Ashebrooke
Barrett Downs
Belmont
Bentley Farms
Bentley Hill Estates
Big Creek Township
Brannon Woods
Brighton Lake
Calamar
Castleberry Place
Castlebrooke
Coventry
Creekside
Creekside Estates
Dressage
Dressage
Enclave at Fieldstone
Estate at Creekside Fenwick
Fieldstone
Fieldstone Glen
Fieldstone Park
Forest Brooke
FoxCreek
Georgetown
Hampton Forest
Heritage Manor
Hunters Walk
Hutchinson Trace
Ivey Manor
Kentmere
Liberty
Longwood
Majors Ridge
Notting Hill
Oak Knoll
Oakmont
Pine Creek
Pinnacle Glen
Polo Fields
Post Gate
Preserve at Fieldstone
Providence Plantation
Rogers Crossing
Ryans Bluff
Sheffield
Silver Leaf
The Court at Bethelview Downs
The Villas at Castleberry Township
Valley Stream
Vickery
Vickery Downs
Vickery Lake
Vickery Springs
Wade Valley
West Castleberry Road
Weybridge
Whitfield
Wills Orchard
Wynfield

Creekside Homeowners
Concerned
over
SPLOST VII Castleberry Road Widening

On September 7, a standing room only crowd met with D-3 Commissioner Todd Levent at the Creekside Clubhouse.  Patrick Bell, D-4 Commissioner, County Engineer Tim Allen, and County Attorney Ken Jarrad were also present.  After a presentation of SPLOST VII projects, discussion focused on the proposed widening of Castleberry Road to a 4 lane Parkway with 20’ raised median.  No reason was provided for why the road needed to be widened to 4 lanes and Mr Levent said he favored 3 lanes.  

Commissioner Bell, from district 4, stated that he would continue to vote for the 4 lane project because previous boards had approved it.  He apparently did not know that after research two boards favored the three lane approach including one board that discredited the FC Engineering’s traffic study by ordering it to be re-done. Since 2004, Creekside and other Castleberry homeowners have researched the facts and met with County Commissioners and engineering firms in an attempt to downsize the road to 3 lanes on a 3 lane pad.  Two previous BoC’s agreed that 3 lanes would better serve the 1,000 homes along Castleberry. The specific homeowners plan includes:

The 3 lane road provides all the necessary safety improvements and road capacity and preserves the residential nature of our neighborhoods.  It prevents Castleberry from becoming an alternative to Hwy's 9 and 20 with added traffic, speeds, and commercial developmentAt the same time, it saves $4.4 million of the proposed $9.4 million and allows the County to use that money on projects in other districts.  The homeowners were pleased that Levent listened to the residents and will present their views to the BOC so that the plan for Castleberry can be changed to a 3 lane road.

Current Homeowner efforts are to convince the board  that  a 3 lane road on a 3 lane pad is best for the County - - - - -  - - - - as opposed to the FC Engineering Dept’s wish to build a 4 lane pad which would invite commercial  and high density residential development.  One homeowner  at the meeting stated that “18 wheelers running thru a residential area and past a grammar school made no sense!!”. Others remarked that if the BoC did not change the plan to 3 lanes, the  defeat of SPLOST VII  at the polls was a certain way to stop the 4 lane plan.