The Atlanta Regional Commission has allocated funds in the updated Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to Rockdale County for several ARC-programmed and planned projects.
- The Rockdale River Trail Extension to Conyers is receiving $5.5 million
- The Courtesy Parkway project is receiving $13.5 million programmed and a total of $30 million planned,
- Sigman Road Phase 3 is receiving $4.9 million programmed and $28.9 million planned.
The trail extension will fill in the gap between 2 existing trails: the 4.5-mile Olde Town Conyers Trail, which begins at Pine Log Park and winds through the City of Conyers, ending at Johnson Park, and the 9.5-mile Rockdale River Trail, which begins at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit and connects to the Arabia Mountain trail into Lithonia. The extension will run from Johnson Park to the Monastery, creating over 20 miles of continuous trails and impacting the region by giving residents and visitors a bountiful hiking space connecting towns and cultural resources along the way.
Sigman Road widening Phase 3 will widen the road from Irwin Bridge Road to Ga. Highway 138, while Phase 4 will widen it from Highway 138 back around to Salem Road and I-20. Completing this will give Rockdale County a four-lane divided median highway from I-20 and Sigman Road to I-20 and Salem Road.
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Atlanta region that is responsible for developing and updating the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) to meet federal planning requirements and address local needs. The TIP covers the first six years of the MTP and is how federal, state, and local funds are approved for all significant surface transportation projects and programs in the 20-county Atlanta region. The TIP distributes federal funds to construct projects in the MTP: the long-term transportation vision for the 20-county area. Projects included in the TIP are fully funded.