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Open House, Public Information Session Set For Douthit Ferry Road Widening Project

Proposed plans call for the construction of a four-lane, divided roadway with a 20-foot raise median and a roundabout at the intersection of Walnut Grove and Pine Grove roads in Cartersville.

A public information open house to discuss the city of Cartersville’s widening project on Douthit Ferry Road from Old Alabama Road to State Route 61/113 is set for Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Cartersville Civic Center, 435 W. Main St. in Cartersville.

City of Cartersville and Bartow County residents interested in learning more about the proposed project are encouraged to attend the meeting and express their thoughts and preferences.

“We would like to hear the viewpoints and concerns of all area residents," Tommy Sanders, cirector of Cartersville's Public Works said in a press release.

The proposed plans call for the construction of a four-lane, divided roadway with a 20-foot raise median. A roundabout is proposed at the intersection of Douthit Ferry Road with Walnut Grove Road and Pine Grove Road. 

The proposed project is meant to relieve congestion, accommodate current and future travel demand, reduce crash frequency and severity, and improve the intersections to an acceptable level of service along County Road 343, which is Douthit Ferry Road.

“The city of Cartersville strongly believes that since this project is to serve the people of the city of Cartersville and Bartow County, the ideas and preferences of these people are important,” Sanders added. “This meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to review the proposed project, ask questions and express their preferences, as well as their concerns.”

The open house will be informal and the public is invited to attend anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. 

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice by calling David Moore at 770-387-0440.

Written statements concerning the project will be accepted through Jan. 5, 2014 and may be submitted to:

Mr. Karl Lutjens, P.E.
President
Southland Engineering Inc.
114 Old Mill Road
Cartersville, Georgia 30120

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