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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.

New 8-Mile Section of SR 400 Now Open for Motorists

New 8-Mile Section of SR 400 Now Open for Motorists
October 5, 2016: Less than one year since the groundbreaking for the project to widen State Route 400 in Forsyth County, the first portion of the project – an 8-mile section northbound from McFarland Parkway to just north of Highway 20 – opened today for motorists.   The project is being made possible through a partnership between Forsyth County and the Georgia Department of Transportation. GDOT contributed $13 million to this work and is managing the project. The remainder of the project funding – approximately $34.5 million – comes from the Forsyth County Transportation Bond. Approved by 63 ...

First Portion of Widened State Route 400 in Forsyth County to Open October 5

First Portion of Widened State Route 400 in Forsyth County to Open October 5
Forsyth County and Georgia Department of Transportation partnering on project   Less than one year since the groundbreaking for the project to widen State Route 400 in Forsyth County, local and state officials will gather Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. to ceremoniously cut the ribbon on the first portion of widened roadway. Later that day, the 8-mile northbound stretch from McFarland Parkway to just north of Highway 20 will open for motorists.   The project is being made possible through a partnership between Forsyth County and the Georgia Department of Transportation. GDOT contributed $13 million to ...

Update on Transportation Projects

Update on Transportation Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads. At their July 12 work session, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners heard a status update on the many transportation projects underway – funded thanks to the voter-approved Transportation Bond and SPLOST sales tax programs. Click here to view the update.   Information about transportation improvements can always be found on the county website – click here to view.

Temporary Closure of Jewell Bennett Road

Temporary Closure of Jewell Bennett Road
Updated June 9, 2016: Jewell Bennett Road is expected to reopen today at 4:30 p.m. Thank you. Jewell Bennett Road will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning Monday, June 6, 2016. The closure will allow for the replacement of an existing cross drain located at 6440 Jewell Bennett Road. Signage will be placed at Highway 9 and A.C. Smith Road during the closure. The road is expected to reopen to through traffic on or before Friday, June 10, 2016, weather permitting. Motorists’ patience during this temporary closure is appreciated.

Recognition of Fallen Forsyth County Firefighters Scheduled for May 19

Recognition of Fallen Forsyth County Firefighters Scheduled for May 19
Presentation to occur during Board of Commissioners meeting   On May 19, Forsyth County will pay tribute to the three line-of-duty deaths the Fire Department has experienced since its inception. Roads renamed for fallen Firefighters Allyn Lane, Dennis C. Martin and Brant Chesney will be the focus of a presentation during the Thursday, May 19 meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.   Firefighters Allyn Lane and Dennis C. Martin The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently approved a resolution renaming two roads for Firefighters Allyn Lane and Dennis C. Martin, who fell in the line of duty, along with renaming two ...

Honorary Names Coming to Two Forsyth County Intersections

Honorary Names Coming to Two Forsyth County Intersections
Dedication ceremonies to be held   Two intersections in Forsyth County are being given honorary names, through the collaborative efforts of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, Georgia General Assembly and Georgia Department of Transportation.   The intersection of Highway 306 and Highway 369 will be named Hammond’s Crossing and the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 369 will be named Coal Mountain Intersection.   Hammond’s Crossing Located at the intersection of Highways 306 and 369, Hammond’s Crossing has long been a hub for the local economy in north Forsyth County. There, the first general store was built around 1897, owned and operated by William ...

Road Renaming Dedication Ceremony

Road Renaming Dedication Ceremony
As a way to honor four Forsyth County public safety personnel who fell in the line of duty, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently approved the renaming of four roads – two memorializing fallen deputies and two memorializing fallen firefighters.   Today, two of those roads were officially dedicated. Sections of North Old Atlanta Road have been renamed for Deputy Bill Cantrell and Reserve Deputy Larry Mulkey, who were shot and killed in 1972 after being abducted during a traffic stop. Today a ceremony was held to dedicate “Deputy Bill Cantrell Memorial Road” and “Larry Mulkey Memorial Road.”   Plans are being made for dedication ceremonies for the two roads ...

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