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New Section of SR 400 Northbound Open

New Section of SR 400 Northbound Open
Progress on the widening of SR 400 in Forsyth County continues! A new, nearly 1-mile section of SR 400 northbound between SR 306 and SR 369 is now open to traffic. Because work on the bridge over Lake Lanier is still underway, motorists should consider the new left lane as a long turn lane for those accessing SR 369. Drivers continuing north on SR 400 should remain in one of the two right lanes to continue past SR 369.    The SR 400 widening project – adding a lane in each direction of SR 400 from McFarland Parkway to SR 369 – ...

Temporary Closure of Holbrook Road

Temporary Closure of Holbrook Road
Update: This closure is now slated to begin Friday, June 16. Holbrook Road at the intersection of Holbrook Road and Burnt Bridge Road, located in northeast Forsyth County, will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning Monday, June 12. The closure will allow for the construction of a roundabout. The road will be closed for approximately 45 days. Motorists’ patience during this temporary closure is appreciated.

Temporary Closure of Martin Road

Temporary Closure of Martin Road
A portion of Martin Road, located in northern Forsyth County, will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning Monday, June 12. The closure will allow for reconstruction of the intersection at Martin Road and State Route 9. The road is expected to re-open to through traffic on or before Friday, August 18, weather permitting. Motorists’ patience during this temporary closure is appreciated.

Open House to Review Updated Flood Hazard Maps to Be Held June 22

Open House to Review Updated Flood Hazard Maps to Be Held June 22
Maps available for viewing now at the Forsyth County Department of Engineering Forsyth County’s flood risk information and flood hazard maps were recently revised. The public is invited to view the updated preliminary maps at an open house on Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, located at the County Administration Building, 110 E. Main Street, Suite 220, in Cumming. The public will be able to view the preliminary maps to see how their flood risk may have changed, learn how that may affect building and flood insurance requirements and find out what ...

State Route 20 Improvements Public Information Open Houses

State Route 20 Improvements Public Information Open Houses
Georgia Department of Transportation will hold two public information open houses regarding the SR 20 improvements planned from Canton to Cumming (I-575 to North Corners Parkway). Monday, May 8, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. Otwell Middle School 605 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church 137 Hightower Road/SR 369, Ball Ground There will be no formal presentation, and the displays at both locations will be identical. For more information on this project, visit www.dot.ga.gov/BS/Projects/SpecialProjects/SR20Improvements. 

Forsyth County Launches Online Transportation Survey

Forsyth County Launches Online Transportation Survey
Survey available at forsythtransportationplan.com Forsyth County is embarking upon the important process of updating its comprehensive transportation plan, a guiding document that outlines the long-range vision for transportation in the county. The Forsyth Transportation Plan update will examine the many changes that have occurred in the county’s population, employment, land use and development since the 2011 plan. Updated every five years, the plan will take a close look at the transportation needs of people who live, work and play throughout the county and will result in projects to address vehicular, freight, bicycle and pedestrian needs. In an effort to reach a ...

Forsyth County Transportation Project Information Is Just a Click Away

Forsyth County Transportation Project Information Is Just a Click Away
County launches new website feature Forsyth County government is making it easier than ever for citizens to find the information they are seeking about county transportation projects. A new web page – forsythco.com/transportation – on the county website enables citizens to quickly and easily locate details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements, paving and more. The new web feature is map-based, allowing users to quickly find information on projects that may impact their daily commute. “Thanks to voter support of both the Forsyth County Transportation Bond and the SPLOST penny sales tax program, there are a large number ...

McGinnis Ferry Road Interchange Project Public Hearing Open House to Be Held April 11

McGinnis Ferry Road Interchange Project Public Hearing Open House to Be Held April 11
The open house will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. On Tuesday, April 11, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the Forsyth County Engineering Department will hold a public hearing open house concerning the McGinnis Ferry Road interchange project. The open house will be held at the Fowler Park Recreation Center, located at 4110 Carolene Way in Cumming, from 5 to 8 p.m. The proposed project would consist of constructing a full-diamond interchange on State Route (SR) 400 at McGinnis Ferry Road. The project would add a northbound and southbound ...

Forsyth County Turns to Community for Transportation Solutions

Forsyth County Turns to Community for Transportation Solutions
Open house sessions held throughout April Forsyth County is embarking upon the important process of updating its comprehensive transportation plan, a guiding document that outlines the long-range vision for transportation in the county. The updated plan will take a close look at the transportation needs of people who live, work and play throughout the county, and it will result in projects to address vehicular, freight, bicycle and pedestrian needs. Community involvement is key to ensuring the plan update truly captures the spirit and desire of the various voices that represent Forsyth County. Residents, business owners, service organizations and other stakeholders ...

Forsyth County Kicks Off Transportation Plan Update

Forsyth County Kicks Off Transportation Plan Update
Plan was last updated in 2011 Forsyth County is embarking upon the important process of updating its comprehensive transportation plan, a guiding document that outlines the long-range vision for transportation in the county. The updated plan will take a close look at the transportation needs of people who live, work and play throughout the county and will result in projects to address vehicular, freight, bicycle and pedestrian needs. Community involvement is key in ensuring the plan update truly captures the spirit and desire of the various voices that represent Forsyth County. Residents, business owners, service organizations and other stakeholders will ...

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