Access Management

Driveway & Special Encroachment Permits

Access Management involves providing (or managing) access to land development while simultaneously preserving the flow of traffic on the surrounding road system in terms of safety, capacity, and speed. Access Management applies to all types of roads and streets. It calls for setting access policies for various types of roadway, keying designs to these policies, having the access policies incorporated into legislation, and having the legislation upheld in the courts.

Access Management views the highway and its surrounding activities as part of a single system. Access Management extends traffic engineering principles to the location, design, and operation of access roads that serve activities along streets and highways. Access Management addresses the basic questions of when, where, and how access should be provided or denied, and what legal or institutional changes are needed to enforce these decisions. In a broad context, access management is resource management, since it is a way to anticipate and prevent congestion and to improve traffic flow.



Access Management State Office (Atlanta)

Sharmelda Jacobs Barrow
State Access Management Supervisor
(404) 635-2899


Cory M. Thomas
State Access Management Engineer
(404) 635-2827



Access Management District Offices

Northeast Georgia: District 1 (Gainesville)
Jason Dykes, PE
Assistant District Traffic Engineer

East Central Georgia: District 2 (Tennille)
Kedric Collins
District Traffic Engineer

West Central Georgia: District 3 (Thomaston)
Daniel Trevorrow, PE
District Traffic Engineer

Southwest Georgia District 4 (Tifton)
Randy Rathburn, PE
District Traffic Engineer

Southeast Georgia: District 5 (Jesup)
Joseph Capello, PE
District Traffic Engineer

Northwest Georgia: District 6 (Cartersville)
Chris Raymond, PE
District Traffic Engineer

Metro Atlanta: District 7 (Chamblee)
Megan Wilson, PE
District Traffic Engineer​​​​​​​​



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