The Rockdale Department of Transportation is responsible for the maintenance of all county public roads and in addition to routine pothole repairs, the department carries out or oversees the implementation of the Road Resurfacing and Pavement Maintenance Programs. Routine road maintenance includes pothole repairs, installation of pavement striping, signs and reflectors as well as maintenance of bridges.
The Road Resurfacing Program provides for a variety of pavement maintenance techniques including resurfacing, patching, milling, leveling, hot-mix recycling and occasionally full reconstruction in order to improve the condition of the pavement. Another technique that will be employed will be Full-Depth Recycling, which involves pulverizing the existing pavement and base material to provide a stable base on which a new asphalt overlay is applied. These techniques greatly improve the condition of the pavement and minimize or eliminate the need for full pavement reconstruction which is extremely expensive. Much of the County’s Resurfacing Program is funded through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Some additional road resurfacing has been approved as part of the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant Program (LMIG).
The following contracts and list of roads have been approved for resurfacing to date as part of the 2011 SPLOST Program: 2011 SPLOST Program List. Additional roads will be selected periodically for inclusion on future resurfacing contracts.
The following roads have been approved as part of the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant Program through Georgia Department of Transportation or have been done in conjunction with the SPLOST Pavement Maintenance Program.
The Pavement Maintenance Program uses a variety of pavement treatment techniques to improve pavements that are generally in fair condition to good condition, thereby extending the life of the pavement and reducing long-term maintenance cost. Depending on the condition of the pavement some of the treatment techniques employed may include: crack sealing, patching, fog seal, slurry seal, chip seal, heat-scarify, and heat & overlay. In addition to county general funds, this program is currently funded through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).
The following list of roads have been approved for Guardrail Installation or striping as part of the 2011 SPLOST Program and the GDOT Off-system Safety Program.