LAKE is thrilled when the VDT covers things so we don’t have to.
David S. Rodock in his writeup in VDT this morning on
yesterday’s Lowndes County Commission meeting
includes this list that was not displayed in the public meeting,
yet was approved by the commissioners.
Car 41 No where are you?
From: “John S. Quarterman”
To: <email@example.com>, Leigh Touchton
Cc: [VDT and several elected officials; list available upon request]
Subject: Re: Brad Lofton, Executive Director Industrial Authority, doesn’t want his correpondence in the Valdosta Daily Times
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 14:08:17 -0400
Leigh Touchton has forwarded me copies of the correspondence between
you on behalf of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority (VLCIA)
with her and the VDT.
I must say I don’t agree with your assertion that:
“The vast majority of her concerns for our project would have
been answered two years ago if she had come to any of our forums…”
Gretchen found this in the public notices in the VDT:
The Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has developed the Draft Fiscal Year 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Valdosta Urbanized Area which includes all of Lowndes County and portions of Berrien and Lanier Counties.
This TIP is available for public review and comment from April 20, 2010 through June 3, 2010 at the Southern Georgia Regional Commission, 327 W. Savannah Ave.; the South Georgia Regional Library located at 300 Woodrow Wilson Dr.; the Valdosta City Hall located at 216 E. Central Ave.; the Lowndes County Administrative Offices located at 325 W. Savannah Ave.; or on the internet at www.sgrc.us/transportation; www.valdostacity.com; or
A Public Open House will be held on Monday, May 17, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Southern Georgia Regional Commission located at 327 W Savannah Ave., Valdosta, GA, for interested parties to view the document and ask questions of staff.
Comments are being accepted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
One thing I noticed was that along Cat Creek Road they are proposing several
intersection upgrades (at Hambrick Road, New Bethel Road, and Radar Site Road)
which look like they would funnel still more traffic through Hambrick Road
to Moody AFB.
Hambrick Road and Cat Creek Road are not highways.
State highways 122 and 129 (Bemiss Road) make a nice fast route from
Hahira to Moody.
A few improvements at Walker’s Crossing (where 122 and 129 intersect)
would seem much more appropriate.
The MPO could request for the state to do that.
Widening of Old US41N is on the list again as a county project,
this time as far as Union Road.
Several new roads are proposed throughout the city and county
as well as widening of many roads with additional travel or turn lanes.
You can look over the list of projects and you’ll probably find ones
to comment on.
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Metropolitan Planning Organization
is holding an open house about its Long Range Transportation Plan.
(Not to be confused with the County’s Thoroughfare Plan, which has little or no open process.)
This Transportation Plan I think will include another attempt to design a bus
system; we’ll see. I’ll be there; how about you?