ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta voters have approved a $250 million bond package aimed at fixing aging infrastructure such as roads, bridges, sidewalks and buildings.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/1F2zpbR) that the measures were approved Tuesday by a margin of about nine to one.
Nearly 21,000 voters -- fewer than 10 percent of eligible voters -- went to the polls.
The first bond, worth $188 million, will fund transportation projects such as bike lanes and streets.
The second bond, about $64 million, will fund municipal buildings and recreation centers.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said construction work could get underway by late June on the most urgent and widely supported projects: traffic light synchronization and bridge repair.