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.
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.
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.