Because Christmas Day falls on a Tuesday, GDOT is anticipating more travelers on Georgia's highways during the holiday period.
The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, through midnight Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, for holiday travelers. The exception will be incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures that could become necessary, according to a press release issued by GDOT. Also, crews may still be working, and heavy equipment may remain staged in close proximity to highways. Safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures remain in place. GDOT anticipates more travelers than usual during the holiday period with Christmas Day falling on a Tuesday. The department reminds travelers to exercise caution due to the heavy …
The ACLU of Georgia confirmed it has been approached by the Ku Klux Klan for assistance after the Georgia Department of Transportation denied the KKK's application to adopt a stretch of road in Union County.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Georgia Department of Transportation Tuesday denied a request from the Ku Klux Klan to adopt a stretch of roadway in Union County, Ga. According to a GDOT press release, the department, after consultation with Gov. Nathan Deal, denied the request. "Maintaining the safety of our roadways is this Department’s foremost mission," the GDOT press release stated. "Encountering signage and members of the KKK along a roadway would create a definite distraction to motorists." The GDOT also advised the section of roadway listed in the application was ineligible due to the posted limit exceeding 55 mph. "Further, promoting an organization with a history of inciting civil disturbance and social unrest would present a grave concern to the Department…