June 20, 2017

Officials Cut Daniells Bridge Extension From Plans

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MACORTS, the regional transportation planning organization, has begun accepting public feedback on changes to its planning documents, including the removal of the controversial Daniells Bridge Road extension and Loop 10 flyover from its long range plans.

The first of three public meetings on the proposed changes in the planning documents will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Monday, June 26 at the Community Center in Oconee Veterans Park, 3500 Hog Mountain Road.

Subsequent meetings will be held in Danielsville and Athens-Clarke County, and citizens also can provide feedback online.

At the request of the Georgia Department of Transportation, MACORTS is seeking to add $19.2 million to its 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan to cover a range of projects, including several in Oconee County.

Elimination of the Daniells Bridge Road project is to accommodate that request.

Final action on the changes, following the public input, is scheduled to take place on Aug. 9.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.