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Dawsonville Highway gridlock, growth raise concerns
Several traffic fixes planned on key artery, but some not for a decade or longer
Local officials are seeking solutions to traffic congestion on fast-growing Ga. 53.
The uproar over a proposed 820-home retirement community in Gainesville remains focused on worries over the development’s impact on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic. But the subject turned last week as to what can be done to fix the gridlock there now, long before the development’s buildout. And resident Clyde Morris, speaking Tuesday to a group of transportation planners, was very direct about one of those fixes — widening the road to six lanes, a project that’s not slated to start until at least 2031.