The Rockdale Department of Transportation is responsible for the maintenance of all county roads including more than 500 miles of roads, streets, bridges, sidewalks and more. In addition to routine pothole repairs, the department oversees the implementation of the Resurfacing and Pavement Maintenance Programs.
The Road Resurfacing Program provides for a variety of pavement maintenance techniques including resurfacing, patching, milling, leveling, hot-mix recycling and occasionally full reconstruction in order to improve the condition of the pavement. Another technique that will be employed will be Full-Depth Recycling, which involves pulverizing the existing pavement and base material to provide a stable base on which a new asphalt overlay is applied. These techniques greatly improve the condition of the pavement and minimize or eliminate the need for full pavement reconstruction which is extremely expensive. Much of the County’s Resurfacing Program is funded through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Some additional road resurfacing has been approved as part of the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant Program (LMIG).
The Pavement Maintenance Program uses a variety of pavement treatment techniques to improve pavements that are generally in fair condition to good condition, thereby extending the life of the pavement and reducing long-term maintenance cost. Depending on the condition of the pavement some of the treatment techniques employed may include: crack sealing, patching, fog seal, slurry seal, chip seal, heat-scarify, and heat & overlay. In addition to county general funds, this program is currently funded through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).
The Rockdale County Transportation Department is responsible for a myriad of county road work including but not limited to:
- Pothole Repairs
- Crack Sealing
- Shoulder Maintenance
- Maintenance, Scraping and Gravel Replacement on County Unpaved Roads
- Side Walk, Curb and Gutter Repair
- Tree and Debris Removal From County Right of Way
- Deceased Deer, Dog, or Cat Removal From County Right of Way
- Mowing and Trimming of County Right of Way
- Traffic Signal Repair and Maintenance
- Traffic Sign Repair, Replacement and Maintenance
- Pavement Markings
- RPM Replacement
- 24-Hour, On-Call Staff for Emergencies (accident assistance, inclement weather and natural)
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Rockdale County Department of Transportation
2570 Old Covington Highway
Conyers, GA 30012 Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday
(Emergency services provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.)
Jerry Willis, Field Operations Manager
Russell Heyman, Roadside Maintenance Supervisor
Gary Pruitt, Right of Way Maintenance Supervisor
David Smith, Paving Supervisor
For concerns within the City of Conyers contact the City of Conyers Department of Public Works and Transportation at www.conyersga.com 770-785-6690.
For concerns along State Roadways, contact the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) at www.dot.state.ga.us 404-635-8000/ 770-986-1011.
*This department NO LONGER provides the removal/burial of horses or cows per ordinance change dated May 7, 2013.