Comment Period for Amendments to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

Notice Of Comment Period For Amendments To The 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Update And FY 2018 – 2021 Transportation Improvement Program For The Macon Area Transportation Study

Notice is hereby given that the public comment period has begun for amendments to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and FY 2018 – 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Macon Area Transportation Study (MATS) region, covering all of Macon-Bibb County, and portions of Jones and Monroe counties.  Specifically, the following project changes are anticipated in the FY 2018 – 2021 TIP, or removed from the 2040 LRTP:

Projects to be Added or Amended in MATS 2040 LRTP

  • GDOT Project #0016130 – Bridge on SR18/Dames Ferry Rd. at Ocmulgee River, on Jones County/Monroe County border
  • New Project, to be added at GDOT Request – $154,000
  • GDOT Project #0013712 – Norfolk Southern Bridge #734080Y on Hawkinsville Rd., 1.4 miles South of Macon
  • Increase project cost  – $4,597,410.00 to $12,118,732.00

Projects to be Added or Amended in MATS FY 2018 – 2021 TIP

  • GDOT Project #0016130 – Bridge on SR18/Dames Ferry Rd. at Ocmulgee River, on Jones County/Monroe County border
  • New project.  Add Preliminary Engineering Phase ($112,000) in FY 2019 and Right of Way Acquisition Phase ($42,000) in FY 2021
  • GDOT Project #351080 – Jeffersonville Rd. from Recreation Rd. to SR 540/Emery Rd./Ocmulgee East Blvd. Intersection
  • New project.  Add Construction Phase ($6,821,702) in FY 2019

Projects to be Removed from MATS 2040 LRTP and FY 2018 – 2021 TIP

  • GDOT Project # 0013929 – Bridge Replacement on SR 87/Riverside over I-75 Southbound.
  • GDOT Project # 0014898 – Bridge replacement over Norfolk Southern Railroad at Oglethorpe St. in Macon.

Links:

Comments will be received until the end of the working day on November 13, 2018.

If you would like to review the plan, please visit the website of the Macon Area Transportation Study (MATS) at http://mats2040.org/lrtp/ . Copies of the plan may also be obtained at the Macon-Bibb Co. Planning & Zoning Commission (200 Cherry St. – Terminal Station, Suite 300, Macon, GA 31201).

Comments regarding these amendments can be directed to Ken North at (478) 751-7462 (e-mail:  knorth@maconbibb.us), or sent to: MATS , c/o Macon-Bibb Co. Planning & Zoning Commission, 200 Cherry St. – Terminal Station, Suite 300, Macon, GA 31201.