Transportation

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The Newton County Transportation Department is responsible for the planning, development and maintenance of the County’s roadway and drainage infrastructure, including over 750 miles of paved and unpaved roadways and right-of-ways.

The Transportation Department is responsible for developing long-range transportation plans and capital work plans for resurfacing, safety improvements and drainage improvements.

Divisions

The Transportation Department includes the Engineering Division which provides design, construction oversight, inspection and project management for capital projects, maintenance projects and other developments.

Fleet Maintenance is also a part of the Transportation Department. Fleet provides in-house repair and management for the County’s fleet including the Sheriff's Office, Fire Services, Solid Waste, Roads and other departments.

Paving

Newton County paves and resurfaces roads with funding from the General Fund, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and, mainly the Georgia Deportment of Transportation's Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG).

LMIG LIST

ROAD NAME

BEGINNING

ENDING

LENGTH

(Miles)

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

DISTRICT

Rocky Plains Road

SR 162

Lummous Rd.

1.70

Patch and Resurface

1

Shenendoah Dr.

Cul-de-sac

Cul-de-sac

0.70

Patch and Resurface

1

Wehunt Rd.

Covered Bridge Rd.

Dirt Road Section

0.49

Patch and Resurface

1

Pickens Rd. South

Rocky Plains Rd.

Cul-de-sac

0.48

Patch and Resurface

1

Cobb Road

Dixie Road

End

0.26

Patch and Resurface

1

Ashford Cove

SR 142

Cul-de-sac

0.27

Patch and Resurface

1

Little Mill Rd.

Covered Bridge Rd.

Wehunt Rd.

0.35

Patch and Resurface

1

 

 

Sears Rd.

McGiboney Rd.

Galloway

0.47

Patch and Resurface

2

McGiboney Place

McGiboney Rd.

Cul-de-sac

0.68

Patch and Resurface

2

DOVE LANDING SUBDIVIISON

 

Dove Landing

Dove Point

Cul-de-sac

0.18

Patch and Resurface

2

Dove Point Circle

Dove Landing

Cul-de-sac

0.13

Patch and Resurface

2

Covey Lane

Doves Nest

Cul-de-sac

0.08

Patch and Resurface

2

Beaver Dam Court

Upper River Rd.

Cul-de-sac

0.18

Patch and Resurface

2

Oak Hill Circle

Oak Hill Rd.

Oak Hill Circle

1.44

Patch and Resurface

2

Windward Drive

SR 162

Cul-de-sac

0.35

Patch and Resurface

2

Slades Mill Lane

Brown Bridge Rd.

Cul-de-sac

0.18

Patch and Resurface

2

THE SPRINGS OF ELLINGTON

 

Hazelhurst Dr.

Desota Dr.

Cul-de-sac

0.41

Patch and Resurface

2

Lantana Lane

Hazelhurst Dr.

Middleton Drive

0.13

Patch and Resurface

2

Desota Dr.

Middleton Dr.

Jericho Drive

0.18

Patch and Resurface

2

Champions Chase

Hazelhurst Dr.

Middleton Drive

0.06

Patch and Resurface

2

Grayson Lane

Jericho Drive

Desota Dr.

0.11

Patch and Resurface

2


 

ROAD NAME

BEGINNING

ENDING

LENGTH

(Miles)

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

DISTRICT

Johnson Rd.

Duncan Rd.

Hightower Rd.

0.90

Patch and Resurface

3

Northwood Oak Ct.

Duncan Rd.

Cul-de-sac

0.10

Patch and Resurface

3

Almon Church Rd.

Railroad

J.T. Wallace

1.32

Patch and Resurface

3

Mountain Trace

Griffin Mountain Rd.

Cul-de-sac

0.11

Patch and Resurface

3

AVONLEA SUBDIVISION

 

Queensland Lane

Kirkland Rd.

Green Gables

0.61

Patch and Resurface

3

Avonlea Drive

Kirkland Rd.

Green Gables

0.63

Patch and Resurface

3

Montgomery Ct.

Avonlea Dr.

Cul-de-sac

0.13

Patch and Resurface

3

Green Gables

Queensland Lane

Avonlea Drive

0.16

Patch and Resurface

3

Bald Rock Rd.

Mt. Zion Rd.

Rockdale County Line

1.00

Patch and Resurface

3

 

 

Fieldcrest Drive

I-20 Access Rd.

Geanette Rd.

0.26

Patch and Resurface

4

Edgefield Lane

Fieldcrest Drive

Cul-de-sac

0.10

Patch and Resurface

4

South Dina Circle

North Dina Circle

Covington City Limits

0.22

Patch and Resurface

4

 

 

SOUTH LINKS SUBDIVISION

 

South Links Drive

Eagle Drive

Fairway Trail

0.41

Patch and Resurface

5

Morningside Drive

Lower River Rd.

S.R. 162 South

0.76

Patch and Resurface

5

 

Comprehensive Transportation Plan

In November 2016, the Newton County Board of Commissioners, along with the cities of Covington, Mansfield, Newborn, oxford and Porterdale, initiated an update to the Newton County Comprehensive Transportation Plant (CTP) to address long-range transportation needs. The Newton County CTP provides an update on previous study efforts in the community. The previous Moving Newton: Comprehensive Transportation Plan adopted in October 2008 engaged in an extensive visioning and goal setting process to guide transportation investments into the future and identified key projects for investment.

Read the Newton County CTP