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County pushes Parkway forward

POSTED: March 17, 2011 6:49 p.m.

The regional transportation roundtable will determine how much of the Effingham Parkway will be included in a 10-county one-cent sales tax, after Effingham County commissioners approved four projects to be sent to the state Department of Transportation.

The projects, the four phases of the Effingham Parkway, will be part of the unconstrained list sent to the state DOT and planning director Todd Long. Effingham County officials hope to get some of the Parkway work funded by the regional sales tax, though they do not hold out hope that all of it will be backed by the penny tax.

“We’re hoping to be fortunate enough to get phases 1 and 2,” said County Administrator David Crawley.
Phase 1 runs from Highway 30 to Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and phase 2 runs from Highway 30 to Blue Jay Road. Phase 3 would go from Blue Jay Road to Highway 119, and the fourth phase is the anticipated work for the intersection of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and Interstate 95.

For the complete story, see Friday's edition of the Effingham Herald.

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