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Transportation meeting to highlight needs, plans
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Forsyth County News

If you’re going
What:
Public transportation plan meeting
When:
5-7:30 p.m. Monday
Where:
Forsyth County Administration Building,
110 E. Main St.

Forsyth residents are invited to weigh in on the county’s transportation needs and future plans during a public meeting.

Set for 5-7:30 p.m. Monday at the Forsyth County Administration Building, the meeting is part of the ongoing development of the county’s comprehensive transportation plan.

Residents can drop in any time during the meeting.

No formal presentation will be made, but attendees will be able to view displays related to the county’s current transportation inventory and needs assessment.

Officials will be available to speak with the public and answer any questions regarding current transportation within the county. Attendees are also encouraged to provide comments to assist with the plan development.

The comprehensive transportation plan, which includes the city of Cumming, is a blueprint to guide overall transportation development during a 20-year time period, according to a report from the county.

County officials believe it is crucial to assess the current and future demands on roads since residential and business growth is expected to more than double during the next 20 years, the report states.

“Gathering public input is an invaluable part of the process,” said John Cunard, county director of engineering. “Finding out how the public feels about the current state of transportation, as well as their ideas of how to improve it, will only serve to enhance the overall effectiveness of the comprehensive transportation plan.”

According to county reports, the comprehensive plan will consider a wide range of strategies for dealing with congestion. Major problem areas and corridors will be identified for improvements through the plan, which is scheduled for completion in early 2011.