January 9, 2014

GDOT unveils plans for southeast Rome bypass

Public encouraged to attend meeting

Submitted by the Georgia Department of Transportation

ROME — A public information open house to discuss the Georgia DOT’s proposed Southeast Rome Bypass in Floyd County is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. The meeting will be at Midway Primary School, 5 Midway School Road in Silver Creek.  

Floyd County’s 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," says DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.

The proposed plans call for building a new four-lane median divided roadway, beginning at State Route (SR) 101 where it ties to the South Rome Bypass and extending to the existing East Rome Bypass at SR 1 Loop. The Southeast Rome Bypass would also include a diamond interchange with a bridge over US 411/SR 20 and another bridge over Calllier Springs Road. The plans also call for widening 5,550 feet of SR 101 from two to four lanes with curb and gutter, sidewalks and bike lanes.    

“The Georgia DOT strongly believes that since this project is intended to serve the people of Floyd County, the ideas and preferences of these people are important,” Comer explains.  “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 5 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 Cherie Marsh at (678) 721-5257.

Written statements will be accepted concerning this project until Jan. 26. Written statements may be submitted to:      

Mr. Glenn Bowman, P.E.

State Environmental Administrator

Georgia Department of Transportation

600 West Peachtree Street, NW – 16th Floor

Atlanta, GA 30308

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