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August 25, 2013

Public comments sought for transportation projects

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has developed a draft Transportation Improvement Plan for 2014-2017 for the metropolitan area and is requesting feedback from the public on the projects this week.

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, the MPO will host a public open house at the office of the Southern Georgia Regional Commission at 327 W. Savannah Ave. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Citizens may come anytime that day to ask questions and speak to the staff about the projects. A copy of the plan is available at libraries in Berrien, Brooks, Lanier and Lowndes counties and on the website www.sgrc.us/transportation.

Tier One projects on the list include interchange work at Exits 2, 22 and 29 on Interstate 75 at a combined cost of more than $30 million. Federal dollars will cover $24 million and state dollars will pay the rest.

Locally funded projects include the widening of Jerry Jones Drive from Gornto Rd. to Oak St, at a cost of $500,000; the widening of Forrest Street from Park Avenue to Bemiss Road at a cost of $7.2 million, and additional work at I-75 exits 22 and 29, at a local cost of $2.4 million with an additional $24 million in federal funds and $6 million in state funds.

In Brooks County, $21 million in improvements are planned, with the widening of Ga. 133. Additional projects are included on the list in various stages of planning. The public is encouraged to either attend the open house or to go online to view the plan and submit a comment form. The deadline for comments is Sept. 3.

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