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Middle Georgians decide against new T-SPLOST

Collins Ave. in Centerville can get sidewalks through the new Transportation Special Location Option Sales Tax, which will cover projects across 11 midstate counties/Matt Mackie (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- Middle Georgians voted against a proposed Transportation Special Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) on Tuesday.

Residents of 11 midstate counties voted against the new penny sales tax. Funds would have gone to projects such as widening roads, bridge replacements, resurfacing roads and more.

Collins Ave. runs through part of Centerville and could have gotten funding through T-SPLOST for sidewalks.

Tina Piecuch, who lives on Collins Ave. said the lack of sidewalks is unsafe and doesn't like her 15-year-old son going out to check the mailbox with no places to walk.

"I've seen people get run down, cars going off the road, getting too close to the road. Multiple times we've had people hit the curb," said Piecuch.

The T-SPLOST would have been collected from the following counties:

  • Baldwin
  • Crawford
  • Houston
  • Jones
  • Macon-Bibb
  • Monroe
  • Peach
  • Pulaski
  • Putnam
  • Twiggs
  • Wilkinson

Find a map of proposed T-SPLOST projects here and find a list of projects by county here.

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