No.  GDOT is only interested in who owns the road.  If a municipality owns the road but has an agreement with a neighboring government to provide maintenance, this does not change the ownership of the road.

Alleys must meet the following criteria to be included in GDOT data:

  • They must be named public roads
  • They must have a traffic control device at the terminus where they intersect with another road
  • These will be the only roads that could possibly be one lane but two-way.

If the local jurisdiction believes they do have alleys that meet these requirements, but are not represented in GDOT data, then they will need to go through the standard reporting process to get them into GDOT's system.  Please direct them to the "Local Road Activity Form" for this process.  It can be found here: http://www.dot.ga.gov/DriveSmart/Data/Documents/LocalRoadActivityForm/LocalRoadActivityForm.pdf

No.  Any new roads identified will have to go through the Georgia DOT process to be on boarded into the data set.  The same is true for roads that are newly abandoned but still show in GDOT's data.  If either of these situations arise, the jurisdiction owning the roads in question can report this to GDOT via the regular process of reporting through the "Local Road Activity Form".  This form may be found at the following web address: http://www.dot.ga.gov/DriveSmart/Data/Documents/LocalRoadActivityForm/LocalRoadActivityForm.pdf

No.  GDOT already has the information to support MAP-21 reporting for all state highways.  This effort will focus only on locally owned roads.

  1. Ownership - What Jurisdiction does the road belong to. GDOT's data is verified against local data where available
  2. Operation - Is the road One-Way, Two-Way, or does it have Reversable lanes.  GDOT's data is verified against local data where available
  3. Number of Lanes - Number of through lanes on the roadway. GDOT's data is verified against local data where available
  4. Surface Type - Is the road paved or unpaved.  GDOT's data is verified against local data where available
  5. Median Type - Is the median grass, soil, or concrete. GDOT's data is verified against local data where available
  6. Traffic Control Devices - What type of device controls the intersection; stop sign, traffic light, yield.  GDOT's data is verified against local data where available.  This data element is slightly different in that there will also be an effort to collect this information if local sources do not have it.
  7. Road Name - The name of the road for all local roads.  This data element will be collected directly from local sources.

MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (P.L. 112-141), was signed into law by President Obama on July 6, 2012. Funding surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2014, MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted since 2005. Part of this legislation contains new reporting requirements for the State of Georgia.  These new reporting requirements are the impetus for Georgia's MAP-21 Data Program.