WHAT         Georgia DOT’s maintenance crews are set to work today through Friday on mowing the roadsides of State Route (SR) 140 and SR 3 in Bartow County, SR372 and SR 369 in Cherokee County,

                    SR 156 and SR 1/US 27 in Floyd County, SR 382and SR 136 in Gilmer County, SR 225 and SR 2 in Murray County, SR 100 and SR 6 in Polk County, SR 189 and SR 58 in Walker County,

and SR 2 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, September 21 through Thursday, September 23, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.


WHERE       Bartow County: SR 140 and SR 3

Floyd County: SR 156 and SR 1

                   Gilmer County: SR 382 and SR 136

Murray County: SR 225 and SR 2

Polk County: SR 100 and SR 6

Walker County: SR 189 and SR 58

Whitfield County: SR 2 and SR 71