Georgia Department of Transportation News

Deadly Crashes Involving Pedestrians on the Rise in Georgia

So far this year, 111 pedestrians have been killed on state roads – an increase of 16 percent from this time last year, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. In 2017, 260 pedestrians were struck and killed in the …

Georgia Considering Commercial Truck-Only Highway

Georgia transportation officials are exploring the idea of a separate highway for trucks only. It would be the first highway of its kind in the United States, said John Hibbard, the Georgia Department of Transportation’s operations director. WABE Radio reports …

Image System Promises to Identify Unsafe Traffic Intersections Before Accidents Happen

Could a traffic agency identify a potentially dangerous road intersection without first witnessing a collision? Three Kennesaw State University researchers and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) are attempting to answer that question as they near completion on a two-year …

Cause of 27-Car Pileup in Georgia Under Investigation

Georgia officials are investigating the cause of an accident on Interstate 75 in Bartow County that involved nearly 30 vehicles and sent several people to the hospital with minor injuries. The Georgia Department of Transportation tells news agencies that 27 …

Georgia Studying Semi-Only Lanes to Reduce Traffic, Improve Safety

Georgia transportation officials are studying how to add semi-only lanes for truck traffic on Interstate 75 between Macon and Atlanta’s southern suburbs. Georgia is trying to deal with a port of Savannah that’s expanding to handle more cargo and a …