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.
Tue., February 5, 2013 8:45am
The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced it plans to begin working on 17 infrastructure improvement projects throughout the state. A new $8.7 million bridge will be built to replace an outdated and narrow structure spanning Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River new the Olympic rowing venue in Hall County.
Thu., January 17, 2013 3:23pm
State road crews are preparing for a long, cold night in north Georgia. Continued rain and falling temperatures will mean snow for areas north of Atlanta and Athens. Freezing temperatures will extend south to the Macon area. Forecasters and the state transportation department are warning drivers to watch out for black ice Thursday night and early Friday morning.
Mon., January 7, 2013 5:12pm
The Georgia Department of Transportation last week signed a contract to build the last nine-or-so miles of the Fall Line Freeway. Communities along the route are hopeful better access via the four-lane highway will mean new growth and new companies come to their areas.
Thu., January 3, 2013 11:27am
Georgia transportation officials have approved a contract for the final section of the Fall Line Freeway between Columbus and Augusta.
Wed., December 5, 2012 6:00pm
State transportation officials are requiring a $1,000 fine daily from a contractor for not completing a bridge on time.
Mon., December 3, 2012 8:03pm
Looming highway construction plans in Macon are heating up long-simmering resentment in the neighborhood that will be most affected, and reviving memories of what some call a dark page in America’s transportation history.
Fri., November 9, 2012 11:30am
The Georgia Department of Transportation is getting to work on $113 million in new road improvement projects statewide. The biggest project is a $56 million job to resurface 30 miles Interstate 16 between Laurens and Treutlen counties.
Fri., October 26, 2012 3:32pm
Georgia highway planners and historians are looking for remnants of the Old Dixie Highway. The state Department of Transportation is partnering with the Georgia Historical Society to collect memorabilia, photos and stories about the roadway. The nation's first north-south auto route moved around a lot but parts of it still exist.
Mon., October 22, 2012 4:17pm
The Georgia Department of Transportation is moving to purchase and preserve the boyhood home of rock n' roll pioneer "Little Richard" Penniman in Macon, one of dozens of properties GDOT is buying up to make way for the widening of Interstate 75.