The Department of Transportation anticipates low visibility throughout South Georgia due to a fire in Arabia Swamp located in Clinch County. Beginning this evening and continuing through the week heavy smoke and shifting winds may reduce visibility on roads and highways.
In a cost-saving measure, the state opened bidding Monday for private organizations to manage highway rest centers. The Georgia DOT is looking for private companies interested in sponsorship and advertising space at the state’s 26 rest areas and welcome centers.
State transportation leaders addressed a controversial road project at a public hearing Thursday evening in north Georgia.The Department of Transportation hosted the forum in Cartersville to review federally funded projects.
As the state Department of Transportation is in over its head with a major budget crunch, some Georgia motorists are in over their heads, too, literally… with grass. The Georgia DOT has reduced highway cleanup this year due to tight funds. In the past crews cut the grass on state highways four times a year. But lately the DOT’s budget is the only thing getting cut.