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 Russell McMurry and members of the State Transportation Board join Governor Nathan Deal as he signs the GDOT Centennial Proclamation.

Commissioner Russell McMurry and members of the State Transportation Board join Governor Nathan Deal as he signs the GDOT Centennial Proclamation.

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.”

Burke Main Street 1915

Burke Main Street 1915

A historical timeline, maps, and photos are available to be viewed online; and statewide events are planned throughout the year.