WHAT        Georgia DOT’s maintenance crews are set to work this week on mowing the roadsides of State Route

                     (SR) 61 in Bartow County; SR 16, SR 1 and SR 100 in Carroll County; SR 337 and SR 48 in Chattooga

County; SR 372, SR 369 and SR 5 Business in Cherokee County; SR 58, SR 136 and SR 189 in Dade

County; SR 5 in Fannin County; SR 100 in Floyd County; SR 225 and SR 2 in Murray County; SR 53

and SR 108 in Pickens County; and SR 2, SR 3, SR 201 and SR 71 in Whitfield 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:        Monday, June 8 through Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

WHERE      Bartow County: SR 61

                     Carroll County: SR 16, SR 1 and SR 100

                     Chattooga County: SR 48 and SR 337  

Cherokee County: SR 372, SR 369 and SR 5 Business

Dade County: SR 58, SR 136 and SR 189

Fannin County: SR 5

Floyd County: SR 100

Murray County: SR 225 and SR 2

Pickens County: SR 53, SR 108

Whitfield County: SR 2 and SR 71