Exits 11, 22, and 29 right of way funding, public open house and comments –VLMPO

Update 2017-08-27: Fix some links that have changed and one broken one. See also GDOT construction on I-75 Exit 29 2017-08-28.

You can comment on road improvements at I-75 and exit 11 onto GA 31 Madison Highway towards Clyattville, exit 22 onto US 41 North Valdosta Road, and Exit 29 onto GA 122 at Hahira, at the Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization (VLMPO), the one board around here that goes out of its way to ask for public input, with information in many public offices, with an open house at their office, and with details of their projects on VALOR GIS (select interactive map, then More in the upper right Layers, then MPO Transportation Improvements), including links to project sheets/ GDOT Project Search (GeoPI) is similarly useless for finding the project sheets (which I’ve linked into the public notice below; well one of them is correct).

Public Notice of a Public Comment Period and Public Open House,

In accordance with requirements set forth in the adopted FY2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program and in 23 CFR 450 and other laws and regulations; the Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization (VLMPO) proposes to amend its Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2014-2017 (TIP) for the Valdosta Metropolitan Planning Area which includes all of Lowndes County and portions of Berrien, Brooks and Lanier Counties.

The proposed projects in the amendment are as follows: #0000762, I-75 at Exits 22 & 29, increase funding for ROW to $20,000,000 total. #0010297, I-75 at Exit 11, increase funding for ROW to $2,582,980 total, and move to funding year FY2016.

This TIP Amendment is available for public review and comment from October 14, 2013 to October 28, 2013 at the Southern Georgia Regional Commission, 327 W Savannah Ave.; all public libraries in Berrien, Brooks, Lanier and Lowndes Counties; on the VLMPO website (www.sgrc.us/transportation http://www.sgrc.us/transportation-plans.html); all county government administration offices in Berrien, Brooks, Lanier and Lowndes Counties; and all city government administration offices in Lowndes County.

On Thursday, October 24, 2013 the VLMPO will host a Public Open House at the office of the Southern Georgia Regional Commission (327 W Savannah Ave.) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm to allow members of the public to ask questions and speak to VLMPO staff regarding the projects in the TIP. Accessibility aids (interpreter, large print, etc.) will be made available at the open house if a written request is made at least one week prior to the event. Si usted necesita la ayuda de un traductor del idioma espaol, por favor comunquese con la SGRC al telfono 229-333-5277, cuando menos 1 semana antes de la junta.

Comments are being accepted by email at chull@sgrc.us, by fax at 229-333-5312, or by mailing them to VLMPO, 327 W Savannah Ave., Valdosta, GA 31601.

For more information please call Corey Hull, MPO Coordinator at 229-333-5277.