’s 11th Congressional District, was a driving force behind getting the grant approved, GDOT said.

“Transportation projects like this one continue to positively influence the lives of Canton’s residents,” Lewis said in the release.

The funding comes from the GDOT’s Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program, which gives local governments a say in the types of project that are most beneficial to their area.

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January 29, 2014
OK, what is wrong with the traffic signal at Prominence Point Parkway and Marietta Highway that requires the State of Georgia to pay to fix? Or, for that matter, the other signals?

I think it is another case of Canton spending money so they can get more later.
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