Gillsville is about to wrap up design work on a transportation-related project Mayor Larry Poole said he hopes will "significantly improve both the appearance and functionality of our downtown buildings."
Work on the Clarks Bridge replacement project probably won't start in earnest until after the new year.
Transportation wasn't the hottest issue on the menu, but it did get some airing at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast on Thursday.
Hall County has set a Jan. 7 deadline to receive proposals from consultants applying to help complete an update of a long-range transportation plan.
Hall County government is planning a $2.7 million rebuilding of McEver Road from Flat Creek Road in Oakwood to Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.
Area residents now can view the final version of Gainesville's Transportation Master Plan, completed after a yearlong study.
Crews are building a temporary work bridge that will be used to move equipment, materials and staff to the barge, or working platform, in Lake Lanier for the Georgia Department of Transportation's Clarks Bridge project.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled a public information open house to discuss the proposed detour in the rebuilding of the Ga. 136 bridge over the Etowah River in Dawsonville.
Water work on the new Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road bridge at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center is now expected to begin before Thanksgiving.
As long-awaited work gets underway on the new bridge on Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road at Lake Lanier, the DOT last week released a fact sheet that features these work-hour restrictions:
The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced public meetings on transportation projects planned in Northeast Georgia.
The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization, which serves as Hall County's lead transportation planning group, is holding a couple of key meetings this week.
Construction on a new left-turn lane from Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway onto Memorial Park Drive, a busy intersection near the Chicopee Mill Village community, could start in the next couple of weeks.
Hall County officials recently changed the speed limit on the road leading to the new Don Carter State Park off Lake Lanier, but nearby North Hall resident Terry Roberts is still concerned about drivers hotfooting through the area.
The State Road and Tollway Authority plans to hold four public information sessions - including two in Cumming - to provide details on tolls ending in December on the Ga. 400 Extension from Interstate 285 to Interstate 85 in Fulton County.
Gainesville hopes to restart efforts to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" plan tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.
Efforts to repair a Gainesville sinkhole are going slow because the work space "is extremely tight."
Work could start Sept. 1 on a new traffic light and other improvements at Ramsey Road and Ga. 365 in northeast Hall County.
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