2009-09-03 / News

Ga. DOT seeks public comment on state transporation plan

The Georgia Department of Transportation invites the public to open houses to discuss the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP). The STIP is a four-year program that specifies federally funded transportation projects for non-urban communities in rural Georgia for fiscal years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. These projects include but are not limited to, new construction, improvements, and maintenance for interstates and state routes, and bridges. Additional projects include bicycle and pedestrain project, transportation enhancement projects and public transit projects.

The department will conduct two East Georgia open house meetings: Mon., Sept. 14, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Dublin Mall and Tues., Sept. 15, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Milledgeville Mall.

Attendees will be able to view the Draft FY 10-13 STIP, maps of projects in the local area, discuss projects with Georgia DOT staff, and submit comments on individual projects. All interested parties are encouraged to participate.

The general public is invited to view projects planned for Baldwin, Bleckley, Burke, Columbia, Dodge, Emanuel, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Lincoln, McDuffie, Morgan, Newton, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Screven, Taliaferro, Treutlen, Warren, Washington, Wilkes and Wilkinson Counties. Projects for other counties in this region that are part of a Metropolitan Planning Organization (areas with more than 50,000 in population) will be available for public comment in a separate meeting at a later date.

The Draft FY 10-13 STIP will also be available on the interenet at www.georgiastip.com.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia's economy and is sensitive to both its citizens and its environment. For more information on the Georgia Department of Transportation, please visit our web site at www.dot.ga.gov.

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