This project has been on the city's mind since the mid 1990's. Finally the connection's route will be open from Edgewood Rd to Covington Rd projected in Dec of 2017 and totally completed to HWY 30 late 2018.
There's a reason the shopping development named "The Fountains" has been aggressively expanding just off Edgewood and Blairs Ferry Rd NE. The main vein will supply this shopping center with an opportunity to get in front of new commuters with it being the first thing they'll see upon exiting at Edgewood Rd.
The land purchases have also doubled from sales in March 2015-2016 to March 2016-2017 with one notable purchase off Covington Road with 111 Acres of farmland for $900,000 which could hold to be very valuable for developers, builders, realtors and other professions surrounding real estate.