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Meeting to be held on Winder streetscapes project

WINDER -- Residents can learn about an upcoming enhancement of Winder's downtown street during a community information session Thursday.

Georgia Department of Transportation engineers will be on hand to answer questions about the project, which is expected to be complete by the end of the summer of 2014.

"This project will rebuild not only the roadway through downtown but change the look of Winder through the enhancement or streetscape work," said Bayne Smith, Georgia DOT district engineer serving Northeast Georgia. "We want to share information with you about the project. Please stop by the Community Information Session if you can. If you can't attend Thursday, you can get project information through our District Office."

Those who cannot attend the open house -- scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Winder Community Center on East Athens Street -- can contact Teri Pope at tpope@dot.ga.gov to get details or schedule a speaker to come to speak to a group or office.

A contract for the construction was awarded to G.P.'s Enterprises Inc. of Statham for $4.9 million.