A new Coal Mountain Connector got approval from Forsyth County leaders.
During a recent work session, County Attorney Ken Jarrard said the proposed route would run between Bridgetowne Drive and Settingdown Road and another stretch would connect Settingdown Rd. to Coal Mountain Dr. and would hopefully take traffic off of two main roadways.
Jarrard told the board, "This road would work as basically a mini-bypass; bypassing the intersection at Hwy. 369 and State Route 9/Dahlonega Hwy. This would be sort of a bypass or at least a quarter bypass of that intersection."
The overall idea serves to offer residents of Bridgetown Subdivision another way to enter and leave their neighborhood. District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills represents that area and explained the many reasons this new roadway is a necessity saying, "Bridgetown having 750 homes with one entrance, with having to go left to get to the schools in the mornings, with three buses per school going in there, and trying to make a left out of a six-lane (roadway) with no red light."
Commissioners did not discuss the funding for the project or a timeline for moving forward.