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Press Release: Georgia DOT Seeks Public Review and Comment on its Federally Funded Projects in Northwest Georgia

CARTERSVILLE, Ga.–The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is making available the Draft FY 2018 – 2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) in Northwest 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, expanding Georgia’s role in global commerce, reducing injury and loss of life on Georgia’s roadways, and prioritizing investments in Georgia’s transportation infrastructure assets. The STIP specifies federally funded transportation projects for non-urban communities in rural Georgia for fiscal years 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. These projects include, but are not limited to, new construction, improvements, 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 Six Office in Cartersville will sponsor two Open House meetings where the public can view the Draft FY 2018-21 STIP in Northwest Georgia, 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 Northwest Georgia will be held:

August 31, 2017 5-7PM
@Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
200 Northside Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117

September 13, 2017 5-7 PM
@Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane
Jasper, GA 30143

The general public is invited to view projects planned for Carroll, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Pickens, Polk, and Walker counties. Counties that are designated as part of “metropolitan areas” review all of their projects through their Metropolitan Planning Organization and will have their public review done independently. The counties in Northwest Georgia included in Metropolitan Planning Organizations (areas with more than 50,000 in population) and not a part of the STIP are Bartow, Catoosa, Cherokee, Floyd, Paulding and Whitfield.

The Draft FY 2018-21 STIP will also be available online at http://www.dot.ga.gov/IS/STIP. The Department looks forward to working with the public during the development of the Draft FY 2018-21 STIP.

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Kevin Hemphill
Kevin is a reporter for The City Menus. A 2007 graduate of the University of West Georgia, he moved out of state briefly before returning to the Carroll County community in 2013. He enjoys seeing and writing about the growth in Carrollton and surrounding communities.