Hundreds Gather To Protest Proposed Tifton Bypass

| August 23, 2013

orange cones truckHundreds of Tifton residents gathered Thursday night to ask questions to state DOT officials about the proposed bypass, one that would allow truck traffic on Carpenter Road.

Although the majority of residents say a bypass is indeed needed, it is the proposed route that has them concerned. Heavy truck traffic and increased noise on Carpenter seem to be the main problems residents have with the proposed bypass- not to mention the $52 million price tag.

City Commissioner Donnie Hester told WALB that based on what other commissioners have said, “it’s not going to happen.” DOT officials likely must now return to the drawing board and come up with a new proposed bypass route.

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