Northeast Georgia DOT virtual public meeting on Walton County SR 83 bridge replacement and detours

GAINESVILLE, Ga.,-Since March 2020 when Governor Brian P. Kemp declared the executive order for Georgians to remain socially distant, Georgia DOT went virtual with public meetings. 

Now, citizens can visit the proposed project websites housed on the public outreach page of the Georgia DOT’s website. The websites will have links to maps and information about the proposed projects. Citizens can review project plans and also leave comments and feedback for response from the Georgia DOT. Citizens that live in the proximity of these proposed projects were mailed postcards with the website address and information about the comment period. The comment period allows locals to give the department input and receive feedback from the agency. 

Currently there are three public information open house meetings in the Northeast Region online with comment periods ending in November 2020. One is for Walton County and two others are in Clarke and Hall Counties respectively. The $3,357,614.38 project in Walton County is for bridge replacement and detours on S.R. 83 at Polecat Creek. Construction is not expected to take place until 2023.

You can visit the following links and leave comment and ask questions to make sure your voice is heard. 

Walton County- State Route 83 at Polecat Creek; Bridge Replacement and Detours

Clarke County- State Route 15/State Route 10 loop at State Route 8/US 29 Bridge Replacement and Detours

Hall County- State Route (SR) 53 from City Street (CS) 921/Ahaluna Drive to CS 966/Shallowford Road: Operational Improvements

Citizens can review each upcoming project by visiting the specific project website which will have links to project layouts, funding information, and other specific project details on the public outreach meeting page of the Georgia DOT’s website.

These project websites can be found at the following link: http://www.dot.ga.gov/AboutGDOT/PublicOutreach

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