All permits are in place for the long-awaited Spout Springs Road widening to start, with work possibly starting in the next month or so, Hall County Engineer Kevin McInturff said Tuesday.
“That’s big news there,” McInturff said at the Sept. 17 Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting.
He said the county was notified Tuesday that permits had been secured for the project by the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Further details weren’t immediately available from the DOT.
District spokeswoman Katie Strickland said in July that an environmental permit related to the project was still in the works.
“In order to get this permit approved before work begins, the project’s official award was deferred for 120 days (from the June 21 bid letting), so they should have everything in order by” Oct. 18, she said at the time.
The project calls for widening Spout Springs in South Hall from two to four lanes with a 20-foot raised median and sidewalks. The widening will run from Interstate 985 to Union Circle — a distance of 3.2 miles.
Construction costs are estimated at $36 million, with right of way acquisition having cost $22.6 million and utilities relocation, $12 million.