Roads & Bridges

Traffic Advisory

On Friday, September 14, 2018, Athens-Clarke County will begin construction on a roundabout at the intersection of South Milledge Avenue and Whitehall Road. Expect lane closures, and please allow for extra time when traveling this route. 

After schools are out for the summer in 2019, Athens-Clarke County will close the entire intersection to travel from the Oconee side to complete the roundabout project.

Mission
The essential mission of the Roads & Bridges Department is to repair and maintain all County primary roads and residential streets and rights-of-way, as well as traffic signs and signals and storm water drainage.

Responsibilities
  • Major Road repairs done in preparation for resurfacing, with and without GDOT assistance.
  • Pothole and surface repairs to all County roads and streets.
  • Grading, graveling, and improving dirt roads in preparation for asphalt surfacing.
  • Maintenance and repairs to surface drainage ditches, pipes, and culverts.
  • Maintenance of grass, trees, shrubs, and general condition of County rights-of-way.
  • Placement, repair, and maintenance of traffic signs and signals.
  • Maintenance and repair of side and center striping on all County roads.
  • Removal of litter, dead animals, and other debris from County roads.
  • Operation of County vehicle fueling facility.
  • Repair and maintenance of all departmental vehicles and equipment.
  • Winter snow and ice control as necessary.
  • Response to citizen requests and problems.