We are neighbors from the communities affected by GDOT’s proposed expansion of Georgia Highway 20 between Canton and Cumming.

Together, we are advocating for long-term development that preserves the character of rural Cherokee and Forsyth counties, increases safety along Highway 20, and minimizes environmental and health concerns. 

GDOT’s current proposal would replace the existing 2-lane highway with a 6- to 9-lane highway with a 20-foot concrete median and concrete ditches on either side, displacing over 270 homes and businesses. While we recognize that safety concerns exist with the current highway and that development is inevitable, we believe that the current proposal:

  • Encourages rapid and dense development that is inconsistent with the character of rural Cherokee and Forsyth counties.
  • Physically divides the communities of Buffington, Macedonia, Lathemtown, Free Home, and Ducktown, as well as other rural communities along the highway.
  • Endangers residents and commuters with the introduction of additional traffic, including tractor trailers, and lack of protected left turns.
  • Introduces environmental concerns, including air and noise pollution, and significant loss of wetland habitats.

Click here to learn more about the impact this project will have on our communities.