September 2016: Regional Freight Study Undertaken

The Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization has undertaken a regional freight study. This study will assess the current freight infrastructure in Hall County and western Jackson County. It will then identify specific freight projects for the region and areas for improvement.

This study will also look into the Martin Road corridor. To address resident concerns along this road, this study will identify up to three alternate corridors connecting the proposed new interchange, Exit 14, on I-985 and State Route 53/Winder Highway while diverting traffic away from Martin Road.

This study will be completed by December 31, 2017.