Georgia DOT seeks public review and comment on its friendly-funded projects
August 15, 2014 -- 3:42 p.m.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is making available the Draft FY 2015 - 2018 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, 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 Six Office in Cartersville will sponsor two Open House meetings where the public can view the Draft FY 15-18 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 26, 2014 5-7 PM
@Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane
Jasper, GA 30143
August 28, 2014 5-7PM
@Georgia DOT District 6 Office
500 Joe Frank Harris Parkway SE
Cartersville, GA 30120
The general public is invited to view projects planned for Bartow, Carroll, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Pickens, Polk, and Walker counties. Counties that are designated “metropolitan areas” review all of their projects through their Metropolitan Planning Organization and will have their public review done independently. Planning Organization (areas with more than 50,000 in population) will be available for public comment in a separate meeting, at a later date. Northwest Georgia counties included in Metropolitan Planning Organizations and not a part of the STIP are Catoosa, Cherokee, Floyd, Paulding and Whitfield.
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.
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. Georgia is among the fastest growing states in the nation yet lags near the bottom in per capita spending on transportation. Additional transportation revenues are imperative to grow and sustain Georgia's economic vitality and quality of life through the 21st Century. For more information on Georgia DOT, please visit www.dot.ga.gov or subscribe to our Press Release RSS feed. You also may follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GeorgiaDOT-Northwest) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/GDOTNW).