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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.