A public information open house to share information on the modifications to the area of the Georgia DOT’s proposed US 411 Connector project in Bartow County is scheduled for Thursday, March 18, 2010, from 4 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Cartersville Civic Center, located at 435 West Main Street in the city of Cartersville.

The proposed project calls for a new US 411to I-75 connection by constructing a rural freeway on a new location between the existing US 411/US 41 interchange and the current State Route (SR) 20 east of I-75, with a new I-75 interchange. Plans also include interchange improvements at US 41. The project would begin at the intersection of US 411 and US 41 and extend to SR 20 east of I-75, for a distance of 7.31 miles.

This is the sixth Georgia DOT public open house associated with the US 411 Connector. The first was held on April 29, 2004 and the fifth on February 12, 2008. Collectively, these previous five public meetings were attended by over 1300 area residents who received information, asked questions, shared ideas and express their preferences and concerns about this project.

The public is invited to attend this informal open house, view the project’s study area maps and displays, ask questions, and share their ideas and comments.