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Forsyth County Renames Roads to Honor Fallen Public Safety Personnel

Forsyth County Renames Roads to Honor Fallen Public Safety Personnel
Dedication ceremony to be held April 14   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.   At their February 23, 2016 work session, the board unanimously approved a Resolution designating honorary names for four county roads or road segments – two memorializing fallen firefighters and two memorializing fallen deputies.   The Resolution states that “every citizen of Forsyth County owes a debt of gratitude to the courageous men and women who fell while in service to this county and the ...

Forsyth County Government Offices to Close Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m.

Forsyth County Government Offices to Close Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m.
Friday, January 22, 2016: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 1 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks and Recreation programs and activities are cancelled today.

Temporary Closure of Chamblee Gap Road

Temporary Closure of Chamblee Gap Road
Chamblee Gap Road will be temporarily closed to through traffic from Bethelview Road to Johnson Road beginning January 4, 2016. The temporary closure is to allow for improvements to be made, including realigning and upgrading Chamblee Gap Road to an urban curb and gutter paved roadway with sidewalks and multi-use paths adjacent to the roadway.   The road improvements are being completed by Lennar, homebuilder for a residential development being constructed off of Chamblee Gap Road, northwest of the city of Cumming. The development is slated to include 572 single-family detached homes and 124 attached units. No county funds are involved ...

Update to Bicycle Transportation and Pedestrian Walkways Plan Approved

Update to Bicycle Transportation and Pedestrian Walkways Plan Approved
An update to the Forsyth County Bicycle Transportation and Pedestrian Walkways 2025 Plan was approved by the Board of Commissioners December 3, 2015. The county’s Bicycle Transportation and Pedestrian Walkways 2025 Plan was adopted in 2002 to foster the development of an interconnected network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities that meets Forsyth County’s future transportation mobility, serves recreation needs, promotes alternative means of transportation, and enhances the county’s overall quality of life. The plan was last updated in 2008. The purpose of the 2015 update was to track projects completed and planned for the county, determine the effectiveness in implementation ...

Project to Widen SR 400 in Forsyth County to Kick Off November 4 with Ceremonial Groundbreaking

Local and state officials will gather Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 10 a.m. to ceremoniously break ground for a project that will widen State Route 400 in Forsyth County from McFarland Parkway to State Route 369. The work will add one lane in each direction.   The project is being made possible through a partnership between Forsyth County and the Georgia Department of Transportation. GDOT has 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 percent ...

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