The Georgia Department of Transportation is hosting a Public Information Open House on the proposed construction of the State Route 83 Connector, aka the Monroe Bypass today, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. It will take place from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room of the Walton County Government Building at 303 South Hammond Drive in Monroe. Attendees will be able to view displays of the proposed bypass, ask questions and add their own comment on the project. The proposed bypass would create a truck route around Monroe, connecting SR 11 south of town to SR 83 east of town.
According to notes on the Georgia DOT website detailing the project, “the connector would tie into the existing intersection of James Huff Road and SR 10/US 78. The proposed typical section along the SR 83 Connector would consist of two 12-foot lanes (one travel lane in each direction) with 10-foot outside shoulders (6.5 feet paved). At intersection locations, single 12-foot right and left-turn lanes would be provided. The existing segment of James Huff Road/SR 83 would remain as a two-lane roadway for approximately 0.73 miles from SR 83 at SR 83 Connector and would remain as a four-lane roadway with 12-foot travel lanes with a combination of a raised and depressed median for approximately 0.48 miles leading to SR 83 at SR 10/US 78.”