Macon-Bibb County Seeks Public Input on Bass Road Widening Project

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In an effort to widen Bass Road, Macon-Bibb County has initiated a virtual public comment period lasting until December 17, 2023. The proposed project aims to expand Bass Road from Providence Boulevard to New Forsyth Road.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is overseeing the virtual webpage dedicated to the project, providing comprehensive details such as presentations, layout, current status, and benefits. To access the information and submit comments, individuals can visit here.

The anticipated advantages of the project include:

  • Decreasing accident rates by alleviating congestion on surrounding arterial roads.
  • Enhancing mobility along existing roads within the project area.
  • Mitigating conflict points between through traffic and local traffic, consequently reducing crash rates.
  • Ensuring adequate levels of service for planned area development adjacent to the corridor.

GDOT emphasizes that public input during this phase is crucial, allowing community members to voice their opinions. Macon-Bibb officials will carefully review all comments received, considering potential adjustments to the project.

Residents and businesses in the affected area can expect to receive postcards, and legal advertisements in local newspapers aim to further disseminate information about the widening project.