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Forsyth receives $1.1 million grant to widen Pilgrim Mill Road
Pilgrim Mill Rd

Pilgrim Mill Road running from Aquatic Circle to Holtzclaw Road in north Forsyth will soon be expanded, thanks to a more than $1.1 million grant awarded by the state.

On Wednesday, the State Road and Tollway Authority board, or SRTA, voted to approve $23.6 million in grants and loans for 22 transportation infrastructure projects throughout Georgia, which includes the Pilgrim Mill Road project.

Of that nearly $24 million, Forsyth was awarded $1,125,000 by the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank, or GTIB – a revolving infrastructure investment fund established in 2008 for roadway projects.

The project will widen Pilgrim Mill from two 12-foot lanes to four 12-foot lanes, as well as widen the bridge over Ga. 400 from three lanes to six lanes.

In addition, the project will realign Antioch Road with Pilgrim Mill and relocate Pilgrim Mill Circle, though no date has been announced as to when the project will begin.

“The GTIB program continues to be an important funding resource for local governments and community improvement districts throughout Georgia to jumpstart the completion of critical transportation projects,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “The projects receiving awards [Wednesday] will benefit communities across our state, enhancing mobility in local communities and helping Georgia’s economy continue to thrive.”

This is the fifth round of awards since the program’s inception, totaling more than $105 million in grants.

For a full list of projects, visit