Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Georgia Department of Transportation will cut the grass alongside I-575 and Highway 140/Hickory Flat Highway on Monday.
The Georgia Department of Transportation's maintenance crews will make cosmetic improvements along Interstate 575 and Highway 140/Hickory Flat Highway in Cherokee County. Along with those two highways, the crews will continue to cut vegetation along Highway 20 in Bartow, Highway 5 and Highway 60 in Fannin County, Highway 515 and Highway 282 in Gilmer County. Weather permitting, work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. GDOT calls the grass cutting "integrated roadside vegetation management," which is a method to "bring together social and cultural elements, biological concerns, and mechanical treatments to economically manage roadsides for motorist safety, environmental health and visual quality," according to a …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Keith Golden, the commissioner for the Georgia Department of Transportation, will discuss proposed express lanes on Interstate 575 in April to the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.
The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce will welcome Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Keith Golden to Canton during its April Good Morning Cherokee networking breakfast. Golden is set to give updates an updates on projects under construction, including information on the express lanes on I-575. The meeting, sponsored by Cobb EMC, will be held at 7 a.m. Thursday April 4 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center. The cost is $15 for advanced registration for Chamber members, $20 for on-site registration by Chamber members and $25 for future member registration. For more information, or to RSVP, email Gini@CherokeeChamber.com or call (770) 345-0400. Information is also available on the Chamber’s website. Don’t …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Georgia Department of Transportation is monitoring possible winter weather in northwest Georgia and offers safety tips for motorists as snow and ice move in.
Thursday, January 17
The Georgia Department of Transportation in Cartersville is gearing up for possible winter weather in northwest Georgia. Here's a press release from District 6, which covers Bartow, Cherokee and Paulding counties: The first batch of the 2013 winter weather is expected to hit Northwest Georgia late this afternoon and evening with the mountains getting some snow accumulation. This fast approaching winter weather episode is a reminder for the state that despite the relative warm weather of the last two weeks, Old Man Winter is here and may stay for some time. For crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation in Northwest Georgia, that means the potential for long days and even longer nights keeping the roads clear and safe for the …
GDOT is urging motorists to monitor weather conditions in advance with the possibility of light snow and icy roadways expected Thursday and Friday in areas of North Georgia.
Weather forecasts for areas of north Georgia and Canton are calling for rain and snow, and possibly black ice accumulations on roadways as far south as Columbus beginning Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. Due to the expected inclement weather, the Georgia Department of Transportation urges motorists to plan ahead before traveling during this timeframe and check weather and road conditions before heading out. “We are continuously monitoring current weather conditions and forecasts as snow flurries and high winds are predicted for north Georgia," said Keith Golden, Georgia DOT Commissioner. "Weather forecasts indicate snow, black ice, fallen trees and damaged traffic signals are possible from Thursday evening through Friday morning…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The city of Woodstock celebrated the interchange's opening with a ribbon cutting Thursday morning.
Local and state leaders gathered this morning in Woodstock to celebrate the completion of a transportation project that's been more than 30 years in the making. The city of Woodstock held a ribbon cutting to welcome the opening of the Ridgewalk Parkway interchange at Exit 9 on Interstate 575. The design-build project officially wrapped up on Nov. 16, about six weeks ahead of its Dec. 31 completion date. The project also was completed on budget. Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques noted the project has been a "long time coming," adding the first correspondence on the project dates back to 1976. He noted residents, city officials and other are "happy this thing is open.” Georgia Department of Transportation District 6 Board Member Brandon …
The ceremony was set to be held on Tuesday, but was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Today's weather should be nearly perfect for the city of Woodstock to hold its ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Ridgewalk Parkway interchange on Interstate 575. The ceremony, which was originally slated to be held on Tuesday, will start at 10 a.m. today. Parking will be available along Rope Mill Road near Olde Rope Mill Park and at the VCC Construction's office area along Woodstock Parkway and Ridgewalk Parkway. The design-build project officially wrapped up on Nov. 16, about six weeks ahead of its Dec. 31 completion date. The project also was completed on budget. Along with building a diamond-shaped interchange, crews also replaced the Ridgewalk Parkway bridge over the interstate, realigned Rope Mill Road to intersect with …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The new interchange has been open for nearly two weeks.
UPDATE @ 8:14 a.m.: the city has cancelled today's ribbon cutting due to the weather. It will be rescheduled for a later date. The city of Woodstock today will host a ribbon cutting for the new Ridgewalk interchange. The ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m. near the site. Since rain is expected to linger in the area during the morning hours, the city has made parking available off Rope Mill Road at Olde Rope Mill Park. A shuttle will take attendees from the park to the site of the ribbon cutting starting at 9:30 a.m. The design-build project officially wrapped up on Nov. 16, about six weeks ahead of its Dec. 31 completion date. The project entailed building a diamond-shaped interchange, replacing the existing Rope Mill Road bridge …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Motorists will have an additional way to directly access Interstate 575.
UPDATE @ 5:20 p.m.: Patch has now confirmed the new interchange opened at 4:15 p.m. Friday UPDATE @ 12:30 p.m.: Patch went to the site of the new interchange and spoke with an official with C.W. Matthews, who said the Ridgewalk Parkway interchange will be open "late tonight." Friday has signaled the completion of one of Woodstock's most anticipated projects. The long-awaited Ridgewalk Parkway interchange opened late Friday afternoon, giving thousands of drivers another way to directly access Interstate 575. The project entailed building a diamond-shaped interchange, replacing the existing Rope Mill Road bridge over the interstate, realigning Rope Mill Road to intersect with Ridgewalk Parkway and installing auxiliary lanes between the new …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Georgia Department of Transportation wants feedback on replacing the bridge over Little River at the Cherokee-Fulton county line.
A open house is scheduled for tonight at 5 p.m. to get feedback on a proposal to replace the bridge over Little River along Highway 140 along the Cherokee-Fulton county line. The open house will be held at Mountain Road Elementary School near Woodstock. A proposal is on the table to use federal funds to build a new bridge over the river, which has been labeled as "structurally deficient." The new bridge would be shifted 50 feet to the north of its existing alignment. The existing bridge will remain in use until the project is completed. The project is still in its planning stages and officials won't know the cost until that's complete. The public will also be able to submit written opinions on the plans until Nov. 29. Written opinions can…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending for the holiday all scheduled and ongoing construction-related lane closures in Northwest Georgia.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Good news for Labor Day travelers: Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending all scheduled and ongoing construction-related lane closures in Northwest Georgia. In an effort to ease traffic congestion throughout the long weekend, the suspension begins Friday at noon and continues until Tuesday at 5 a.m., according to the press release. "The only exception would be for emergency maintenance work in the case of traffic accidents and other unpredictable types of transportation incidents," District Engineer DeWayne Comer said at GDOT's office in Cartersville. "We understand that a lot of people are hitting the road for the Labor Day holiday and we would like to make it a little easier for them to go through Northwest Georgia." GDOT …