Tag Archives: Georgia Department of Transportation

GDOT Awards Resurfacing Projects (Includes Decatur, Grady, Miller, Mitchell and Early Counties)

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Contact:  Nita Birmingham District Communications 229.326.5435 Southwest Georgia… Road and Bridge Projects Awarded to Benefit SW Georgia   TIFTON – A Georgia Department of Transportation $3.3 million construction contract to widen a busy section of U.S. 280 in Cordele demonstrates how a relatively small investment can have a major impact. U.S.… Read More »

NEWS: Severe Weather Possible Monday Night, I-85 Collapse Details, Arrest Reports and More

ATLANTA, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Below is a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation concerning the collapse of Interstate 85 in Atlanta. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE) – Bainbridge and Decatur County arrest reports for Friday, March 31, 2017 ATLANTA (CBS46) – One of three people charged in connection to the fire that caused a portion of I-85 to collapse appeared… Read More »

I-85 Collapse: GDOT Updates

Below is a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation concerning the collapse of Interstate 85 in Atlanta. PRESS RELEASE Fulton County, Georgia Seven Hundred Feet of I-85 to be Removed and Replaced: $10 Million in Federal Funds Approved from US DOT Georgia DOT Commissioner and Local Officials Update on I-85 Roadway Collapse in Metro Atlanta After… Read More »

GDOT: List of Impassable State Routes

For Immediate Release: Sunday, January 22, 2017 Contact: Nita Birmingham District Communications 229.326.5435 Southwest Georgia GDOT Responding to Trees, Debris on State Routes TIFTON – Local Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance employees have been responding as needed to felled trees and other debris blocking state routes. Reports began coming into the Transportation Management Center on Saturday night, but… Read More »

Bainbridge Bypass Southbound Lanes Closed All Weekend

In a Friday press release, the Georgia DOT announced that the Bainbridge Bypass southbound lanes (from Highway 84 West to Shotwell Street) will be closed for bridge repairs this weekend.  The road will be detoured through town and a temporary traffic signal will be installed at the bypass off-ramp at Highway 84 West.  The north bound lanes will… Read More »

TRAFFIC: Bainbridge Bypass Bridge Under Construction

Traffic on the Bainbridge Bypass will be affected for the next few months as the Georgia Department of Transportation works on the Flint River Bridge.  According to officials with the DOT, construction will begin this weekend and will include improvements to the sides, painting, and underneath.  While crews are working, one lane will remain open in both the… Read More »

GDOT: Highway 97 North (Vada Road) to See Traffic Shift

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 Contact: Katina Lear 404.631.1825 Decatur County… Traffic Shift Coming to State Route 97/State Route 309 Georgia Department of Transportation crews will shift traffic on State Route 97/State Route 309 beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13 to a newly constructed portion of the roadway and bridge. The shift… Read More »

Georgia DOT Celebrates 100th Birthday

100 YEARS OF THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Celebrating a Century of Safety, Service and Innovation ATLANTA – Today is the 100th birthday of Georgia Department of Transportation. Exactly a century ago—on August 16, 1916— the seeds were planted for what would grow into the Georgia DOT. The rutted dirt roads, not fit for bicycles and automobiles, were… Read More »

Georgia DOT partners with popular driver info app, Waze

Real-time roadway information sharing from drivers                                       ATLANTA—Georgia Department of Transportation today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, the free, real-time crowdsourced navigation app powered by the world’s largest community of drivers. Designed as a free, two-way data share of publicly available traffic information, the Connected Citizens Program will promote greater efficiency, deeper insights and safer roads for citizens… Read More »

Southwest Georgia Roads and Bridges To Benefit from $8.4 Million in Projects

TIFTON – The state Department of Transportation has awarded projects totaling $8.4 million to replace four off-system bridges and upgrade safety on local roads in southwest Georgia. Georgia DOT awarded 55 contracts for statewide construction and maintenance projects totaling more than $171.3 million. These projects were advertised for bids in May, bids were received in June and contracts… Read More »

Georgia DOT announces new contracts in our area, part of U.S. 84 to be resurfaced

ATLANTA (June 10, 2016) | On June 8, 2016, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced it awarded 37 contracts for statewide construction projects totaling over $82.7 million. These projects were advertised for bids in May and awarded on June 3. The projects include resurfacing 13.3 miles of SR 38 in Grady and Thomas counties and 18.3 miles… Read More »

SW Georgia Road Resurfacing and Bridge Replacement Projects Awarded

TIFTON, GA – A smoother ride on portions of four state routes and construction of a new bridge to replace one built in 1958 are coming to southwest Georgia. Earlier this week the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced the award of 24 contracts for statewide projects totaling $89.7 million. The projects were advertised for bids in January… Read More »

Several SW Georgia State Routes Getting Fresh Road Stripes, New RPMs

What: Weather permitting, Ozark Striping Co., a contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation, will be installing new road stripes in Brooks County and new raised pavement markers (RPMs) in Early and Seminole Counties. This is a slow-moving operation that requires rolling lane closures. Motorists are asked to use caution, reduce speed and remain alert to changing traffic… Read More »

DOT: Railroad Crossing Makeover on Us 19/Thomasville Bypass in the City of Thomasville

Detour Starts This Monday Thomasville, Ga. – At the request of CSX Railroad, the Georgia Department of Transportation announces a road closure in conjunction with construction on the railroad crossing on US 19 between Commercial Drive and State Route 122 in Thomasville. US 19/Thomasville Bypass will be closed at the railroad crossing and traffic detoured beginning Monday morning,… Read More »

Drivers urged to be on lookout for deer crossing roadways this fall

New map breaks down county-by-county when drivers should be more vigilant Athens, Ga. — Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It’s also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. UGA researchers have completed a county-by-county analysis of when motorists… Read More »

Part of U.S. 27 in Decatur County still closed after 5-inch deluge on Tuesday

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for parts of Bainbridge and Southwest Georgia, after three inches of rain fell within a span of two hours on Tuesday afternoon. While the official total was 3.13 inches, Decatur County Public Works said it received 5 inches of water in its rain gage on Airport Road in West Bainbridge.… Read More »

DOT: What to do when new BHS traffic light goes live

BAINBRIDGE– the Georgia Department of Transportation announces the new traffic signal at the intersection of US 84/State Route 38 at Bearcat Boulevard (Bainbridge High school) will be fully operational at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 29. The Department urges motorists and pedestrians alike to be aware of a new traffic environment in this area. Be patient and cautious as… Read More »

Civic leaders celebrate as new traffic signal to go up in front of Bainbridge High School next week

On Tuesday morning, the City of Bainbridge was pleased to hold a Traffic Signal Celebration at Bainbridge High School to recognize the upcoming installation by the Georgia Department of Transportation of a traffic signal at the entrance to the school. Special guests included Representative Darlene Taylor, Representative Jay Powell, Senator Dean Burke, and Johnny Floyd of the Georgia Department… Read More »

Motorists asked to plan ahead, be patient as GA DOT repairs & improve highways across Georgia

Tifton GA, – Plan ahead, drive alert and watch for work zones. That’s the advice to motorists from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) as an active summer construction season gets into full swing with projects beginning or underway throughout the state. In Metro Atlanta, roadway construction, bridge replacement, resurfacing, sign upgrades and striping will occur on every… Read More »