WHAT Georgia DOT’s maintenance crews are set to work today on mowing the roadsides of State Route (SR)
293, SR 61 and SR 20 in Bartow County, SR 1/US 27 in Chattooga County, SR 60 and SR 60 Spur in
Fannin County, and SR 1 in Floyd County. Work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and
5:30 p.m., weather permitting.
The Georgia DOT maintains more than 750,000 acres of highway right-of-way. That amounts to a lot
of grass to mow, brush and weeds to control, and land to maintain. Some of this roadside land is located
in the medians of divided highways and the interiors of interchanges. GDOT has developed a responsive
roadside management program that benefits many. Some of the major benefits of this program include
fewer accidents by GDOT mowers on dangerous slopes; reduced mowing saves money for tax payers
and GDOT; pleasing roadside appearance; less erosion of roadsides; and restricts growth of unwanted
vegetation. GDOT spends approximately $44 million annually on mowing and litter pickup. It is
done for safety, vegetation control, improved drainage, and aesthetic reasons.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 1`2 through Friday, November 14, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
WHERE Bartow County: SR 293, SR 61 and SR 20
Chattooga County: SR 1
Fannin County: SR 60 and SR 60 Spur
Floyd County: SR 20 and SR 101