Atlanta voters vote Tuesday on infrastructure bond package

ATLANTA — Atlanta city residents will head to the polls Tuesday to vote on a $250 million bond package aimed at fixing the city’s infrastructure.

Among the more than 225 projects included in package is a $35 million initiative to synchronize traffic lights throughout the city, according to Creative Loafing. The package also includes money for road repairs, bridge upgrades and bike lane additions.

If approved, the city would also raze the infamous Bridge to Nowhere. The former road bridge is today best known as serving as a location for a homeless camp.

“I think the mayor and city council is very tuned in, they’ve done a phenomenal job managing the budget over the last six years under Mayor Reed’s leadership. I’m sure they know the hot spots,” WXIA-TV quoted builder John Portman as saying.

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