GDOT seeks input on updated STIP; Gainesville office to host one virtual session

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is seeking public comment on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The comment period will be open to the public through September 17 with one of the virtual sessions scheduled for Gainesville (GDOT District 1 which includes several northeast Georgia counties).

The STIP is the agency’s four-year plan for transportation and capital improvement. The STIP lists federally-funded projects statewide, except for those (such as Gainesville) that are located in Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO).

The STIP public involvement process gives all citizens and interested stakeholders the opportunity to provide input on how your tax dollars will be invested for the next four years. GDOT is hosting three Virtual Open House sessions for input on the STIP which can be viewed at the following website:

Virtual Open House Session Dates and Times: 

  • Sept. 5: Session 1 – Northern Region (Georgia DOT Districts 1 & 6), 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT
  • Sept. 7: Session 2 – Western Region (Georgia DOT Districts 3 & 4), 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT
  • Sept. 11: Session 3 – Eastern Region (Georgia DOT Districts 2 & 5), 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT

The website provides the opportunity to learn about the projects included in the STIP and allows you to offer comments through an online survey. Visitors to the site can view projects using an interactive mapping tool. Citizens wishing to view printed displays of the mapped projects for their GDOT District in person can do so by calling their GDOT district office to schedule a time to stop by during business hours Monday-Friday. District contact information is as follows:

District 1
1475 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Ste 100
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 532-5500

District 2
643 Hwy 15 S
Tennille, GA 31089
(478) 552-4600

District 3
115 Transportation Blvd
Thomaston, GA 30286
(706) 646-6900

District 4
710 W. 2nd Street
Tifton, GA 31794
(229) 391-5430

District 5
204 North Highway 301
Jesup, GA 31546
(912) 427-5711

District 6
30 Great Valley Parkway
White, GA 30184
(678) 721-5286

Your involvement in this outreach process helps inform us what you care most about, like commute times, safety, and beyond. Questions and comments regarding the STIP may also be sent to the Georgia DOT Planning Office at [email protected].