Fri., April 13, 2012 11:00am
The Georgia Department of Transportation is warning drivers in South Georgia to look out for roads obscured by smoke from a wildfire burning in northern Florida. DOT officials said smoke from the large fire is expected to push into parts of southern Georgia through this weekend.
Mon., February 27, 2012 9:00am
The Department of Transportation has spent about $50,000 combating the elements statewide this year, mostly in northeast Georgia. That compares to nearly $2.6 million last winter spent scraping away packed ice and snow in northeast Georgia alone.
Thu., February 2, 2012 8:44am
A coalition that has raised concerns about a proposed connector between U.S. 411 and Interstate 75 in Bartow County says the habitat of a protected flower could be negatively affected by the planned route.
Thu., January 19, 2012 1:00pm
Georgia officials said planning continues for optional toll lanes on interstates 75 and 575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties north of Atlanta, even though the state Department of Transportation had canceled bidding for the project last month.
Thu., December 22, 2011 8:53am
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the state Department of Transportation reported there were 1,244 highway deaths in Georgia in 2010. That’s a drop of nearly 4 percent and continues a five-year slide.
Mon., December 12, 2011 7:27pm
Federal officials say the Georgia Department of Transportation and a Tennessee construction company have agreed to pay one of the largest fines in the history of the federal Clean Water Act. The fine settles possible violations during highway expansion projects. U-S Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency officials say, the Tennesse company and the Georgia agency will pay $1.5 million in penalties and spend $1.3 million more to resolve environmental issues.
Fri., September 23, 2011 3:38pm
The state has certified Dobbins Mountain in northeast Georgia as a wildlife refuge. People opposing a plan to cut a highway through the land hope this will force the state Department of Transportation to abandon the route.
Thu., September 8, 2011 8:06am
The chairman of the Georgia Department of Transportation says Commissioner Vance Smith has resigned. State Transportation Board Chairman Rudy Bowen says he accepted Smith's resignation on Wednesday. The Columbus, Ga., native served as a state representative from 1993 until he was elected DOT commissioner in 2009.
Wed., August 10, 2011 5:01pm
Northwest Georgia and Atlanta regional officials are scheduled to propose their wish lists for a possible transportation tax Thursday. And with that, all of Georgia's twelve transportation regions will have wish lists ready to show voters. The lists detail how officials plan to spend a proposed penny sales tax for road and other projects.
Thu., July 28, 2011 4:39pm
A key state senator is speaking out against a controversial highway project in northwest Georgia that's been tied up in litigation for decades. Republican Senator Jeff Mullis of Chicamauga says the Highway 4-11 connector in Rome is needed, but he’s urging state and federal transportation officials to choose a different route.