A transportation citizens advisory group is recommending that parking be added to each end of a segment of the Central Hall Multi-Use Trail now under construction.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has wrapped up work on what should be another weapon in its wintry weather arsenal - a "salt barn" off Interstate 985 between Oakwood and Flowery Branch.
Area planners are looking to approve a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.
Motorists can expect travel delays as the Georgia Department of Transportation replaces thousands of raised pavement markers scraped off state routes by snowplows during winter storms.
Several Hall County projects have federal funding uncertainty, but at least three cited last week by Georgia Department of Transportation District Engineer Brent Cook have no funding certainty at all.
Area residents have one more opportunity to comment on recommendations in the Hall County area's 2040 transportation plan.
The ice storm is long gone, but the trees and limbs that fell because of it are still strewn across Hall County, with many of them awfully close to roadways.
Legislators' hopes that changes to a transportation funding bill would calm local governments' fears about shortfalls aren't registering this week with Hall County elected leaders.
The planned widening of Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway between McEver Road and Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County got a financial boost last month from the Hall County Board of Commissioners.
The appointment of Russell McMurry as Georgia's roads chief turned a few heads last week.
The consultant helping the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Hall County area's lead transportation planning agency, is set to give an MPO committee a status report this morning on the 2040 plan update.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning changes next week to Ga. 11/U.S. 19/U.S. 129 in downtown Blairsville.
State Sen. Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega, said he believes there's about $200 million squirreled away in the state's general fund that can help boost transportation.
A fourth public meeting on Hall County's update of its 2040 transportation plan has been postponed.
Traffic is being routed onto newly rebuilt lanes of Ga. 347 from Interstate 985 to west of Hog Mountain Road in South Hall County.
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