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​Georgia DOT Centennial


Celebrating A Century of Simply the Best in Safety, Service & Innovation!

Celebrating A Century of Simply the Best in Safety, Service & Innovation!

 
Centennial Student Art Contest

2016 is the year of Georgia DOT’s Centennial. For 100 years we’ve strived to develop a transportation system that is now the 10th largest in the country. Our work has contributed to an exceptional quality of life for residents; expanded opportunities for businesses; made the state an attractive destination for tourists; and improved the overall economic development of the state.

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Georgia DOT.. For nearly 100 years we’ve accomplished a transportation system that is now the 10th largest in the country.  It has led to a better quality of life for residents, tourists, businesses and improved the overall economic development of the state.

      Centennial Celebration Events

        Timeline

         Historical Documents

        Historical Photos


        Centennial Collaterals Toolkit

        Road Trip & Regional History

        Historical Maps

         

        Congratulations From Our Transportation Partners

        Arizona DOT

        March 29, 2016

        Dear Commissioner McMurry:

        Arizona had been a state for just four years when the Georgia Highway Department was created in 1916. Our region was part of New Spain when Georgia was shaping what would become the United States of America as a member of the Thirteen Colonies. It is with that respectful nod to history that the Arizona Department of Transportation sends congratulations to the Georgia Department of Transportation on your 100th anniversary.

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        Upcoming Events Date Time Details
        Centennial Display Exhibit (West Central Region) 06/1/2016 8:30AM - 5:30PM

        ​Display available from June 1 - July 2 at the West Point Welcome Center (I-85N), P.O. Box 526, West Point, GA 31833

        Centennial Display Exhibit (East Central Region) 07/5/2016 8:30AM - 5:30PM

        ​Display available from July 5 - 28 at the Augusta Welcome Center (I-20E), P.O. Box 211090, Martinez, GA 30917.

        Centennial Display Exhibit (Southwest Region) 08/1/2016 8:30AM - 5:30PM

        ​Display available from August 1 -26 at the Valdosta Welcome Center (I-75N), 5584 Mill Store Rd, Lake Park, GA 31636 .

        Centennial Display Exhibit (Northwest Region) 10/10/2016 8:30AM -5:30PM

        ​Display available from October 10 - November 4 at the Ringgold Welcome Center (I-75S), P.O. Box 784, Ringgold, GA 30736

        Centennial Display Exhibit (Metro Atlanta Region) 11/7/2016 8:30AM - 5:30PM

        ​Display available from November 7 - 30 at GDOT's Metro Atlanta regional office, 5025 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee GA 30341

        Centennial Display Exhibit (GDOT Headquarters) 12/5/2016 8:30AM - 5:30PM

        ​Display available from December 5 - 30 at GDOT Headquarters, 600 W. Peachtree St NW (4th floor),  Atlanta, GA 30308



         
        1916-2016

        History of Georgia Department of Transportation

        Published By the University of Georgia

        This document provides an overview of the Georgia Department of Transportation over the past century (1916-2016).  it covers the beginning of road building in the south in the early 1900s, the Great Depression and the expansion of the interstate system.

         
         

        Congratulations From Our Transportation Partners