The Covington News recently ran a feature article on issues surrounding Highway 278, including the Highway 278 LCI Corridor Study. Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Associates (TSW) is the planning consultant for the project.
An extensive examination of the U.S. 278 corridor currently is under way. The final result will be a comprehensive plan for implementation and funding that links transportation issues with land use.
The city of Covington and the Newton County Board of Commissioners are working with the Atlanta Regional Commission and the consulting firms of Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh, Marketek, and URS to produce the Livable Cities Initiative Study. The Center for Community Preservation and Planning also is heavily involved with the study.
“The LCI study is a big step toward alleviating some of the traffic issues,” Varner said. “With better planned routes we can get some of those cars onto alternative roads. Planning is going to be key.”
– “Toiling on 278,”
Covington News, 6/26/05