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GDOT spotlights work zone safety

6:00 am Apr. 14, 2016

State transportation officials this week are highlighting the importance of using caution in work zones as part of a national effort to reduce injuries and fatalities among road workers.

Their three-part message to drivers: “Pay Attention

Resurfacing of I-20 to cause lane closures, delays

6:00 am Apr. 7, 2016

I-20 is about to get the upgrades it has so desperately needed, but it’s going to come at the cost of lane closures and delays for commuters.

Starting on Friday, weather permitting, the Georgia Department of

Scary crash video highlights dangers of work zones

6:00 am Feb. 22, 2016

A recent close call for a Georgia deputy and transportation worker highlights the dangers that highway workers face and the need for drivers to use extreme caution when proceeding through a work zone.

On Jan. 24, a tractor-trailer slammed into a parked patrol vehicle as a Crisp County Sheriff’s deputy and Georgia Department of Transportation worker were directing traffic around a fatal wreck on I-75 at exit 104.

At the time, several

GDOT to public: stay off roads between 3 and 6 PM

11:14 am Jan. 22, 2016

State transportation officials are asking the public to avoid driving between 3 and 6 p.m. today — a key window when they want to start spreading brine and salt on roads and interstates in preparation

Comments pour in on Peachtree Road bike lanes

4:27 pm Dec. 2, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it needs more time to respond to more than 2,000 comments received about a proposal to add a center turn lane and bicycle lanes along Peachtree Road

Back seat belt use lags in Georgia

6:00 am Nov. 23, 2015

Rear seat passengers are three times more likely to die in a crash if they aren’t buckled up.

Yet Georgia is one of 22 states where adults in the back seat aren’t required to wear a

Speed limit signs malfunctioning on I-285

11:06 am Nov. 17, 2015

Officials at the Georgia Department of Transportation have said signs posted on opposite sides of the road often have problems “talking” to each other via wireless radio signals. Also, drivers have been plowing into the