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Forsyth County turns to community for transportation solutions

Open house sessions held throughout April

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County is embarking upon the important process of updating its comprehensive transportation plan, a guiding document that outlines the long-range vision for transportation in the county. The updated plan will take a close look at the transportation needs of people who live, work and play throughout the county, and it will result in projects to address vehicular, freight, bicycle and pedestrian needs.

Community involvement is key to ensuring the plan update truly captures the spirit and desire of the various voices that represent Forsyth County. Residents, business owners, service organizations and other stakeholders will have several ways to take part in the process in person and online. Face-to-face engagement opportunities will include public meetings and workshops, pop-ups at local events and focus groups. A series of open house sessions will serve as the public’s first opportunity to learn about the transportation plan in person.

Sessions will take place on the following dates throughout Forsyth County:

  • Monday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. West Forsyth High School, 4155 Drew Road
  • Wednesday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., Central Park Recreation Center, 2300 Keith Bridge Road
  • Monday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Lambert High School, 805 Nichols Road
  • Thursday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road


During the open house session, there will be no formal presentation, and the same information will be displayed at each session. The public is invited to drop in at any time during the listed hours. Those who cannot attend an open house are encouraged to visit the project website – forsythtransportationplan.com – to view the display materials and participate in an online survey.

Public input, combined with the technical expertise of Forsyth County staff and the consultant team, will result in a list of transportation projects as well as policy recommendations for consideration and adoption by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in December of 2017. For more information on the Forsyth Transportation Plan, contact Michael Kray at 404-978-7620 or by email at michael.kray@jacobs.com.

This effort is funded in part by the Atlanta Regional Commission, the agency tasked with planning for the future of transportation for the entire metro Atlanta region. Counties are required to update transportation plans every five years. The Forsyth Transportation Plan update will examine the many changes that have occurred in the county’s population, employment, land use and development since the 2011 plan.


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