With Georgia Department of Transportation board members in Macon on Wednesday and Thursday for meetings, Bibb County officials showed them the sites of some projects and talked about the need for more funding.
Chief Administrative Officer Steve Layson said he didn’t know if the moves — including a Thursday talk by himself and County Engineer Ken Sheets — would speed up projects.
“It definitely doesn’t hurt, because we spent a lot of time with DOT board members as well as the commissioner of DOT,” he said.
Projects talked about included the Sardis Church Road extension to Ga. 247, opportunities for more freight rail projects between Savannah’s expanding port and Brosnan Yard, the Interstate 16/Interstate 75 connector, Forest Hill Road and Jeffersonville Road. Commuter rail was not discussed, he said.
Layson said county officials also broached the idea for land swaps near the Museum of Arts and Sciences, which hopes to expand nature trails on land now owned by the DOT.