Coalition for the Right Road (CORR) attended a Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) public forum in Cartersville last week about federally-funded projects, which includes the 411 Connector in Bartow County.
It was apparent that GDOT hoped to have as low attendance as possible, posting a public notice in the local paper only two days prior. They were ultimately successful, yet CORR was able to have several members protest GDOT’s proposed route for the connector and secure local media coverage of the event. CORR members were able to ask questions of GDOT, but unfortunately most were met with short answers, “I don’t know,” or “We don’t have that information.”
Local political candidates Tracy Bennett and Dan Ledford also stopped by to speak with CORR members. Both Bennett and Ledford are vocal supporters of an alternate route (Route G) and support CORR’s overall mission.
CORR will continue to attend any public GDOT meetings to register our opposition to Route D-VE. If you are interested in getting involved or attending future events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.