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Open House regarding McGinnis Ferry Road widening set for Jan. 10

December 20, 2016

Citizens are invited to attend a public information open house on January 10, 2017, to learn more about a proposed project to widen McGinnis Ferry Road from Sargent Road in Johns Creek to Union Hill Road/Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Forsyth County – a distance of approximately 4.58 miles.  
The open house will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Cumming. The open house will be informal, and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours. The proposed design plans will be on display for citizens to view.
The proposed design includes two lanes in each direction with a 20-foot wide raised median, a 16-foot wide urban shoulder along the north side of McGinnis Ferry Road with a 10-foot wide multi-use path and a 12-foot wide urban shoulder along the south side of the road, with a 5-foot wide sidewalk. Stage construction and traffic control devices will be utilized to maintain traffic during construction and may require temporary lane closures.
Forsyth County is overseeing the design of the widening project with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).  The cities of Johns Creek and the Alpharetta are providing review and comments.
The Forsyth County Transportation Bond, which was approved by voters in 2014, is providing $18.1 million for this project; GDOT has committed $10 million.
Written statements regarding the project will be accepted until January 20, 2017. Written statements may be submitted to:   
Mr. Tim Allen
Assistant Director, Forsyth County Engineering Department
110 E. Main Street, Suite 120
Cumming, Georgia 30040
The displays used at the public information open house and the meeting transcript will be available for review until Jan. 20, 2017 at the Forsyth County Engineering Department located in the County Administration Building at 110 E. Main Street, Suite 120, in Cumming.
For more information on this proposed project and other county transportation projects, visit forsythco.com, and click on ‘Transportation Projects’ near the bottom of the home page.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) information: The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice by calling the Forsyth County Engineering Department at (770) 781-2165.