Georgia DOT has begun research on the history of road building in Georgia and the role that roads have had in the state’s history.
Road Building in Georgia
Learn about the history of road building in Georgia, from the 17th Century to modern times.
17th-18th Century Road Building Photo Gallery
Georgia's Old Federal Road
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Georgia’s Old Federal Road, the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration Georgia Division commissioned a project to study, record, and recount the history of Georgia’s oldest road. The result of this work, performed by the Centers for Archaeological Research and the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, is presented in two separate volumes:
Historical and Archaeological Study of US 80 (Louisville Road)
Georgia DOT also researched the Corduroy Road segment along US 80 in Chatham and Effingham Counties to determine how it was built. This research supplied insights into historical road building methods used in Georgia.