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GDOT: Resurfacing of State Route 369 at State Route 400 to Close Intersection on July 23

GDOT: Resurfacing of State Route 369 at State Route 400 to Close Intersection on July 23
Georgia Department of Transportation - On Monday, July 23, the intersection of State Route 369 (SR 369) and State Route 400 (SR 400) will be closed to traffic. This will allow a three-day resurfacing project to be completed before the school year begins. This work will require traffic to be detoured on Monday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Georgia DOT will set up the detour preceding the intersection of SR 369 and SR 400 at SR 306 (Keiths Bridge Road) and SR 9 to direct drivers around the work zone. This detour pertains to SR 369 only. One lane of ...

All Southbound Lanes of State Route 400 Open to Traffic Wednesday

All Southbound Lanes of State Route 400 Open to Traffic Wednesday
The final section on State Route 400 southbound between State Route 369 (Browns Bridge Road) and State Route 141 (Peachtree Parkway) will open to traffic Wednesday, July 11 at 5 a.m. The widening of State Route 400 has added an additional lane in each direction on State Route 400 between McFarland Parkway and State Route 369, along with widening the bridges over Big Creek and Lake Lanier. C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. began work in April 2015. In December, southbound lanes between State Route 141 and McFarland Parkway opened to motorists. Starting Wednesday, the entire widened corridor will be open for drivers to use. The project was made ...

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads – click here to view a status update on the many transportation projects underway! Thanks to the citizens of Forsyth County for approving both the Transportation Bond and SPLOST sales tax program funding these projects.   Be sure to check out the interactive transportation projects map at www.forsythco.com/transportation where you can always find updated details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements and more.

Coleman to Join Forsyth County Government as New Assistant County Manager

Coleman to Join Forsyth County Government as New Assistant County Manager
Mr. Garrin Coleman has been hired by Forsyth County government to fill the newly created position of assistant county manager. In this role, Coleman will oversee operations of the county’s Engineering, Recycling & Solid Waste, Fleet Services and Public Facilities departments. He will also serve as the executive manager for all transportation related activities and responsibilities, and will be the county’s key contact with the Georgia Department of Transportation.   Coleman brings to the county nearly 20 years of experience in engineering and transportation related roles. He served most recently as director of Public Works for Sandy Springs, through a contract ...

Officials Discuss Transportation Projects at the 2018 Forsyth County Transportation Summit

Officials Discuss Transportation Projects at the 2018 Forsyth County Transportation Summit
County, state and federal officials presented updates on transportation projects at the 2018 Forsyth County Transportation Summit held on Wednesday, February 21. The event – hosted by the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce – was held at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College. District Four Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills, chair of Forsyth County’s Transportation Committee, discussed the county’s focus on transportation. Download the presentation accompanying Mill's remarks.  (Please note: Those using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge will need to 'Save' the file) Watch a video presentation shown at the event in which county commissioners highlighted projects currently ...

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads – click here to view a status update on the many transportation projects underway! Thanks to the citizens of Forsyth County for approving both the Transportation Bond and SPLOST sales tax program funding these projects.   Be sure to check out the interactive transportation projects map at www.forsythco.com/transportation where you can always find updated details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements and more.

First Section of New Lane on SR 400 Southbound Open

First Section of New Lane on SR 400 Southbound Open
Progress on the widening of State Route 400 in Forsyth County continues! The first section of the new SR 400 southbound lane – between SR 141 and McFarland Parkway – is now open to traffic.    Construction will continue widening SR 400 from SR 369/Browns Bridge Road to SR 141/Peachtree Parkway. Weather permitting, that section is expected to open to traffic in late spring 2018. The new northbound lane was completed in September.   The SR 400 widening project – adding a lane in each direction of SR 400 from McFarland Parkway to SR 369 – is being made possible through a partnership ...

Survey Seeking Input on Potential Transportation Solutions in Forsyth County Extended

Survey Seeking Input on Potential Transportation Solutions in Forsyth County Extended
Survey available at forsythtransportationplan.com To allow more time for more public feedback, an online survey regarding potential transportation solutions and draft projects in Forsyth County has been extended through Sunday, December 31. The survey is a part of the county’s comprehensive transportation plan, a guiding document updated every five years that outlines the long-range vision for transportation in the county. “Community involvement is key in ensuring the plan update truly captures the spirit and desire of the various voices that represent Forsyth County,” said Director of Engineering John Cunard. “With the busyness of the holiday season, we want to make sure the people who live, work and play throughout the county ...

Online Survey Seeks Input on Potential Transportation Solutions in Forsyth County

Online Survey Seeks Input on Potential Transportation Solutions in Forsyth County
 Survey available at forsythtransportationplan.com   Forsyth County is nearing the end of the 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 examines 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 is taking 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.   Now in the recommendations analysis phase, ...

Debris Removal from Tropical Storm Irma Underway

Debris Removal from Tropical Storm Irma Underway
Beginning Monday, November 13, a contractor will be picking up storm debris left behind by Tropical Storm Irma from within the right of way along Forsyth County-maintained roads. The work will be performed by two contactors. Southern Disaster Recovery (SDR) will be picking up the debris while DebrisTech will be performing the requisite monitoring and inspection services.   Important things to note: Only woody, vegetative storm debris such as trees and limbs will be accepted. Debris will only be picked ...

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