Bridge being demolished collapses, killing 1, injuring 2October 20, 2021 GMT
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — One worker was killed and two seriously injured when part of a bridge in Georgia collapsed into a river during early demolition work, officials said.
The three workers fell into the river Tuesday evening from the Access Road bridge on Interstate 20 in Newton County, east of Atlanta, news outlets reported.
Georgia hopes to reopen I-16 by next week after bridge crashJuly 15, 2021 GMT
SOPERTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they hope to reopen an interstate that connects much of Georgia to its coastline by next week after a crash knocked a bridge overpass from its support beams.
Crews plan to demolish the overpass above Interstate 16 so they can reopen that key route by next week, the Georgia Department of Transportation said.
Transportation officials award $9.8 million in resurfacing contracts for Southwest GeorgiaJanuary 24, 2018 GMT
TIFTON – Approximately 37 miles of area state routes will be resurfaced in Southwest Georgia at a combined cost of about $9.84 million following bids that were awarded last month, Georgia Department of Transportation officials said Tuesday.
Property sale to Georgia DOT to help fund new HVAC at Pepperell HighSeptember 6, 2017 GMT
The sale of 3.443 acres of property where the old Midway Primary School stands to the Georgia Department of Transportation will generate approximately $1.77 million for Floyd County Schools, to be put toward the cost of replacing the HVAC system at Pepperell High School, according to Superintendent John Jackson.
GDOT upgrading traffic lights in Ringgold, other North Georgia countiesAugust 3, 2017 GMT
gThe Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is upgrading five traffic lights throughout Ringgold, a project that has caused some traffic congestion downtown.
According to City Manager Dan Wright, the city recently requested the town's traffic signal lights have metal mast arm poles, as a way of keeping in line with the recent downtown streetscape project.
I-20 construction plans discussed at public information open houseJuly 12, 2017 GMT
AUGUSTA — North Augusta City Council member James Adams was a happy man during the public information open house hosted by the Georgia Department of Transportation on Tuesday.
The purpose of event was to provide information about upcoming construction on I-20 that will widen the highway on the South Carolina/Georgia border and replace the four existing bridges over the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal.
Gas tax money is flowingMarch 31, 2017 GMT
The Georgia Department of Transportation has dedicated more than $66 million to improving Floyd County's roads since a change in the state gas tax created a bigger pool of money.
"The state and the Legislature deserve a lot of thanks for coming up with that bill," County Manager Jamie McCord said.
Gas tax money flowing in Floyd County; more than $66M in state funds speed local projectsMarch 31, 2017 GMT
The Georgia Department of Transportation has dedicated more than $66 million to improving Floyd County’s roads since a change in the state gas tax created a bigger pool of money.
“The state and the Legislature deserve a lot of thanks for coming up with that bill,” County Manager Jamie McCord said.
DOT planning change to Nathan Dean Parkway intersectionMarch 22, 2017 GMT
A change is coming to a much used but also somewhat dangerous intersection on Nathan Dean Parkway as the Georgia Department of Transportation is planning to cut off turn access to prevent wrecks.
Rockmart city manager Jeff Ellis presented a plan to City Council members during their March 14 session which were forwarded along from the state DOT offices for what was being done to make the intersection safer.
Georgia DOT awards over $244 million in statewide projectsMarch 16, 2017 GMT
Northwest Georgia claims nearly four million dollars
CARTERSVILE, Ga.–The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has awarded 23 contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $244,142,102.
Stop in Rome is one of 3 potential routes for passenger train between Atlanta, ChattanoogaOctober 30, 2016 GMT
A stop in Rome would boost ridership on high-speed passenger rail service between Atlanta and Chattanooga, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation study, but Cartersville will likely remain the preferred route.