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Posted: Tuesday, August 19th 2014 at 10:04am

GDOT seeks public review, comment on federally-funded projects in NE Ga.

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

The STIP is a four-year program 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 in Gainesville, which serves Northeast Georgia, will sponsor two in the coming weeks at which 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 will be held Aug. 26, 5:00-7:00, Pickens County Library, Jasper, and Sept. 4, 5:00-7:00, Elbert County Public Library, Elberton.

The meetings will focus on projects planned for Banks, Dawson, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties. Projects for other counties in the region (such as Hall) 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 . The Department looks forward to working with the public during the development of the Draft FY 15-18 STIP.

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