Watch for mowers along the highway

Watch for mowers along the highway

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Department of Transportation says that drivers should be aware that workers will be on the roadside in some counties.

They will be mowing and picking up litter this week on state routes in Lowndes and Echols counties, and on State Route 300 in Crisp County.

They will work from sunrise to sunset, Monday through Sunday.

GDOT says that timely litter pick-up and mowing cycles ensure that our roadways are clean and well maintained to attain the Department's goal of sustaining a safe, connected and environmentally sensitive transportation system.

Interstates are mowed up to four times during the mowing season, while other state routes are mowed up to three times. There are also extra litter removal cycles throughout the year. The contractor has already completed the first cycle of mowing and litter pickup along 105.4 miles of Interstate 75.

Other maintenance service contracts active in the southwest district of 31 counties are fence replacement, guardrail repair and/or replacement, herbicide, short line striping, vegetation removal and shoulder widening/pavement preservation.

Funding for the maintenance service contracts is possible due to the Georgia Transportation Funding Act (TFA) of 2015. This sustained annual revenue is being used to fund much-needed routine maintenance and capital improvements.

For more information about the TFA and projects near you CLICK HERE .

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