Valdosta Residents Invited To Comment On Future Construction

By: Greg Gullberg Email
By: Greg Gullberg Email

By: Greg Gullberg

Valdosta, GA - Valdosta residents can give their in-put on major construction projects for the next three years.

The Valdosta - Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization is hosting an open house Tuesday. You can stop by anytime to their offices at 327 W. Savannah Ave right in downtown Valdosta between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Of course you don't have to wait for the open house. You can submit your thoughts through September 3rd. Comments can be submitted via phone at 229-333-5277, by email at, or by fax at 229-333-5312.

A copy of the plan is available at libraries in Berrien, Brooks, Lanier and Lowndes counties and on the website

Projects include interchange work at Exits 2, 22 and 29 on Interstate 75 at a combined cost of more than $30 million. Federal dollars will cover $24 million and state dollars will pay the rest.

Locally funded projects include the widening of Jerry Jones Drive from Gornto Rd. to Oak St, at a cost of $500,000; the widening of Forrest Street from Park Avenue to Bemiss Road at a cost of $7.2 million, and additional work at I-75 exits 22 and 29, at a local cost of $2.4 million with an additional $24 million in federal funds and $6 million in state funds.

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