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Citizens are invited to attend a public information open house on January 10, 2017, to learn more about a proposed project to widen McGinnis Ferry Road. The open house will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Cumming. The open house will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours. The proposed design plans will be on display for citizens to view.

“An informal open house of this nature is meant to inform residents and allow for more opportunities to answer individual questions. We look forward to speaking with county residents and sharing the proposed plans,” Forsyth County Director of Engineering John Cunard said.

The proposed project would widen McGinnis Ferry Road from Sargent Road to Union Hill Road/Ronald Reagan Boulevard – a distance of approximately 4.58 miles. The proposed design includes two lanes in each direction with a 20-foot wide raised median, a 16-foot wide urban shoulder along the north with a 10-foot wide multi-use path and a 12-foot wide urban shoulder along the south with a 5-foot wide sidewalk. Stage construction and traffic control devices will be utilized to maintain traffic during construction and may require temporary lane closures. Forsyth County is overseeing the design of the widening project with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the city of John’s Creek and the city of Alpharetta providing review and comments on the design.

The Forsyth County Transportation Bond approved by voters in 2014 is providing $18.1 million for this project; GDOT has committed $10 million to the project.

Written statements regarding the project will be accepted until January 20, 2017. Written statements may be submitted to:    
Mr. Tim Allen
Assistant Director, Forsyth County Engineering Department
110 E. Main Street, Suite 120
Cumming, Georgia 30040

The displays used at the public information open house and the meeting transcript will be available for review until January 20, 2017 at the Forsyth County Engineering Department located in the County Administration Building at 110 E. Main Street, Suite 120, in Cumming.

For more information on this proposed project and other county transportation projects, visit forsythco.com and click on ‘Transportation Projects’ near the bottom of the home page.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) information: The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice by calling the Forsyth County Engineering Department at (770) 781-2165.

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