The extension of Ronald Reagan Boulevard from McGinnis Ferry Road/Union Hill Road to McFarland Parkway is now complete and open to motorists. The project extended the existing length of Ronald Reagan Boulevard by 1.1 miles. The four-lane, median-divided roadway includes a five-foot wide sidewalk. The new roadway also features a ten-foot wide multi-use trail running the entire 1.1 miles from McGinnis Ferry Road to McFarland Parkway.
“The opening of Ronald Reagan Boulevard between McGinnis Ferry Road/Union Hill Road and McFarland Parkway completes yet another leg of the county’s collector road system paralleling GA 400 and providing a north/south alternate to GA 400 on the east side,” Director of Engineering John Cunard said. “This segment will not only help to reduce congestion, but also provides for much-needed infrastructure in the area for economic development.”
This road project, which was constructed by C.W. Matthews Contracting, was funded by SPLOST VI. Construction began in October 2008 and some tie-in work on Union Hill Road and Bluegrass Lakes Parkway will continue into early 2010.