TIFTON, GA (WALB) - City leaders in Tifton are working to finalize plans for the recently approved Transportation SPLOST funding.
It was approved by the 18 counties needed during last week's election and will go into effect October 1.
The city of Tifton plans to use the funds to continue its paving and road construction.
Tifton Public Works and the Department of Transportation will collaborate on the projects to be completed in the city.
Tifton Mayor Julie Smith said the city is excited about the funding and its endless possibilities.
"Because we have so many people traveling on our roadways, both on I-75 and Highway 82, the major roadways that you think of, but also our surface streets. This will give us the opportunity to fund some new paving and really get our roads in good shape, " explained Smith.
Money for the projects will be collected starting in October.