Heron Bay Traffic Signal Receives Henry County Approval

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Signal at Highway 155 and Heron Bay Boulevard to be installed by July.

Minerva Properties is pleased to announce the final approval of the traffic signal at the entrance of the Heron Bay Golf and Country Club community in Henry County. Construction of the traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 155 and Heron Bay Boulevard began in March and is expected to be completed by July 2009. Heron Bay is a 2,100 home master-planned community developed by Minerva Properties that opened in 2003. As the community has matured, Minerva has been instrumental in seeking approval, permitting and funding for the traffic signal.

At the original zoning of Heron Bay, Henry County Commissioner Warren Holder anticipated that a traffic signal would be beneficial for the county and future residents at Heron Bay and obtained Minerva's agreement to contribute toward the cost of the traffic signal.

In 2005, Minerva's engineers conducted a traffic warrant study which determined the traffic level met the Georgia Department of Transportation (GA DOT) requirements for the signal to be installed. The GA DOT approved the warrant study and Minerva arranged meetings with the Henry County Public Works Department and the GA DOT to initiate the signal design and obtain a GA DOT permit for the construction of the signal.

In the summer of 2008, Minerva coordinated a private-public funding agreement between an adjacent property owner and the Henry County Board of Commissoners. Final approval from the Board of Commissioners was received in March 2009. Minerva paid over $35,000 of the cost of the signal, an adjacent property owner contributed $20,000 and Henry County will fund the remaining $45,000.

About Heron Bay Golf and Country Club
Named the "Community of the Year" in 2005 by the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association, and awarded the 2006 Grand Award for Outstanding Development by the Georgia Urban Forest Council, Heron Bay Golf and Country Club, developed by Minerva Properties, is a master-planned community that is setting new standards for development in the Atlanta marketplace. Heron Bay includes a variety of neighborhoods designed for every life stage and features a full complement of unparalleled amenities in a resort-like setting in Locust Grove, Ga., just south of Atlanta. For more information, visit http://www.heronbayinfo.com or call 770-957-5633.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Flammer Relations, Inc.
Amanda Winters: 770-383-3360x27

Heron Bay Golf & Country Club
Stacy Johnson: 770-957-5633

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