Any area that has a contiguous population of 50,000 or more should submit their project needs to their local Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The typical policy group for this organization is composed of the local county and city officials, transportation providers such as GDOT, and citizen members. The policy group oversees the development and updates a three-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP prioritizes projects that will be developed and constructed with funding that has been assigned to them by the GaDOT. The final decision is then forwarded by the Department to the Governor's office for his approval.
GDOT is charged with the responsibility of developing the prioritization of projects that will be developed and constructed in areas less than 50,000 in population. GDOT does this in cooperation with county and city officials, our Family of Partners which includes organizations representing transportation operations (rail, ports, bikeways, public transit, aviation and highways), their employees, environmental and conservation groups, as well as interested citizens. Review and input is received through numerous annual regional forums, as well as a yearly meeting with each county.
Following is a list of some of the more common non-roadway uses of federal highway money:
Remember that there are 3 owners and operators of highways in Georgia: state, city and county. The Georgia DOT is responsible only for state highways (these are routes with Interstate, U.S. or Georgia route numbers.) Call your Georgia DOT District Office. Please give as specific location as possible and the nature of the problem.
Field DistrictsDistrict 1 - Northeast: (770) 718-3924District 2 - East: (912) 552-4656District 3 - West: (706) 646-6257District 4 - Southwest: (912) 391-6852District 5 - Southeast: (912) 530-4075District 6 - Northwest: (770) 387-4081District 7 - Atlanta: (770) 986-2801
You can call 511, our free, 24-hour-a-day travel information phone service, for the latest information regarding projects and traffic congestion that may impact your travel plans. Visit www.511ga.org to learn more. You can also get real-time travel information at www.georgia-navigator.com.
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