What would grow into GDOT, the 10th largest transportation system in the country, began in 1916 as a federal and state partnership formed to implement the Federal Highway Act. In recognition of the department’s 100-year milestone, Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation declaring 2016 as the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Centennial year.
Commissioner McMurry directs his focus toward the future.
“While a centennial is a time to reflect on the past, it is also a time to look ahead to new challenges. Drones, connected vehicles, self-driving cars – these are just a few of the evolving technologies that will have a tremendous impact on transportation in the not-too-distant future. In the next century, Georgia DOT will continue to embrace change and rise to meet new challenges, break new barriers and positively impact more lives.”
A historical timeline, maps, and photos are available to be viewed online; and statewide events are planned throughout the year.