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Public meeting set to discuss McGinnis Ferry interchange
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Written comments can be submitted through April 21 to:

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

This week, the community will have a chance to see plans for a new Ga. 400 interchange in south Forsyth.

On Tuesday from 5-8 p.m., a public hearing open house will be held at the Fowler Park Recreation Center to discuss the proposed interchange at McGinnis Ferry Road.

The diamond-shaped interchange would add north- and southbound auxiliary lanes on Ga. 400 from the Windward Parkway ramps to the McFarland Parkway ramps, including the new interchange on McGinnis.

The project will replace a bridge over Ga. 400 and widen McGinnis Ferry Road from Bethany Bend to the intersection of Union Hill Road onto Ronald Reagan Boulevard to Counselors Way.

Hwy. 400 southbound will also be widening an additional lane for about 5,400 feet total north and south of the McFarland Parkway exit.

McGinnis Ferry Road would be widened to: four lanes from Bethany Bend to Deerfield Point Drive; four lanes from Deerfield Point to the interchange; six lanes from the interchange to the intersection of Union Hill Road onto Ronald Reagan Boulevard to Counselors Way.

McGinnis Ferry Road will also receive additional right and left- and right-turn lanes at major intersections, and a five-foot sidewalk on the southbound side of the road and a multi-use path on the north.

Copies of the plan will be available for review until April 21 at the county’s engineering department on the first level of the Forsyth County Administration building.

The total project is slated for 4.98 miles; 3.28 miles on Ga. 400 and 1.7 on McGinnis and other side-rode improvements.