GDOT seeks public comment on state transportation plan in open house
by Staff Report
Aug 16, 2011 | 1460 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Georgia Department of Transportation is inviting the public to open house meetings to discuss the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP is a four-year program that specifies federally funded transportation projects for non-urban communities in rural Georgia for fiscal years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. 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 project, transportation enhancement projects and public transit projects.

The department will hold two Northwest Georgia open house meetings:

* Tuesday, Aug. 23, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Georgia DOT District 6 Office, 500 Joe Frank Harris Parkway S.E., Cartersville, and

* Wednesday, Aug. 24, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, 200 Northside Drive, Carrollton.

Attendees will be able to view the Draft FY12-15 STIP, maps of projects in the local area, discuss projects with Georgia DOT staff, and submit comments on individual projects. All interested parties are encouraged to participate.

The general public is invited to view projects planned for Bartow, Carroll, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Pickens and Polk counties. 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.

The Draft FY12-15 STIP will also be available online at www.georgiastip.com.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia's economy and is sensitive to both its citizens and its environment. Additional transportation revenues are imperative to grow and sustain Georgia's economic vitality and quality of life through the 21st Century. Georgia is the sixth fastest-growing state in the nation, yet 49th in per capita spending on transportation. For general information on the Georgia DOT, visit www.dot.ga.gov.