In amongst the boilerplate and the red herrings (“potentially reducing
the incidence of crashes”, “mitigating congestion”) is the real purpose
of this project:
Also as a part of the project, protected left turn lanes will be added at
various intersections along Cat Creek Road. The proposed intersections
include Pine Grove Road, Radar Site Road, New Bethel Road, and Hambrick
There’s a more long-term reason, too, which is hinted at with this
further unnecessary work:
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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.