The Georgia Department of Transportation is in the beginning stages of project development for the widening of Scenic Highway from Highway 78 to Sugarloaf Parkway and is looking for input on how the project will affect environmental, economic and social concerns in the area.
There is no immediate timeline for this project.
The design for the project is being developed at the same time as an Environmental Analysis and a review of environmental laws and regulations. And now GDOT needs residents’ help.
“In particular, GDOT would appreciate your assistance in identifying low-income and minority neighborhoods,” a GDOT letter to the city reads. “This would also include help in identifying neighborhood leaders and minority groups or associations located throughout the affected communities within the project's area of potential effect. We would like to be certain that these communities are recognized and given the opportunity to fully participate and provide meaningful input in the project development process.”
Residents who have concerns about the project and its potential impact can contact Public Information Officer Brian Arrington at firstname.lastname@example.org.