McGinnis Ferry improvement district meeting Feb. 6



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County’s legislative delegation will host an information session and public input meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 to discuss the proposed Community Improvement District in the McGinnis Ferry/Ga. 400 area.

The meeting will be held at the Lanier Tech Forsyth Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Cumming.

“We have legislation under consideration this session to create a CID to help us fund a Ga. 400 exit at McGinnis Ferry,” said Rep. Mike Dudgeon of South Forsyth. “The delegation wants to hear from the property owners and residents about this effort.

“We believe this has a great potential to aid economic development in the county,” Dudgeon said.

Some of the traffic in South Forsyth may soon be alleviated with a new south and northbound on and off ramp at McGinnis Ferry Road and Ga. 400.

The new Ga. 400 interchange would create new exits between the existing Windward Parkway exit 11 and McFarland Parkway exit 12

While construction funding for a Ga. 400 interchange has not yet been determined, Georgia Department of Transportation also plans to utilize federal funds previously earmarked for the project to begin preliminary design work this year.

“Property owners came to us with the CID proposal and are excited about banding together to help fund the interchange,” said Rep. Mark Hamilton of Cumming. “We have worked with Georgia DOT and the governor’s office, and having this local funding mechanism will greatly expedite getting the project on the five-year state plan.”

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