partlycloudy
Wednesday July 1st, 2015 11:14AM

Open House scheduled for Spout Springs Road project

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - A public information open house will be held Thursday on the proposed widening of Spout Springs Road.

It begins at 5:00 and will continue for two hours and be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church at 6439 Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch.

The stretch of road in question runs from roughly Hog Mountain Road to New Friendship Road. Proposed improvements include:

" through lanes
" bicycle and pedestrian facilities
" improved road access management
" improved roadway curvature to enhance safety
" turn lanes where needed for safer roadway operations

Hall County Government is hosting the meeting in collaboration with the state Department of Transportation. Officials say parking will be available at the back of the church, farthest from Spout Springs Road. Hall County staff, Georgia DOT engineers and consultants will be available to discuss the proposal. There will not be a formal presentation during the open house.

Anyone unable to attend the public information open house may send comments on the project to Glenn Bowman, State Environmental Administrator - Georgia DOT, 600 West Peachtree Street, 16th Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. All comments will be considered in the development of the final project design and must be received by Dec. 21. Comments can be faxed to 404-377-9091 or emailed to Hansen-dederick@sycamoreconsulting.com.

Additional information about the project can be found on Hall County's website at www.improvespoutsprings.com. Plans and handouts can also be viewed at The Georgia DOT District Office located at 2505 Athens Highway in Gainesville. Project information will be available on the DOT website after the open house meetings at www.dot.ga.gov.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Fiscal cliff may determine gas prices at start of 2013
Retail gas prices climb as 2012 comes to end. While gas prices are likely to rise into next year, whether or not a deal is made to avoid the fiscal cliff will determine if prices continue on an upward trend.
6:18AM ( 2 years ago )
Business News
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
The Latest: US, Cuba to open embassies to restore ties
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in their capital cities, a major step in restoring ties after more than 50 years of hostilities. The latest developments (all...
10:16AM ( 58 minutes ago )
GSP releases more details in Clarks Bridge Rd. hit-and-run
The Georgia State Patrol has collected more evidence in a hit-and-run incident that critically injured a man on Clarks Bridge Road almost a week ago.
By B.J. Williams, Brian Stewart
8:15AM ( 2 hours ago )
UPDATE: Embattled rebel flag reassessed at Georgia's Stone Mountain
ATLANTA (AP) — At Georgia's iconic Stone Mountain — where the Confederacy is enshrined in a giant bas-relief sculpture, the Ku Klux Klan once held notorious cross-burnings and large Confederate flags...
7:00AM ( 4 hours ago )
Probate judges opposed to gay marriage stand firm
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Gay couples can petition, protest and even sue — but that won't change Probate Judge Wes Allen's mind: He is not issuing them marriage licenses, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling t...
6:52AM ( 4 hours ago )
Ga. troopers ramping up enforcement during holiday weekend
Georgia state troopers say they're planning to beef up enforcement during the upcoming July 4 holiday travel period.
By Associated Press
6:36AM ( 4 hours ago )