Public Comment | Bass Rd. Widening

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Notice is hereby given that the public comment period has begun for amendments to the FY 2018 – 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Long Range Transportation Plan Update (LRTP) for the Macon Area Transportation Study (MATS) region, covering all of Macon-Bibb County, and portions of Jones and Monroe counties.  This amendment concerns a new project for the widening of Bass Rd. from Providence Blvd. to New Forsyth Rd.  Specifically, the following actions are proposed:

  • Add GDOT Project #0017121 (expansion of Bass Rd. from New Forsyth Rd. to Providence Blvd.) to MATS 2040 LRTP Chapter 6 – Roads & Bridges Projects List;
  • Revise project description for current Bass Rd. Phase 3 in MATS 2040 LRTP Chapter 6 – Roads & Bridges Projects List to extend from Providence Blvd. to Zebulon Rd.;
  • Remove existing Bass Rd. Phase 1 and Bass Rd. Phase 2 from MATS 2040 LRTP Chapter 6 – Roads & Bridges Projects List;
  • Amend MATS 2040 LRTP Chapter 8 – Fiscal Assessment to reflect the change in available funding balance associated with the previously listed changes, and demonstrate continued fiscal balancing;
  • Amend the MATS FY 2018 – 2021 TIP to include those phases of GDOT Project #0017121 which are anticipated in fiscal years 2020 and 2021

Click here for the project description, the updated LRTP project list, and a summary of the fiscal impacts

Public comments will be received until the end of the working day on January 31, 2020.  Any comments can be sent to the following address: Macon-Bibb Co. Planning & Zoning, c/o MATS, Suite 300, 200 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201.  Comments can also be sent via e-mail to or please call (478) 751-7460.