Mon., July 12, 2010 2:14pm (EDT)

411 Highway Connector In Legal Limbo
By Melissa Stiers
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Updated: 4 years ago

ROME, Ga  —  
A proposed DOT road would take out parts of  Dobbins Mountain. Photo by Melissa Stiers.
A proposed DOT road would take out parts of Dobbins Mountain. Photo by Melissa Stiers.
Plans to build a highway in north Georgia is pitting the state Department of Transportation against landowners and conservationists. The road would cut through a mountain in order to give people in Rome a straighter shot to Interstate 75 and Atlanta. Property owners have held it up with litigation for decades, and just when the DOT thought it had cleared a major legal hurdle, it was thrown more roadblocks. Melissa Stiers has this report.