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Officials plan open house for roads, traffic
Meeting Wednesday at Lanier Tech conference center
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Roads and traffic are one of the biggest issues facing Forsyth County residents, and this week they will have a chance to discuss their thoughts with county officials.

On Wednesday, a meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Tech to discuss the on-going update to the county’s comprehensive transportation plan, which will look at the long-range plans for vehicular, freight, bicycle and pedestrian needs.

Previously, Michael Kray, of Jacobs Engineering, the firm handling the transportation plan, said the plan would use information they complied in the process and input from the community.

“This is a data-driven plan, and we’re going to go back out to the community and make sure we get their collaboration and their input to verify the things we are identifying are correct,” he said.

The event will be an open house session, meaning there will be no formal presentation and attendees can come and go.

Comments from residents will be compiled with information from the consultants and Forsyth County staff to form the plan, which will be used to compile a list of projects and policy recommendations.

Forsyth County Commissioners will adopt the plan by December.

Under state rules, counties must update the plan every five years. The county’s current plan is from 2011.

In coming weeks, meetings will be held at West Forsyth High School on April 17; Central Park Recreation Center on April 19; Lambert High School on April 24 and Hampton Park Library on April 27. All meetings are from 6-8 p.m. and will have the same information.

Other meetings will be held in the future including; workshops and pop-up meetings at local.

More information, including display materials and an online survey, will be available at ForsythTransportationPlan.com or be contacting Kray at (404) 978-7620 or by email at michael.kray@jacobs.com.