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The Policy Committee is the decision making body for the organization. It is made up of the following officials or their designees:
Mayor, City of Gainesville Mayor, City of Flowery Branch Mayor, City of Oakwood Chairperson, Hall County Commission Chairperson, Jackson County Board of Commissioners Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation
The Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) provides recommendations from a technical perspective on the plans and programs adopted by the GHMPO. The voting membership is made up of administrators, engineers and planners from the member jurisdictions, Hall Area Transit and GDOT. The non-voting membership includes representatives of various State and Federal transportation agencies, local law enforcement, school boards and major local institutions.
The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) provides recommendations from the public’s perspective, and consists of 19 appointees from the member jurisdictions as follows: Hall County (8), Gainesville (5), Flowery Branch (2), Oakwood (2), Braselton (1), and Jackson County (1).
The GHMPO staff, housed in the Hall County Planning Department, administers the planning program and provides technical guidance and administrative support to the committees.
The LRTP, also called Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), is a collective effort to address the development of a community-wide transportation system. The Plan proposes a balanced transportation system, taking into account considerations such as personal mobility, growth management, regional economic development, neighborhood preservation, environmental concerns and citizen participation. The goals are consistent with the policies established by local agencies and jurisdictions. Link to RTP Update Webpage.
The TIP is a four-year plan detailing the expenditure of state and Federal transportation funds within the GHMPO planning area. The projects come from the LRTP with higher priority projects being placed on the TIP project list. Projects must be approved by the GHMPO and programmed into the TIP in order to be implemented. Link to 2018-2021 TIP.
The TIP contains information on funded project improvements to be made over the next four years. The TIP has a complete project list and details of specific projects. Link to 2018-2021 TIP.
Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning OrganizationP.O. Drawer 1435Gainesville, GA 30503
• Congestion and need are evaluated by GDOT. • Traffic studies and other planning is conducted. • Alternate route studies are collected. • Preliminary relocation studies are collected and evaluated. • An environmental impact study is prepared. • Preliminary engineering is accomplished and public hearings are held. • Location of the corridor is approved. • Design and detailed plans are prepared. • Right of Way personnel contacts property owners. • Real estate market studies, evaluations, appraisals and detailed relocation studies are conducted. • Comprehensive appraisal and evaluation review by Right of Way representatives is conducted. • Negotiations begin. Needed property is acquired by agreed settlement with the owner. Relocation assistance is provided when applicable. • Payment is made to the property owner and the title is transferred. • Condemnation of property is instituted, if necessary. • Appeals are made, if necessary, with regard to real property tax reimbursement. • Appeals are made, if necessary, with regard to relocation benefits. • The highway project is advertised to contractors to submit their bids. • The bids are reviewed by department members and contracts are awarded by GDOT. • The highway is built. • The highway is opened for public use.
Typically, it takes 7-12 years to build a project after it is funded. This time could be shorter or longer depending on the complexity of the study.
Please contact your local public works department:
Hall County Public Works Department
City of Gainesville Public Works Department
City of Flowery Branch Public Works Department
City of Oakwood Public Works Department
Town of Braselton Public Works Department
Jackson County Public Development Department
If you cannot find project details in the RTP or the TIP, contact the following departments for further assistance:
GDOT District One Office
Town of Braselton Public Works Department