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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 will have several ways to take part in the process in person and online. Face-to-face engagement opportunities will include public meetings and workshops, pop-ups at local events and focus groups. A series of open house sessions will serve as the public’s first opportunity to learn about the transportation plan in person. Sessions will take place on the following dates throughout Forsyth County:

Wednesday, April 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Forsyth Conference Center, Lanier Technical College
3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard

Monday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.
West Forsyth High School, Cafeteria
4155 Drew Road

Wednesday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Central Park Recreation Center, Banquet Room
2300 Keith Bridge Road

Monday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Lambert High School, Cafeteria
805 Nichols Road

Thursday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Hampton Park Library, Meeting Room
5345 Settingdown Road

During the open house session, there will be no formal presentation, and the same information will be displayed at each session. The public is invited to drop in at any time during the listed hours. Those who cannot attend an open house are encouraged to visit the project website – forsythtransportationplan.com – to view the display materials and participate in an online survey.

Public input, combined with the technical expertise of Forsyth County staff and the consultant team, will result in a list of transportation projects as well as policy recommendations for consideration and adoption by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in December of 2017. For more information on the Forsyth Transportation Plan, contact Michael Kray at (404) 978-7620 or by email at michael.kray@jacobs.com.

This effort is funded in part by the Atlanta Regional Commission, the agency tasked with planning for the future of transportation for the entire metro Atlanta region. Counties are required to update transportation plans every five years. 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. 

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