As part of its integrated roadside vegetation management program, Georgia DOT Maintenance crews will begin their work on trimming overgrown vegetation along State Route (SR) 60 and SR 60 Spur in Fannin County and will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.,Monday, November 18 through Thursday, November 21, 2013, weather permitting.
GDOT maintains over 4929 miles of road shoulders in Northwest Georgia. Shoulder rebuilding maintenance operations often consist of reshaping continuous sections of road shoulder using a grader or
a truck-mounted material conveyor to restore the shoulder to its original condition. This same activity is
used for shoulder restoration following resurfacing projects. Safety is a top priority for Georgia DOT.
Highways with well-maintained shoulders have lower accident rates, as they provide space to make
evasive maneuvers, accommodate driver error and add a recovery area to regain control of a vehicle.
Shoulders also provide structural support to the roadway pavement and help discharge water further
from the travel lanes, reducing the undermining of the base and subgrade of the highway.