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Posted on: February 13, 2018

February 2018: Regional Freight Plan Adopted

GHMPO Regional Freight Study_Final Report Cover1

The GHMPO Policy Committee voted to adopt the Regional Freight Study on February 13, 2018. This study was conducted from September 2016 through December 2017 by CDM Smith, the consultant team hired by GHMPO. The primary purposes of the Regional Freight Study were to:

  1. Assess the current freight infrastructure in Hall County and Jackson County
  2. Develop a plan based on latest federal, state, and regional policies
  3. Support the development of a future FAST Act compliant Regional Transportation Plan as it relates to any applicable freight provisions
  4. Address safety and connectivity based on the proposed new Interchange, Exit 14, near State Route 13/Atlanta Highway
  5. Recommend areas for improvement, and
  6. Identify specific freight projects for the region



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