Effingham County is preparing a Transportation Master Plan to identify transportation needs and provide both short-term and long-term improvement recommendations.
Over the next six months, the county will be working with Pond & Company to develop a Transportation Master Plan which will identify high-priority locations for transportation improvements based on public input, existing traffic conditions and expectations about future growth and investment. Once identified, the county and Pond will analyze the challenges at these locations and develop a set of improvement recommendations that will relieve traffic congestion and improve roadway safety. These projects will be prioritized based on community goals, congestion relief, safety needs and the costs and impacts of construction. The final plan document will serve as a guide for future investment in transportation infrastructure throughout the county that considers the needs of the community and prepares Effingham County for the future.
The first steps in this process include getting feedback from major stakeholders and the entire Effingham County community. To do this, a public meeting will be held in the Clarence E. Morgan gym (1750 GA-21, Springfield) from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 3. A similar set of exercises will also be made available online at www.planningatpond.com/EffinghamTMP throughout February. Additional opportunities to provide input will also be posted on that website as well as through official county communication channels.