Posted: Friday, February 14th 2014 at 8:59am
GDOT's latest battle with Old Man Winter over; public's role applauded
By Ken Stanford Staff
Crews out of the Gainesville office "worked diligently" for over 84 consecutive hours on the 5,600 "lane" miles of interstates and state routes in the 21-county northeast Georgia district. (GDOT file photo)
GAINESVILLE – The Georgia Department of Transportation is pulling back following the latest battle with Old Man Winter - and the boss at the district office in Gainesville is applauding the public for its part in the fight.
“By staying off state routes and interstates, you gave GDOT room to work in the travel lanes. We were able to remove winter precipitation and treat the roadways more efficiently. With your help, a (forecast) ‘catastrophic' weather event became better than expected on our road network. We are grateful for your partnership with us,” proclaimed Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith.
Crews out of the Gainesville office "worked diligently" for over 84 consecutive hours on the 5,600 "lane" miles of interstates and state routes in the 21-county northeast Georgia district.
And, though, things are returning to normal, Smith says GDOT will continue to monitor roadway conditions in the region and respond to icing if it reoccurs.
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