October 5, 2017
Comm. Pennamon gave a shocking report at the Development Authority meeting Tuesday afternoon. He told all in attendance that GDOT had put the Monticello Bypass (Hwy 380) on the shelf until 2028.
He added that GDOT still plans to buy all the right of ways and to finish the engineering, but then the project will go on the shelf. Comm. Pennamon added that they (GDOT) have been here and seen all traffic on the square.
If you remember, in February the GDOT threatened to withdraw funding if the BOC did not approve –right then—round-a-bouts for the proposed bypass where it would intersect Hwy 16 and Hwy 83. This was approved as well as agreeing to maintain the areas around the round-a-bouts, even though they would be on a state highway.
Comm. Pennamon was at a loss as to what happened to the project between February and this Tuesday.
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