Fri., September 21, 2012 1:54pm
Georgia roads will be getting more sidewalks and bike lanes. The state's transportation board voted this week to adopt a so-called "Complete Streets" policy. The plan requires bike and pedestrian accomodations on new highways depending on their size, location and traffic flow.
Wed., August 29, 2012 8:30am
The state Department of Transportation said Tuesday it plans to suspend all lane-closures related to construction work during the Labor Day holiday weekend starting Friday at noon and lasting until 5 a.m. next Tuesday.
Thu., August 9, 2012 9:02am
Georgia lawmakers are considering Gov. Nathan Deal's pick for a statewide transportation post. A special House subcommittee will consider Carr's nomination during a public hearing Thursday. Carr is a former director of the Georgia Republican Party.
Mon., July 16, 2012 3:32pm
An endangered bat is the latest potential setback for a planned road offering better interstate access to Rome and Cartersville. The rare animal lives in nearby Gilmer County and also could be living in Bartow County where the highway would go, according to some of the project’s opponents.
Fri., July 13, 2012 3:10pm
A study by the state Department of Transportation found Georgia’s airports generated more than $62 billion for Georgia’s economy and 471 thousand jobs. But the lion’s share came from Hartsfield-Jackson airport, while smaller airports struggled.
Mon., June 11, 2012 10:00am
A Ku Klux Klan group wants to join Georgia's "Adopt-A-Highway" program for litter removal, which could force state officials to make difficult decisions on the application.
Mon., June 4, 2012 10:30am
Atlanta motorists will get a new experience when driving through a metro interstate overpass. State authorities opened the city's first so-called "diverging diamond" interchange at Ashford-Dunwoody Road and Interstate 285 Sunday.
Sat., June 2, 2012 8:50am
The Georgia Department of Transportation authorized contracts for 16 new infrastructure improvement projects across the state Friday. The largest project award was $27.8 million to resurface 22 miles of Interstate 75 in Bartow and Gordon counties.
Wed., May 9, 2012 10:30am
The Georgia Department of Transportation says it has awarded $73.7 million in contracts for road improvements across the state. Among the projects: a new interchange on Interstate 75 south of Calhoun in Gordon County, replacing the Broad Avenue Bridge in Albany, and widening two miles of S.R. 347 near Lake Lanier in Hall County.
Wed., April 25, 2012 8:30am
Gov. Nathan Deal is appointing a political adviser as Georgia's transportation planning director. Toby Carr will have a key role in deciding which projects get funded with the state's $2 billion annual gas tax budget.