River Levee Trail nearing completion, will offer new views of river

...tailrace and near the raw water pumping station.The $1.7 million project was funded by a $925,000 Georgia Department of Transportation grant, canal authority funds and some special purpose local option sales tax dollars.

Work continues on high-traffic routes in Richmond, Columbia counties

...way, Mike Padgett Highway, Wrightsboro Road and Old Petersburg and Old Evans roads, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.Bobby Jones Expressway from Deans Bridge Road to Gordon Highway is the first project set to finish...

Don Grantham elected chairman of State Transportation Board

...elected chairman of the State Transportation Board, the policy-making and governing authority of the Georgia Department of Transportation, according to a news release.Grantham, elected Friday, is a former member of the Augusta Commission...

Downtown Development Authority approves transforming traffic boxes into art

...already been completed.In total the project will cost about $1.2 million, with 80 percent funded by the Georgia Department of Transportation and the remainder paid by the city. Woodard said the GDOT requirements made the process seem lengthy...

Georgia roads: Bad, getting worse

...state maintenance standards or the 11 percent of state-owned bridges due for major rehabilitation.The Georgia Department of Transportation only has enough money to resurface 2 percent of roads per year."If you have to wait 50 years to see...

DOT awards contracts for 2 projects

ATLANTA -- Two road projects totaling $16 million for the Augusta area got the go-ahead from the Georgia Department of Transportation Monday.Washington Road will get a passing lane between Leah and Pollards Corner and a new bridge over...

Sheriff's office reverses course on Calhoun closing

...p.m.Though some city officials were left scratching their heads, Cissy McNure, a spokeswoman for Georgia Department of Transportation, said the sheriff's office had sought the closure to do some filming.A little more than a hour after...

Augusta Commission, Utilities reach $290,000 settlement with contractor Pittman Construction

...the widening of Bobby Jones from four lanes to six has been delayed to at least Dec. 22, according to Georgia Department of Transportation. DOT spokeswoman Cissy McNure in June attributed the delays to weather and other issues, including difficulty...

Georgia firms eye commercial uses of drones

...Moultrie to educate farmers and the agricultural sector, and possibly some demonstration flights.The Georgia Department of Transportation funded a $75,000 study completed this year by Georgia Tech researchers to count vehicles on the highway...

Holiday travel boom expected

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to scale back construction during the heavily traveled holiday period but motorists this season may be replacing one headache...