Contact: Jodi B. Gardner Director of Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COME SEE THE PLAN TO IMPROVE HIGHWAY 400 AT McGINNIS FERRY ROAD
FORSYTHCOUNTY, Georgia – The Georgia Department of Transportation and Forsyth County are developing a project to improve mobility on Highway 400 at McGinnis Ferry Road. Forsyth County is hosting a public information open house on the proposal from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 10 at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Cumming.
Georgia DOT engineers and consultants will be available to discuss the proposal. There will not be a formal presentation during the open house.
The project includes construction of an interchange on Highway 400 at McGinnis Ferry Road, widening Highway 400 south from McGinnis Ferry to McFarland Parkway, widening McGinnis Ferry Road and operational improvements at intersections along McGinnis Ferry.
The project is a GDOT partnership project included in the Forsyth County Transportation Bond approved by county voters in 2014. It is receiving local funding through the Bond as well as federal funding.
“Forsyth County made a historic decision last year, taking control of their future mobility through a transportation bond. The people of Forsyth are purposefully investing in their own infrastructure. This new interchange at 400 and McGinnis Ferry is a product of that investment. We are proud partners with Forsyth County and look forward to showing you the plans to improve 400 and McGinnis Ferry Road,” exclaimed Rudy Bowen, Georgia DOT Board Member representing the 7th Congressional District.
Residents can record their comments at the open house. Written statements can be submitted until September 21 to:
Mr. John Cunard Director of Engineering Forsyth County
110 East Main Street, Suite 120
Cumming, Georgia 30040
After the open house, you can view the display of the project at the Forsyth County Engineering Department office located at 110 East Main Street, Suite 120 in Cumming. Plans will also be available at the Georgia DOT District Office located at 2505 Athens Highway in Gainesville and the Georgia DOT District Office located at 5025 New Peachtree Road in Chamblee.
Project information will also be available after the open house on the Georgia DOT website http://www.dot.ga.gov/PS/Public/PublicOutreach.
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