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Officials angered by DOT comments on Antioch Road/515 intersection

antioch church intersection

Photo / Angela Reinhardt

Construction of a new “RCUT” is nearly complete, but officials say GDOT has ignored local complaints about the project.

 

        Following an August 8th Progress article  where the Ga. Department of Transportation spokesperson discussed work installing a median at the Antioch Church intersection on Highway 515, the mayor of Jasper and a longtime Talking Rock council member issued harsh statements.

Talking Rock Council Member Cheryl Sams, who has served for years and previously as the mayor of the small town, said she felt the DOT had misled people. She particularly was chagrined that they ignored the complaints of citizens as well as official requests to stop that project by the cities of Jasper and Talking Rock. 

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