Georgia DOT will be hosting a virtual meeting and Q&A session about the Bethlehem Road exit this Thursday, April 13, from 4–6 pm. In addition, the comment deadline is next Thursday, April 20.
The project plans to construct a new I-75 exit in Locust Grove. Construction looks to start in 2025.
Bethlehem Exit Meeting
The Bethlehem Exit meeting and Q&A session will be happening this week. It will be a virtual meeting. Georgia DOT staff will present an overview about the project and be available to answer your questions.
The virtual meeting is on Thursday, April 13, from 4–6 pm. Georgia DOT will post a link to the meeting on the day of the event. That link will be available here on the state DOT open house. Residents can also visit the open house now to view the project documents and submit feedback.
To submit feedback, enter the virtual meeting room at the link above. Once there, select the top three bars if on a mobile device and choose Public Comment. The deadline to submit comments is next Thursday, April 20.
The comment form allows residents to indicate whether they support or oppose the project. Residents do not have to put down any specific thoughts or questions to fill it out. Everyone who fills out the survey will receive a copy of the state’s response to comments. The DOT typically publishes this a few months later.
About the Project
The new Bethlehem Road exit will be a new interstate exit. The planned located is between state route 155 and Bill Gardner Parkway. The project would build a new roadway south of the existing Bethlehem Road. The new road would be four lanes to support traffic to and from the new exit.
As part of the project, the state is proposing four new roundabouts. On the west end of the project, there would be a roundabout at Bethlehem Road, Greenwood Industrial and Lester Mill. The exit would have two roundabouts on either side of I-75. Finally, there would be a roundabout near Bethlehem Road at state route 42. The project also plans two traffic lights on highway 42.
Learn more about the project history by checking out our previous article. Don’t forget to attend the virtual meeting on Thursday and submit your comments by April 20.
Featured image shows excerpts of the Bethlehem Road exit concept layout. Georgia DOT photo.