Thu., May 23, 2013 12:00pm
A film that documented the recovery of an unmarked graveyard in Middle Georgia has won two awards in an international film festival focused on human culture. The film was a collaboration among the Department of Transportation, Georgia Public Broadcasting and New South Associates, Inc.
Sun., May 12, 2013 10:40pm
Musician Little Richard Penniman received an honorary degree from Mercer University in his hometown of Macon, the same weekend he learned that his boyhood home there will be preserved.
Fri., April 26, 2013 3:57pm
Road projects won’t be held up anymore because the state is widening or repaving an interstate highway nearby. A recently signed tweak to transportation funding law could move projects along because it exempts interstates and freight corridors from what’s called “congressional balancing.”
Wed., April 24, 2013 12:00pm
State transportation officials are planning new toll lanes on an interstate south of Atlanta, in Clayton and Henry counties. Georgia Department of Transportation officials outlined the plans during a public meeting Tuesday in McDonough.
Mon., April 8, 2013 5:00am
The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced it is working on 19 transportation projects aimed at improving infrastructure throughout the state.
Fri., March 8, 2013 3:26pm
After five fatal crashes and hundreds of accidents in the last 14 months, Interstate 516 in Chatham County is falling under the scrutiny of Georgia's Department of Transportation. Savannah Traffic Engineering Director Michael Weiner requested the investigation. He says the collaboration between state and local law enforcement is necessary to fix the problems.
Wed., March 6, 2013 11:00am
The Georgia Department of Transportation is being asked to investigate safety concerns raised by police about the design of a Savannah bypass where crashes have killed five people in 14 months.
Wed., February 13, 2013 11:00am
Georgia Department of Transportation officials say thieves have stolen hundreds of metal storm grates from highways throughout metro Atlanta. Department of Transportation spokesman Mark McKinnon said the nearly 600 thefts happened within the past three months.
Thu., February 7, 2013 4:35pm
Authorities are trying to determine what, if anything, could have prevented Wednesday’s 27 car pileup on Interstate 16 west of Dublin. The morning rush hour accident killed four people and injured nine.
Thu., February 7, 2013 9:01am
One westbound lane of Interstate 16 remained closed early Thursday, a day after 27 cars and trucks collided in a fiery pileup. Georgia Department of Transportation officials said the right, westbound lane is expected to be closed until noon Thursday. The chain-reaction accidents around 8:10 a.m. Wednesday killed four people and sent nine others to a hospital.