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Feedback sought on Dawsonville Highway-McEver Road congestion
Traffic backs up on Dawsonville Highway after the end of the workday on Monday, March 12. A survey is being conducted as part of a study to find a solution to the traffic issues at the highway’s intersection with McEver Road. - photo by Nick Bowman

An online survey about traffic at Dawsonville Highway and McEver Road is being conducted as part of a study looking at ways to reduce congestion in that busy area.

The two-part survey will “help the project team understand why, how and when people utilize the study area,” according to a city of Gainesville press release. Survey responses will be accepted through April 6.

Readers will be asked why and when they travel to the area and their experiences with traffic congestion, as well as “a short mapping exercise allowing drivers to give specific geographic details.”

Take the survey on traffic at Dawsonville Highway and McEver Road.

The traffic study is being conducted by Gainesville and the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Hall County area’s lead transportation planning agency.

The two entities otherwise have set an informational, open house meeting about the study.

The meeting is set for 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Municipal Courtroom of the Gainesville Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway.

Road study public meeting

What: Open house meeting about Dawsonville Highway-McEver Road traffic study

When: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 22

Where: Municipal Courtroom, Gainesville Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway

“The public is invited to drop in at any time during the open house to learn more about the study and provide feedback,” the press release states.

The study is expected to focus on traffic flow through the heavily commercialized intersection but also potential connections between Dawsonville Highway and McEver.

It “will provide recommendations for intersection improvements and/or potential street connections for alternate routes and provide a prioritization of projects for implementation of improvement,” the survey states.

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