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 …
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…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Three were taken to Northside Hospital-Cherokee.
Three people have been taken to Northside Hospital-Cherokee with minor injuries after a three-vehicle accident on Highway 140 near Laurel Canyon. Just before 4:30 p.m. today, Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services received word of an accident involving a Ford pickup truck driven by a 51-year-old man, a Scion driven by a 16-year-old boy and a GMC Sierra driven by a 43-year-old man, spokesman Tim Cavender said. "The wreck looked bad," he said. "Nothing major, really." Still, three were taken Northside, Cavender said, "just to be checked out."
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
When Cherokee County Fire and Emergency crews arrived on the scene at 2:30 a.m., they discovered the driver of a tractor-trailer trapped in his truck.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused an early morning accident that temporarily shut down Highway 140, near the Cherokee-Bartow County line. When Cherokee County Fire and Emergency crews arrived on the scene at 2:30 a.m., they discovered the driver of a tractor-trailer trapped in his truck. Battalion Chief Dan Floyd said the truck was "on a steep embankment with the driver’s side on the "down hill" side of the bank," which "hampered efforts to gain access to the driver. "He was literally trapped in this truck that was about 20 feet over a creek. The driver was conscious and talking to rescue personnel during the extrication process." Bartow County emergency personnel transported the unidentified man to Floyd Medical Center …