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DOT seeks review, comments
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JESUP–The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will be presenting the Draft FY 2011-14 Statewide Transportation Improve-
ment Program for public review and comment.
The STIP is a four-year program that identifies federally funded transportation projects for non-urban communities in rural Georgia for fiscal years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. These projects include, but are not limited to; new construction, operational and safety improvements, bridge replacements, and maintenance for interstates, state routes, and bridges. Additional projects include bicycle and pedestrian projects, transportation enhancement projects and public transit projects. 
The Jesup District Office will sponsor an Open House meeting where the public can view the Draft FY 11-14 STIP, view maps of projects in the local area, discuss project with GDOT staff, and formally offer comments. The meeting is open to the public and all constituents are encouraged and welcome to attend.
The Southeast Georgia meeting will be held on:  
Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the GDOT District 5 Conference Room
Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Statesboro Mall
The general public is invited to view projects planned for Appling, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Effingham, Evans,
Jeff Davis, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Ware, Wayne and Wheeler Counties. Projects for other counties in this region that are part of a metropolitan planning organization (areas with more than 50,000 in population) will be available for public comment in a separate meeting, at a later date. 
The Draft FY 11-14 STIP will also be available on the internet at  The Department looks forward to working with the public
during the development of the Draft FY 11-14 STIP.
The Nov. 2 general election ballot will include a proposed constitutional amendment to allow the Georgia Department of Transportation to enter into multiyear construction agreements to reduce long-term construction costs paid by the state. 
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