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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
sbarrow@dot.ga.gov | (404) 635-2899

State Access Management Engineer
 (404) 635-2827

Access Management District Offices

 District ACCESS Management Supervisor  Phone 
Northeast Georgia: District 1 (Gainesville)
Jason Dykes
District Traffic Engineer
jdykes@dot.ga.gov | (770) 533-8486
East Central Georgia: District 2 (Tennille)
Kedric Collins
District Traffic Engineer
kecollins@dot.ga.gov | (478) 553-3368
West Central Georgia: District 3 (Thomaston) Daniel Trevorrow, PE
District Traffic Engineer
dtrevorrow@dot.ga.gov | (706) 646-6676
Southwest Georgia District 4 (Tifton) Randy Rathburn, PE
District Traffic Engineer
rrathburn@dot.ga.gov | (229) 386-3435
Southeast Georgia: District 5 (Jesup) Cynthia Phillips
District Traffic Engineer
cyphillips@dot.ga.gov | (912) 530-4410
Northwest Georgia: District 6 (Cartersville) Michael Govus. PE ( interim)
District Traffic Engineer
mgovus@dot.ga.gov | (678) 721-5291
Metro Atlanta: District 7 (Chamblee) Megan R. Wilson, PE
District Traffic Engineer
mwilson@dot.ga.gov | (770) 216-3881