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.
The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to spend about $10 million to mitigate the impact of widening Interstate 75 in Macon. Those plans include buying the small two-bedroom home where Little Richard's family lived and moving it four blocks.
State transportation planners want to adjust the route for a proposed highway connecting the Rome and Cartersville areas more directly to I-75. The changes come in response to a federal ruling this summer that an 1867 manganese mine on Dobbins Mountain has historic value, halting federal money to the roadway because it would damage the area.
The state Department of Transportation decided Thursday to move ahead with plans for electronic speed limit signs on the northern part of Interstate 285. The technology will allow speed limits to change depending on traffic conditions.
A key link in the U.S. Highway 27 corridor of the Governor's Road Improvement Program has been launched. The Georgia Department of Transportation has authorized more than $26 million for work in Clay and Randolph counties in the north/south project.
The state Department of Transportation said Tuesday it plans to suspend all lane-closures related to construction work during the Labor Day holiday weekend starting Friday at noon and lasting until 5 a.m. next Tuesday.
Two former lawmakers from south Georgia have been chosen to lead a panel that helps determine Georgia transportation policy. Their promotions come in the wake of most Georgia regions, including metro Atlanta, rejecting a sales tax hike that would have paid for $18 billion in transportation projects.
A former mine in northwest Georgia could force state transportation officials to pick another route for the proposed U.S. Highway 411 connector in Bartow County. A federal official notified the state this week that the mine is historically significant and eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Georgia NAACP leaders want to know why one of the state's biggest contracting agencies isn't utilizing as many African-American companies as it can. The civil rights group is asking the US Justice Department to investigate Georgia's Department of Transportation. The NAACP says, only 2% of GDOT's contracts go to minority firms while 14% qualified.
Atlanta motorists will get a new experience when driving through a metro interstate overpass. State authorities opened the city's first so-called "diverging diamond" interchange at Ashford-Dunwoody Road and Interstate 285 Sunday.