What is On My Heart and Mind Right Now!
Recently, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) held a public information Open House concerning their proposed solution for the traffic problems and delays of GA Hwy. 162 and Salem Road. As many of you know, the state has been discussing and looking for possible solutions for numerous years. The solution, as proposed now, may cause several issues for our church in the future and has myself and several other members very concerned.
The GDOT is proposing to move GA Hwy. 162/Salem Road west of its current location starting about two-tenths of a mile north of Spring Road in an arc and rejoin the current Salem Road between near Salem Circle. The current stretch of Salem Road where the arc starts and ends will be renamed Salem Campground Road.
As proposed, our church will lose all visibility to the traffic flow of the new stretch of road. People will have to go out of their way to find our church not only on Sunday mornings but for any other times where we are offering ministry opportunities to our community.
Besides the loss of visibility, some of our other concerns are:
You can contact the GDOT online at www.dot.ga.gov/PS/Public/PublicOutreach. From the menu, select "Newton County" and click GO. Select the SR162/Salem Road Improvements Project. Then CLICK on the comment section, follow the directions and leave your comments. You can also mail your concerns to Mr. Eric Duff, Georgia Department of Transportation, 600 West Peachtree Street NW, 16th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30308. Please prayerfully consider doing this for YOUR church and for our work in our community. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at your convenience. Thank you for this and for what you do and give to Salem.