GDOT invites northeast GAns to review, comment on planned projects

Via press release from GDOT:

GEORGIA DOT SEEKS PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT ON ITS FEDERALLY-FUNDED PROJECTS

GAINESVILLE, Ga.–The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is making available the Draft FY 2015 - 2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) in Northeast Georgia for public review and comment.

The STIP is a four-year program that is designed to achieve Georgia’s transportation goals as envisioned by the Governor and State Transportation Board for improving the mobility of people and goods across the state, expand Georgia’s role in global commerce, reduce injury and loss of life on Georgia’s roadways, and prioritize investments in Georgia’s transportation infrastructure assets.   The STIP specifies federally funded transportation projects for non-urban communities in rural Georgia for fiscal years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. These projects include, but are not limited to, new construction, improvements, and maintenance for interstates and state routes, and bridges. Additional projects include bicycle and pedestrian projects, transportation enhancement projects and public transit projects.

The Georgia DOT District One Office serving Northeast Georgia will sponsor two Open House meetings where the public can view the Draft FY 15-18 STIP, view maps of projects in the local area, discuss projects with GDOT staff, and formally offer comments. The meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Meetings in Northeast Georgia will be held:

August 26, 2014   5-7 PM                                             September 24, 2014   5-7PM
@ Pickens County Library                                            @ Elbert County Public Library
100 Library Lane                                                          345 Heard Stree  
Jasper, GA 30143                                                        Elberton, GA 30635

The general public is invited to view projects planned for Banks, Dawson, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White. Projects for other counties in this region that are part of a Metropolitan Planning Organization (areas with more than 50,000 in population) will be available for public comment in a separate meeting, at a later date through their Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The Draft FY 15-18 STIP will also be available on the internet at www.dot.ga.gov/stip