Phase three of the Main Street Streetscape project will continue the work on the overall project south from Stubbs Street to the Cedartown Depot/Welcome Center and includes the reconstruction of sidewalks, granite curb, curb ramps, landscaping, and other enhancements within the existing right-of-way of Main Street in Cedartown’s Historic Downtown Commercial District. The project also focuses on ways that the City’s many historical aspects can be incorporated and preserved.
“I am very pleased that we were able to attain these funds for the City of Cedartown,” Rep. Crawford said. “This project is an essential element of our city’s redevelopment plan to bring a better future to our community, and we appreciate Georgia DOT’s commitment of funding to finish this final phase.”
The TE program is federally funded and was originally established in 1991 by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA). The program was continued by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) in 2005. The Georgia DOT’s Office of Program Delivery manages the TE program in Georgia.
“This project is a great example of how the TE program works to enrich the lives of Georgians,” Doss said. “Cedartown residents will enjoy a more vibrant community where it is pleasant to live and work. Rep. Crawford was a key advocate in securing TE funds for this project and I am proud that Georgia DOT could make it a reality.”
Projects funded by the TE program include multi-use facilities such as walking and biking trails and paths; streetscaping and landscaping projects in cities and towns; historic preservation of transportation-related facilities like railroad depots; and scenic preservation of views and scenic byways. Up to 80 percent of the funds being used for these projects have been provided by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), with the local government funding the remainder of the total project cost.
The local government project sponsor is responsible for implementing the TE project and obtaining federal reimbursement from Georgia DOT.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is governed by the State Transportation Board.
Its 13 members, representing each of the state’s congressional districts, exercise general control and supervision of the Department. Each member serves a five-year term and the terms are staggered. Board members are elected by the state representatives and senators whose legislative districts fall within all or part of the congressional district. Doss' term expires Friday, April 15.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia’s economy and is sensitive to both its citizens and its environment.
For general information on the Georgia DOT, please visit our Web site (www.dot.ga.gov).