The area highlighted in blue is a portion of Ga. Highway 42 that will be widened.

LOCUST GROVE – The Georgia Department of Transportation has approved the location and design of a project that would widen a portion of Ga. Highway 42.

The project will widen the highway from Bill Gardner Parkway to Peeksville Road in Locust Grove, right in front of Locust Grove City Hall.

A proposed additional 11-foot southbound lane will transition into the through-lane from Cleveland Avenue south to the intersection of Ga. Highway 42 and Peeksville Road.

The existing southbound lane will transition to a left-turn drop lane at the intersection of Ga. Highway 42 and Peeksville Road. The project also contains curb and gutter with 5-foot sidewalks on the southbound side.

The project is located entirely in the city limits of Locust Grove.

Typically, maps or plats of projects would be available for public review at GDOT’s offices. However, due to current measures brought on by the coronavirus COVID-19, it may not be possible to access public buildings at this time. Anyone with questions or concerns about the project is asked to call or email Kraig Collins, the area engineer for the District 3/Area 1 office, at krcollins@dot.ga.gov, and at 706-646-7631.

Any interested party may obtain a copy of the drawings, maps or portions by paying a nominal fee and requesting in writing to:

Kimberly W. Nesbitt

Office of Program Delivery

Attn. Ameenah Saleem, Project Manager

600 West Peachtree Street NW, 25th Floor

Atlanta, GA 30308


Any written request or communication in reference to the project or notice should include the project and PI number (#0015823).

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A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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