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T-SPLOST: Transportation-Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax
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T-SPLOST: An Overview
On November 8, 2016, Fulton County voters approved the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) referendum to fund transportation projects in their cities. In the City of Roswell, the measure passed 53.75% to 46.25%. Countywide the measure passed 52.80% to 47.20%. T-SPLOST will bring in an estimated $93 million to the City of Roswell for transportation improvements. In April 2017, a 0.75% (3/4 of a cent) sales tax went into effect to fund transportation projects specifically recommended by each Fulton County city.

Learn more about the new sales tax in the Georgia Department of Revenue's Policy Bulletin.


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About T-SPLOST
What is T-SPLOST?
T-SPLOST stands for Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

Simply put, it's a sales tax that is paid on taxable goods and services in Fulton County. All funds received would be used specifically for transportation improvements throughout Fulton County.

The sales tax would be in place for 5 years.

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Why do we need it?
Fulton County residents identified transportation and congestion relief as the single most important issue facing Metro Atlanta.

2015 Metro Atlanta Speaks survey by Atlanta Regional Commission

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Who is involved?
Fulton County, including 13 cities (outside of the City of Atlanta) and unincorporated Fulton County.

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How much will it cost?
The Fulton County T-SPLOST proposal is for a 0.75% sales tax, or 3/4 of a penny.

It is estimated that up to $655 million could be raised for the participating cities and unincorporated Fulton County, outside the City of Atlanta.

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Who will pay the sales tax?
The sales tax will be paid by anyone who buys taxable products or services in Fulton County, outside of City of Atlanta limits.

This includes tourists, visitors, businesses and residents.

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How will this benefit Roswell?
The City of Roswell's estimated share is $93 million.

This money would first be used on priority projects like Big Creek Parkway, the Historic Gateway Project, and other transportation projects our residents identified as important.

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T-SPLOST Projects
Click on the project name below to see a project overview for each project.

Project Brief Description Tier
ROS-001: Big Creek Parkway Phase 1 and 2 Construction of a new alignment roadway from Old Alabama Road to Warsaw Road. Includes a bridge over SR400, a bridge over Big Creek, and improvements to Old Holcomb Bridge Road (20% Contingency). I
ROS-014: Holcomb Bridge Interchange Funding for the reconstruction of the Holcomb Bridge Road interchange and bridge(s) over SR 400 that is being done in coordination with GDOT and the SR-400 MMIP Express Lane project. I
ROS-002: Historic Gateway Enhancements Enhancements to reconstruction of SR 9 from the Chattahoochee River north to Historic Roswell, such as improved lighting and connections to the National Park Service, including design costs for the proposed enhancements.
The majority of funding for this project is anticipated to come from State and Federal funds.
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ROS-016: Rucker Road Reconstruction Reconstruction of Rucker Road from Alpharetta City Limits to Arnold Mill Road/Houze Road Intersection.
This is a joint project with Alpharetta. (20% Contingency)
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ROS-010: Oxbo Road/SR9 Intersection Redesign of the intersection of Oxbo Road and SR 9 creating a full intersection and at SR 9 south of the existing intersection. The project also includes linking of Pleasant Hill and Elm Streets. (20% Contingency) I
ROS-009: Old Holcomb Bridge Road Replacement This project is the replacement of weight-restricted bridge on Old Holcomb Bridge Road bridge over Big Creek. It is now part of the Big Creek Parkway project. (20% Contingency) I
ROS-012: Sidewalk Repair and Complete Streets Program General sidewalk repair and gap filling based on the sidewalk prioritization inventory conducted in 2015. Priorities include connecting residential, commercial, and civic uses and completing gaps in heavily traveled areas. Where applicable, also includes construction of complete streets along corridors of the Roswell Loop. II
ROS-015: Safety Improvements and Maintenance General safety and maintenance projects, such as replacement of obsolete guardrails, replacement of weight-restricted bridges (i.e. Willeo Road), minor intersection improvements, and road resurfacing and rehabilitation. II
ROS-013: Intersection and Corridor Improvements General intersection and corridor improvements, including geometric redesign, reconstruction of corridors as complete streets, mini-roundabouts and full roundabouts. Specific corridors under consideration include but are not limited to Nesbit Ferry Road, enhancements to Old Alabama Road (in conjunction with GDOT), and the Myrtle Street extension. III

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Historic Gateway Enhancements Project
The stretch of State Route 9/South Atlanta Street that runs between SR 120 (Marietta Hwy.) and the bridge over the Chattahoochee River has been the City of Roswell’s #1 priority for transportation investment for almost a decade.

Also known as the “reversible lanes” and the “Historic Gateway,” the City of Roswell and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) have been working for several years to fix dangerous conditions on this road, which is among the top five corridors for crashes in the Atlanta region.

The redesign of this road involves removing the reversible lanes and constructing a four-lane street that will accommodate all users. The street will have two permanent lanes in both directions, multi-use trails and sidewalks for pedestrians and bicycles, raised medians, and planting strips for more than 200 trees to help restore and enhance the existing tree canopy.

While state and federal funding will cover the majority of the cost of the redesign project, the City of Roswell will contribute $3 million through T-SPLOST funds for enhancements to the reconstruction, such as improved lighting, enhancements to the National Park Service property, and additional design costs.

For more information about this project and to view renderings, visit www.roswellgov.com/Gateway.
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T-SPLOST Video Series
About the Transportation Update Video Series
Through our Transportation Update video series, we'll let you know where we are in the process of a variety of Transportation Projects, what milestones we're celebrating, and even what challenges we might be facing. So, click play and fasten your seatbelts. Here we go!



Episode I
T-SPLOST: Where Are We Now?
October 13, 2017
In our first episode, former Transportation Director Steve Acenbrak reminds us what T-SPLOST is and explains that the City has started receiving monthly T-SPLOST collections, which are being put into a special account for the approved construction projects. Steve explains that while those funds are building up, there's a lot going on behind the scenes to prepare for upcoming projects. He takes us to a construction site to show us the complex process that goes into all transportation projects and then visits the future site of Big Creek Parkway, our largest upcoming T-SPLOST project.

 

Episode II
Hardscrabble Green Loop
March 27, 2018
The City of Roswell is starting work to transform Hardscrabble Road into a "complete street" that will be as functional and safe for pedestrians and bicyclists as it will be for vehicles.