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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 ...

New Segment of SR 400 Now Open to Northbound Motorists

New Segment of SR 400 Now Open to Northbound Motorists
On March 1, Forsyth County motorists got their first chance to try out a portion of the new northbound lane on SR 400 when GDOT removed construction barrels from approximately 1,000 feet of roadway. Roadwork continues from just north of the Bald Ridge Marina Road overpass to SR 369. The widening of the northbound segment of SR 400 has an expected completion date of late May or early June, about the same time the southbound widening is set to begin. Click here for more information on this GDOT road project

Update on Transportation Projects

Update on Transportation Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads! Click here to view an update on the status of the many transportation projects underway – funded thanks to both the voter-approved Transportation Bond and SPLOST sales tax program.   Information about transportation improvements can always be found on the county website – look for the Transportation Projects icon on the home page at forsythco.com.

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday
January 6, 2017: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 3 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled.   Additionally, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities, the recycling convenience centers and the Animal Shelter will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled Saturday and Sunday.

Open House Regarding the Widening of McGinnis Ferry Road in South Forsyth County to Be Held January 10

Open House Regarding the Widening of McGinnis Ferry Road in South Forsyth County to Be Held January 10
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 ...

Johnson Road Re-Opened

Johnson Road Re-Opened
Update Wednesday, December 21, 2016: Forsyth County Roads & Bridges has completed the work on Johnson Road today and has re-opened the road to traffic.  Johnson Road – from Kelly Mill Road to Chamblee Gap Road – will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning Monday, December 19. The closure will allow for the replacement of an existing cross drain located at 1760 Johnson Road. The road is expected to re-open to through traffic on or before Thursday, December 22, weather permitting. Motorists’ patience during this temporary closure is appreciated.

Open House Regarding SR 369 Widening Project and SR 369 over SR 400 Interchange Project to Be Held December 13

Open House Regarding SR 369 Widening Project and SR 369 over SR 400 Interchange Project to Be Held December 13
Citizens are invited to attend a public information open house December 13, to learn more about a proposed project to widen SR 369 and upgrade the intersection of SR 369 and SR 400. The open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Coal Mountain Elementary School located at 3455 Coal Mountain Drive in Cumming. The open house will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours.  The Forsyth County Engineering Department along with the design group American Engineers, Inc. will hold the public information open house regarding a proposed project that ...

Open House Regarding SR 369 Widening Project and SR 369 over SR 400 Interchange Project To Be Held December 13

Open House Regarding SR 369 Widening Project and SR 369 over SR 400 Interchange Project To Be Held December 13
Citizens are invited to attend a public information open house on December 13, to learn more about a proposed project to widen SR 369 and upgrade the intersection of SR 369 and SR 400. The open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, at Coal Mountain Elementary School located at 3455 Coal Mountain Drive in Cumming. The open house will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours.  The Forsyth County Engineering Department along with the design group American Engineers, Inc. will hold the public information open house ...

McFarland Parkway Resurfacing Underway

McFarland Parkway Resurfacing Underway
Updated Nov. 17, 2016: The contractor is scheduled to have all paving on McFarland Parkway between McGinnis Ferry Road and Union Hill Road completed by the end of this week. Work will continue on the remaining section of McFarland Parkway - between Union Hill Road and SR 9 - which is scheduled to be completed during the week of November 28. Nov. 15, 2016: Resurfacing is underway on McFarland Parkway from SR 9 to McGinnis Ferry Road, and the work is expected to be completed before Thanksgiving. The work is slated for weekdays only and, to help reduce the impact on ...

Update on Transportation Projects

Update on Transportation Projects
A new 8-mile northbound lane on SR 400 recently opened, just one of many transportation projects underway and planned in Forsyth County. Follow this link to watch a video about the SR 400 widening project and the recent Transportation Summit: https://goo.gl/t6Lry7, and click here for a status update on transportation projects throughout the county.   Information about transportation improvements can always be found on the county website – click here to view.

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