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Georgia welcome centers to get facelift

...certain a lot of motorists stop in."We did not expect them to be as well traveled as they were," said Meg Pirkle, DOT's director of permit who oversees the logo program.The whole project is expected to take about $20 million. It will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-29/georgia-wel
Georgia roads: Bad, getting worse

...less in taxes for each mile driven. Five proposals Road-construction advocates offer a handful of ideas for boosting DOT's finances.One is simply to increase the gas tax. No one has offered a specific amount publicly yet. But Georgia's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-09/georgia-roads-bad-gettin
Pardon Our Mess: Faint lane stripes on Washington Road

...maintenance or repair to the state DOT maintenance office, which is passed along to a contractor.ACTION PROMISED: The DOT's Augusta Area Maintenance office staff advised they would check the area and determine the limits of the area in need of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-29/pardon-our-mess-faint-lane-st
Augusta interested as Georgia looks at rail expansion

...comments will be looking at how rail intersects with other forms of travel."What I would like to see in the Georgia DOT's updated rail plan is a commitment to follow-through, particularly in the areas of safety and infrastructure," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-04-09/augusta-interested-georg
Dorothea Milam

...four years she has resided at Davis Personal Care Home in Martinez and there became part of the wonderful Davis Family. Dot's family would like to thank Priscilla, Frankie, Jennifer and Gail for their loving care. Thanks also go to Cindi, Tom...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000170681874
Pardon our mess: Traffic island on Mike Padgett Highway

...RESPONSIBLE: Georgia Department of TransportationACTION PROMISED: Spokeswoman Cissy McNure said the issue has been put on DOT's high priority list. District Traffic Engineer Kendrick Collins has said the department will evaluate the issue at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-17/pardon-our-mess-traffic-islan
Blame the right people

...financial mismanagement? Did Deal and Cross demand answers from the DOT? No. They ordered us to support paying for the DOT's irresponsible shenanigans, and Cross even tried to silence citizens who spoke against TSPLOST during public forums on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-02-06/blame-right-people
State Infrastructure Bank delays vote on $550 million interstate projects

...knows how much the federal government will spend and any changes to the list could alter the formula.The projects on DOT's list are:? Improving the I-85 and I-385 interchange and widening I-385 in the area to six lanes at $240 million? Widening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-25/state-infrastructure-bank-del
Report says S.C. needs $30 billion more for road repair, transportation

...would need to find another $29.3 billion.The state motor fuel tax, which has been 16 cents per gallon since 1987, is DOT's main source of funding. Revenue from the tax has declined because of improved vehicle fuel efficiency and higher costs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-08/report-says-sc-needs-30-billi
Major Columbia County road projects will greet visitors next year

...local option sales tax."My goal is to have it under construction by the first quarter of next year," he said.The DOT's River Watch Parkway extension likewise should be under construction by year's end, Schlachter said, and will include...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-20/major-columbia-county-ro