A hearing will be held in the next few weeks on a planned safety upgrade at the intersection of Hwy. 15 (the Commerce-Jefferson Road) and South Apple Valley Road.
The Georgia Department of Transportation will take input on the project from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, in the jury assembly room at the courthouse in Jefferson.
The area has become more congested due to the opening of the East Jackson elementary, middle and high schools, all of which can be accessed off Hwy. 15 via South Apple Valley Road.
Right-of-way acquisition began in February and constructed is planned to begin in June. Hwy. 15 will be closed for approximately 60-90 days to complete the project and South Apple Valley Road will be closed on the Hwy. 15 end for a time as well.
The plans have been in the works for over a year. The project involves both local and state road funds.