Public hearing set for SR 13

BUFORD -- A public hearing is scheduled for Oct. 4 to discuss the proposed widening of State Route 13 in Buford.

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the city of Buford will have the hearing from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Buford City Hall. The meeting will be an open house format, and won't have a formal presentation.The project includes the widening of SR 13/Buford Highway/Atlanta Highway from Sawnee Avenue in Buford to south of SR 347/Friendship Road in Hall County."This project will improve the traffic flow through the area by creating additional lanes for vehicles and sidewalks on both sides of the roadway for pedestrians," DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith said in a news release.

Those unable to attend the public hearing may send comments about the project to Glenn Bowman at the DOT, 600 West Peachtree Street, NW, 16th floor, Atlanta, 30308. Comments must be received by Oct. 18.

After the open house, plans can be viewed at the Georgia DOT District Office located at 2505 Athens Highway in Gainesville.