Mar. 04, 2013 – Director Yamala of The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization said they will start either late this year or in early 2014 on updating its 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.
Yamala, who also serves as Hall County’s planning director, said that the planning process usually takes anywhere between 12-18 months and they are required to update the plan every four years, essentially by August 2015.
The current 2040 document, approved in August 2011 and recently receiving national recognition as a “user-friendly” plan and cites some $2.1 billion in area transportation projects, with funding coming from federal, state and local sources.
It features mostly road-widening projects, but work also focuses on transit, intersection, bicycle, pedestrian and bridge improvements.
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