The success of the Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor’s environmental documents depends on full disclosure to the public and open decision-making on the part of the federal agencies involved.
In addition to ongoing public involvement efforts by project staff, the public will be afforded the opportunity to comment on GDOT’s actions during the following project milestones:
Public Involvement Open Houses (PIOH)
A PIOH provides an informal, open process for residents, property owners, business owners, elected officials and other interested persons to learn about the project. No formal presentation or public question-and-answer session is conducted. Instead, representatives of the project team and GDOT will describe the project to individuals and answer questions during a two- to three-hour period. The public comment period for the PIOH is ten days long, immediately following the event.
Public Hearing Open House (PHOH)
A PHOH is the same format as a PIOH, while being assigned the formality of a hearing with a focus on public review of the signed Draft EA. The public comment period for the PHOH is ten days long, immediately following the event.