Georgia Department of Transportation

Georgia Department Of Transportation

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Georgia Department of Transportation

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The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is the organization in charge of developing and maintaining all state and federal roadways in the state of Georgia. In addition to highways, the department also has a limited role in developing public transportation and general aviation programs. GDOT is headquartered in downtown Atlanta and is part of the executive branch of state government.

GDOT has broken up the state of Georgia into seven districts in order to facilitate regional development. Each district is responsible for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the state and federal highways in their region.

Ground transportation

Highway system

The state of Georgia has 1,244 miles of interstate highway within its borders. Georgia's major Interstate Highway are I-95, I-75, I-16, I-85, I-20 . Other important interstate highways are I-24 and I-59. I-285 is Atlanta, Georgia's perimeter route and I-575 connects with counties in north Georgia on I-75. The Georgia Department of Transportation maintains only 16 percent of the roads in the state. The other 84 percent are the responsibility of the counties and cities; 75 percent of those roads are county roads.

The Freeing the Freeways program is a project which involved widening some of the freeways in Atlanta, Georgia. The project took 17 years to create, cost...
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