A public information open house to discuss the Georgia DOT’s new preliminary alternatives for the Rome-Cartersville Corridor (RCDC) is scheduled for Thursday, August 24th from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, located at 501 Grassdale Road in the city of Cartersville, Georgia.

Bartow and Floyd County’s residents interested in learning more about the proposed project are encouraged to attend the meeting and express their thoughts and preferences.

“We would like to hear the viewpoints and concerns of all area residents,” says DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.

The proposed project would provide a new connection between US 411 and I-75, allowing for improved mobility for commuters, residents, and freight throughout Floyd and Bartow counties. The RCDC would relieve congestion and enhance safety along the existing US 411/SR 20 to I-75 corridor.

“The Georgia DOT strongly believes that since this project is intended to serve the people of Bartow and Floyd counties, the ideas and preferences of these people are important and can make a difference in our planning process,” Comer explains.  “This meeting will provide the public with another opportunity to view the proposed alternatives, ask questions, and express their thoughts, preferences, and concerns.”

The open house will be informal and the public is invited to attend anytime between 5 and 7 p.m.  The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities.  Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice by calling Leah Vaughan at (404) 377-9147.