State DOT to hold public info open house on proposed 382 to 515 extension

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house regarding the proposed extension of Highway 382 to four-lane Highway 515 on Tuesday, March 28, at the Gilmer County Public Library at 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay.

The open house will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. It will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours. There will be no formal presentation. A court reporter will be available to allow the public an opportunity to make verbal comments about the project. 

A roundabout would be installed where the new roadway crosses Old Highway 5 (at Green’s Country Store), just south of the existing intersection of 382 and Old 5, and the new roadway would then extend in an easterly direction until it connects to 515. 

“The typical section would consist of two 12-foot travel lanes with 10-foot shoulders,” the release states. “There would also be two 6.5-foot paved bike lanes designed within the 10-foot shoulders to accommodate bike traffic. The total project length is approximately 0.6 mile.”

The open house will be an opportunity for viewing the project, asking questions and commenting on the project.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice by calling Cherie Marsh, district planning and programming engineer at 678-721-5257.

Written statements will be accepted concerning this project until Tuesday, April 11. Written statements may be submitted to:       

Mr. Eric Duff
State Environmental Administrator
Georgia DOT
600 W. Peachtree St., NW – 16th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308

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