Georgia DOT Open House scheduled for SR 36 realignment in Jackson

Map of proposed new roadway to connect state route 36 in Jackson
Proposed new roadway to connect SR 36 (GeoPI Photo)
Proposed new roadway to connect SR 36 (GeoPI Photo)

Georgia DOT has scheduled a public information open house to preview plans for a new two-lane connector road within downtown Jackson. The new roadway will serve to better align state route 36 and remove two ninety-degree turns currently required to navigate the state highway. Construction is scheduled for 2023.

The open house will occur from 5 to 7 p.m. July 12 at the Butts County Administration Building, 625 W. Third St., Jackson. Area residents are invited to attend, view the proposed plans, and submit commentary to Georgia DOT.

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