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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Community meeting planned to discuss changes to Gaines Mill Road/Athens Hwy intersection

Gaines Mill Road changes are proposed by GDOT.

A community meeting is planned with Hall County District 4 Commissioner Jeff Stowe to discuss the proposed changes to the Gaines Mill Road/Athens Hwy (U.S. 129) intersection.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is looking to eliminate left turns coming from Gaines Mill Road onto Athens Hwy, though motorists could still turn left from Athens Hwy onto Gaines Mill Road. The intersection would be an RCUT (Reduced Conflict U-Turn) intersection design.

The meeting will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Greater Timber Ridge Church, located at 2225 Timber Ridge Circle, Gainesville.

“As government leaders, we are always looking for feedback from citizens in order to inform our decisions. I encourage any resident or stakeholder who has feedback on the proposed changes to attend this meeting and have their voice heard,” said Stowe.

An RCUT design installs concrete barriers that eliminate left turns – in this case the left turns from Gaines Mill Road. Drivers coming from Gaines Mill who would ordinarily turn left onto Athens Hwy would now need to turn right and make a U-turn. The goal of this setup is to mitigate conflict points and increase sight distances for drivers who are turning into traffic.

If it’s raining, the event will be moved to the Commission Meeting Room on the second floor of the Hall County Government Center, located at 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. For more information, call (770) 297-5541 or email Joseph Boyd at JBoyd@HallCounty.org.

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