Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold an open house tonight on what should be done to improve S.R. 20 between Canton and Cumming.
Residents are asked to attend a public input meeting tonight on how S.R. 20 between Canton and Cumming should be improved. The meeting will be from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Ball Ground. The church's address is 137 Hightower Road, just off S.R. 20 east of Canton. The Georgia Department of Transportation is sponsoring the meeting and will have officials on hand to answer questions. No formal presentation will be made. Don't miss any news from Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch! Subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here. Also, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Readers respond to GDOT request for input.
Yesterday we told you about some public input meetings the Georgia Department of Transportation has planned regarding improvements to SR 20 from Cherokee County to Cumming. Today, we let you know how readers from Cherokee and Cumming responded on Patch and our Facebook sites: On Canton Patch: How about they finish what they have started. The construction from Macedonia to Union hill has been going on forever. Recently, it doesn't appear that any work has been done. What is the hold up. The road is not currently safe to drive with all the temporary markings. Finish something sooner than later. I agree with above comment - this work has been going on for 3 years nearly and no one has been on the job since November of last year. My vehicle …
Monday, April 29, 2013
GDOT seeking public input on SR 20 improvement project.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is seeking the public's input on how to improve SR 20 between Cherokee County and Cumming from I-575 to Ga. 400. According to the GDOT website, the two open houses will be: Thursday, May 16, 5-8 p.m. Otwell Middle School Cafeteria 605 Tribble Gap Road Cumming, Ga 30040 Tuesday, May 21, 5-8 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church 137 Hightower Road/ SR 369 Ball Ground, Ga. 30107 "SR 20 is a major east-west thoroughfare on the northern edge of Metropolitan Atlanta. Residents and the commuting public experience congestion, limited mobility, and safety issues along this heavily traveled corridor," the website states. "All types of improvements are on the table and we want to hear from you." For more information, …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
GDOT is urging motorists to monitor weather conditions in advance with the possibility of light snow and icy roadways expected Thursday and Friday in areas of North Georgia.
Weather forecasts for areas of north Georgia and Woodstock are calling for rain and snow , and possibly black ice accumulations on roadways as far south as Columbus beginning Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. Due to the expected inclement weather, the Georgia Department of Transportation urges motorists to plan ahead before traveling during this timeframe and check weather and road conditions before heading out. “We are continuously monitoring current weather conditions and forecasts as snow flurries and high winds are predicted for north Georgia," said Keith Golden, Georgia DOT Commissioner. "Weather forecasts indicate snow, black ice, fallen trees and damaged traffic signals are possible from Thursday evening through Friday …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation believe the new Ridgewalk Parkway interchange could open to traffic next Friday.
UPDATE 9:58 a.m. – the city issues the following statement on the status of the interchange: Well you may have already heard or read the good news, but I thought this update should be sent out just in case you haven’t. The Interchange contractor has provided GDOT and the City of Woodstock with a hard date of Friday, November 16, 2012 as the opening of all four of the ramps to and from I-575, and full use of the new bridge at Ridgewalk Parkway and I-575. Everyone has been very patient and cooperative during the past 21 months, and the city appreciates how well things have gone with this project despite the inconveniences it has presented residents and visitors to the area at times. In some ways it is hard to believe that construction …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The trails will be built using a portion of the $90 million parks bond Cherokee County voters approved in 2008.
The Woodstock City Council will consider a maintenance agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation for a portion of the city's trail system during its meeting on Monday. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Chambers at City Center in downtown Woodstock. Two of the trails will pass under Interstate 575, which falls under GDOT's right-of-way. One trail, the Towne Lake Pass trail, will cross under the interstate at the Towne Lake Parkway interchange and will connect Towne Lake to the downtown area. The second trail system is a portion of the Taylor Randahl mountain bike trails at Olde Rope Mill Park that will cross under the interstate just north of Little River. GDOT has already approved permits requested by the city for the …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The bridge that sits over the river along Highway 140 at the Cherokee-Fulton county line has been deemed "structurally deficient."
Construction crew are in the final stages of the new Interstate 575 interchange between Towne Lake Parkway and Sixes Road.
The long-awaited Ridgewalk interchange could be open as early as Thanksgiving. The Georgia Department of Transporation’s project manager updated city officials on the project earlier this week and outlined the next phase of the project. “Based on our current schedule, our goal is to be completed and have the new ramps open by Thanksgiving,” Marietta-based C.W. Matthews Project Manager Tony Bradley said. Crews are finalizing work to tie in the southern part of the new bridge over I-575. The remaining portion of concrete paving for the entrance and exit ramps are slated to be completed today. Bradley added the final topping on the interstate was finished late Wednesday and the intermediate paving on Ridgewalk Parkway will occur during the …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Georgia Department of Transportation officials believe the project will be finished by Dec. 31.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
One lane will be blocked until Monday morning.
Highways across the metro Atlanta area are undergoing weekend construction projects, and Cherokee County isn't exempt from the proceedings. The right lane of Insterstate 575 is closed at Sixes Road until 5 a.m. Monday. The construction began at 7 p.m. on Friday. If you have to take 575 in the Sixes Road area this weekend and want to make sure traffic is acceptable, check out Canton-Sixes Patch's real time traffic map.