Monday, September 17, 2007

We're underway on U.S. 78

The culmination of several years effort has finally resulted in the U.S. 78 median project getting underway. The importance of this project is evident by the nearly one hundred who attended the ceremonial 'cutting of the cord' to remove the reversible lane and light system on Friday, September 14th.

Those attending included representatives from both U.S. Senator Chambliss and Isakson as well as the offices of Congressman Linder and Lt. Governor Cagle. Numerous State, County, and City elected officials included State Rep. Melvin Everson, who serves on the House Transportation Committee; Commissioner Mike Beaudreau; and Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer, who serves as Chair of the Georgia Municipal Associations Transportation Committee. We were also fortunate to have current DOT Board Member Rudy Bowen and two past DOT Commissioners - Wayne Shackelford and Tom Moreland attend.

Most importantly, numerous representatives from Georgia DOT, Gwinnett DOT, consulting and contracting firms, and our local business and residential community joined in the ceremony.

At completion, this project will literally change our community and provide a catalyst for positive community growth for many years to come.

Thanks to all who attended and to all who have supported this project for many years. If interested, you may monitor the progress by visiting the Evermore CID website.

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