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GDOT, City of Buford to Hold Open House to Discuss Widening Buford Highway

The open house will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 4-7 p.m.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the City of Buford will hold an open house on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 4-7 p.m. to discuss the proposed widening of Buford Highway from Sawnee Avenue to just south of Friendship Road in Hall County.

GDOT engineers will be available to discuss the project, but there will be no formal presentation. 

“This project will improve the traffic flow through the area by creating additional lanes for vehicles and sidewalks on both sides of the roadway for pedestrians. Please come see the plans and let us know what you think about this plan,” said DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith in a released statement.

Those unable to attend the open house may submit comments to Glenn Bowman, Georgia DOT, 600 West Peachtree Street, NW – 16th floor, Atlanta, Ga., 30308. To be considered in the final project design, comments must be received by Oct. 18, 2012.

This open house will be held at Buford City Hall, 2300 Buford Highway in Buford. The plans will be available on the DOT website under the "Public Outreach" menu at www.dot.ga.gov the day of the open house meeting. Plans may also be viewed at the Georgia DOT District Office located at 2505 Athens Highway in Gainesville after the meeting.

What do you think about the prospect of widening Buford Highway? Let us know in the comments.

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