Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Progresses
Work is nearing completion on the Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Grant (formerly GATEway Grant Program) at the intersection of Bankhead Highway (SR 78) and Industrial Boulevard (SR 61 / CR 101) in Villa Rica. The City Council in February 2016 awarded the contract to McLeod Landscape, Inc. of Villa Rica. The project calls for 3,000-plus daylilies but because of bib schedules, the contractor will return in the summer to address some invasive grass and again in the fall to plant the daylilies.
The Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Council provides funding for roadside enhancement and beautification projects along Georgia’s roadsides. The funding for grants comes from contributory value fees paid by outdoor advertising companies to the state Department of Transportation for vegetation removal at outdoor advertising signs. The funds may be used only for landscape plant material and its installation for the furtherance of roadside enhancement and beautification projects along state routes in Georgia.
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