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Meeting to discuss improving Paulding road system May 8
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Paulding residents will get the chance next week to tell government officials where changes are needed to improve traffic flow and safety in the county.

A public meeting is scheduled for May 8 in Hiram to share information and receive feedback on the county government’s Paulding Comprehensive Transportation Plan update.

The meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Events Place at 855 Hiram-Douglasville Hwy. in Hiram, directly across the street from Ben Hill Strickland Sr. Memorial Park.

The purpose of the meeting is to obtain feedback from county residents and others affected by the road system about existing traffic and transportation conditions. They will also take suggestions on where improvements are needed and identify where transportation challenges are being seen.

According to Paulding DOT Director Scott Greene, the key measure of success will be how involved the public is in helping the government update the plan.

“We need to know if the recommendations for moving our county forward make sense to our citizens,” he said.

The plan covers Paulding County and the cities of Dallas, Hiram and Braswell.

The Comprehensive Transportation Planning program assists local governments by defining countywide transportation goals, needs, and priorities. The updated plan will examine all modes of transportation and their interconnections to identify how the travel demand anticipated over the next 20-year plan period can be best accommodated.

Presentations will be made at 5:45 pm and again at 6:45 pm. Public participation is very important to the success of the study process.

A web site has been established as a tool for the public to stay informed throughout the study process. An online survey is currently posted to obtain additional information about the public’s transportation preferences and experiences. The web site address is www.pauldingctp.us. Those wishing to comment may also send emails to contact@peqatl.com.

Information: visit www.pauldingctp.us.

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