After waiting more than 25 years for this very necessary project, my own opinion — and I’m sure that of many others — is no more SPLOSTs or T-SPLOSTs or any other self-imposed taxes should be approved until we have an iron-clad promise to extend U.S. 411 to I-75 — soon — no matter who endorses it.
This connector must be as direct to I-75 as possible. No meandering around for miles and several traffic lights with a difficult and expensive connection.
Now I know in the weeks ahead, we will see nothing but positive propaganda in the Rome News-Tribune, except for the letters to the editor.
I wish the paper would print a few of the “cons” to balance this out, but that’s not likely to happen.
Just remember: It’s your money and it will be coming out of your pockets for 10 years. Do the math — it amounts to a lot of money.