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Georgia DOT wants your two cents in its planned detour in Tunnel Hill

A detour open house to discuss the Georgia DOT’s proposed project to replace the culvert on State Route (SR) 201 over Tanyard Creek in Whitfield County is scheduled for Thursday, July 12 from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Tunnel Hill City Hall, located at 201 G Vaughn Parkway in the city of Tunnel Hill.

Whitfield County’s residents interested in learning more about the proposed project and detour are encouraged to attend the meeting and express their thoughts and preferences.

“We would like to hear the viewpoints and concerns of all area residents,” says Grant Waldrop, assistant district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.
The proposed plans call for replacing the existing double barrel culvert on SR 201 over Tanyard Creek with a new bridge that is approximately 43-feet wide and 70-feet long. The culvert was built in 1942. It is in poor condition and is recommended for replacement with a bridge. The road will be closed during the construction of the bridge. An offsite detour will be necessary.
The detour open house will provide the public with an opportunity to view the proposed detour for construction, ask questions, and comment on it.

“The Georgia DOT strongly believes that since this project is intended to serve the people of Whitfield County, the ideas and preferences of these people are important and can make a difference in our planning,” Waldrop explains.  “This meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to review both the proposed project and detour, ask questions, and express their preferences.”

The Open House will be informal and the public is invited to attend anytime between 5 and 7 p.m.  The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities.  Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice by calling Joseph Ciavarro at 678-721-5164.

Written statements will be accepted concerning this project until Monday, July 23,, 2018.  Written statements may be submitted to:

Mr. Eric Duff, State Environmental Administrator
Georgia Department of Transportation
Office of Environmental Services
600 West Peachtree Street, NW – 16th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. Georgia DOT is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia’s economy and is sensitive to its citizens and its environment.

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