Georgia DOT Hosts Open House for S.T.I.P.

October 25, 2012

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, known as the STIP, is Georgia’s four-year transportation and capital improvements program. The STIP is a listing of federally-funded transportation projects within the state that are anticipated to be funded during fiscal years 2013 through 2016.

The STIP is developed in coordination with the citizens of Georgia, interested stakeholders, and in direct cooperation with local governments.

The Gainesville District Office will sponsor two Open House meetings where the public can view maps of projects in the local area, discuss projects with GDOT staff, and formally offer comments.

The first open house is scheduled for Thursday, October 25th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Helen City Hall. A second open house is scheduled for Thursday, November 1st from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jackson County Parks and Recreation Departments in Maysville, GA.

The STIP and the open house information only include projects planned in counties that are not designated as “metropolitan.” These Northeast Georgia counties are included in the STIP: Elbert, Banks, Dawson, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White.