GA DOT Plans New Connector to Hwy. 515 in Gilmer County

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The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to construct a connector running from the intersection of SR/382 and Old Highway 5, to SR 515. The entire project is estimated to cost $14,092,821.

The project description within the engineering study describes the project as follows:

This project consists of realigning SR382 for 0.35 miles (from MP 9.72, on existing SR382) to
meet sight distance requirement at its intersection with CR239/Old Highway 5 (at MP 10.13, on
existing SR382), extending it (from MP 10.13, on existing SR382) east for 0.44 miles on new
location, and finally terminating it at its junction with SR 5/SR 515 (at MP 6.21, on existing
SR515). The project also includes 0.13 mile of a 12 foot right turning lane and 0.17 mile of a 12
foot acceleration lane added to SR515 (on its west side) at its junction with the proposed SR382
extension. The CR239/Old Highway 5 will be reconstructed south-north for 0.29 mile to account
for subsequent grade changes due to SR382 improvement and to account for new turn lanes at
the new intersection. The project is located in Gilmer County near Ella Gap. The typical section
will be two 12 foot lanes with 10 foot shoulders (6.5 feet paved) to accommodate bike traffic.
The length of the project is approximately 0.79 miles on SR382 and 0.29 miles on CR239/Old
Highway 5 and 0.30 miles on SR515 for a total of 1.88 miles.

Two signs are posted at the intersection advertising an open house to discuss the project’s details. The event is scheduled for August 21st at the Gilmer County courthouse from 5pm to 7pm.

For more information the engineering study can be found here.

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