A detour open house to discuss the Georgia DOT’s proposed project to replace the bridge on Old Highway 337 over Chelsea Creek in Chattooga County is scheduled for Thursday, December 6 from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Menlo City Hall, located at 3056 GA 337 in the city of Menlo.
“We would like to hear the viewpoints and concerns of all area residents,” says Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.
The proposed plans call for replacing the existing bridge on Old Hwy 337 over Chelsea Creek with a new bridge that is approximately 28 feet wide and 80 feet long. The road will be closed during the construction of the new bridge. An offsite detour will be necessary.
This 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 Chattooga 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 any time 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 District Planning & Programming Engineer at 678-721-5164 phone number.
Written statements will be accepted concerning this project until Thursday, December 20, 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.