Henry Grady will be detour when Toto Creek bridge is closed


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – During its voting session Thursday (Aug. 15), Dawson County Commissioners will vote on making Henry Grady Highway the detour route when the SR 136 bridge at Toto Creek is closed. The meeting begins at 6 p.m in the Dawson County Government Center.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has designated the bridge as functionally obsolete. The closure of the roadway during construction will require all traffic to be detoured during the 8-to-12 months it will take to construct the new bridge.

Commissioners are also expected to vote on making changes to the Dawson County Transit testing policy to meet Federal Transportation Agency/GDOT regulations. When the changes are adopted, commissioners will also have to vote on an updated Title VI Plan.

There are a pair of rezoning requests on Thursday’s agenda.

Michael Reuter requests the rezoning of 11.29 acres at 244 Norma Road from Residential Agriculture to Commercial Industrial Restricted and Dan Mueller on behalf of BTD has requested rezoning 33.52 acres at Lumpkin Campground road from Residential Agriculture to Commercial Industrial Restricted.

Commissioners will vote on an amendment to Chapter 22 of the Dawson County Fire Safety & Prevention Ordinance. This ordinance was incorporated as Chapter 22 of the Dawson County Code of Ordinances, and its intended purpose was to address fire safety and prevention concerns;

 Commissioners will also vote on appointing Danny Thompson to the EMS Advisory Council, replacing Lanier Swafford and either County Manager David Headley or Betsy McGriff to the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission.



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