The Georgia Department of Transportation said in a news release that it has awarded a $176.2 million contract to build variable-rate toll lanes on a stretch of Interstate 75 in Henry and Clayton counties. The lanes are supposed to improve the congested interstate corridor south of Atlanta.
Georgia transportation officials are restricting road construction during the Fourth of July holiday period to make travel easier. The state Department of Transportation says the construction-related lane closures will be restricted from noon Wednesday through 5 a.m. July 8.
Georgia transportation officials are planning to hold public meetings on proposed rail service between Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C. There are six potential corridor route alternatives. Officials say others may also be evaluated if they're identified during agency and public scoping meetings.
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.