Transportation & Public Works Department

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College Ave.Low Bridge Warning Device

The Traffic Engineering staff are nearing completion of a new detection/warning system on College Avenue for the railroad bridge.

The system is installed on 8 poles (4 on each side of the bridge). The first 2 poles have laser sensors that are set to the minimum height allowed. When the sensors are activated by an over-height vehicle, the second set of poles are alerted. The pole placement is designed to allow the driver sufficient distance to turn around using existing side streets or driveways. A driver will have 4 signs activated for warning, along with the existing signs which remain attached to the bridge.

Staff is installing this system as an "off system" safety project with funding assistance from GDOT as a safety measure to reduce bridge impacts. The full system is scheduled to be in operation early November.


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 Our Mission

Our staff is committed to ensuring a high quality of life for current and future generations living in Athens-Clarke County by providing safe and efficient:

  • Roadways, bikeways, and walkways
  • Traffic control and guidance systems
  • Public stormwater collection and conveyance systems

For more information about each of our divisions please visit:

Engineering Division

Stormwater Management Division

Streets and Drainage Division

Traffic Engineering Division


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