Madison County will bring in an estimated $1.56 million a year for local road projects if voters in northeast Georgia approve a one-cent regional transportation sales tax next year.
That’s a bigger annual sales tax haul than business-rich Oconee County will receive for local road projects from the proposed Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST). Oconee County will draw $1.13 million annually from the regional tax for local discretionary spending, according to the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission.
If approved, the T-SPLOST will be divided into two revenue pools. Seventy five percent of the sales tax funding will go toward major projects in the 12-county northeast Georgia region. Another 25 percent of that funding will be split between the 12 counties based on population and road mileage.
Madison County officials are requesting $875,000 in T-SPLOST funds for improvements at the Hwy. 98/Hwy. 29 intersection.
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