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Tuesday September 1st, 2015 4:01AM

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.
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