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Dawson County Transportation Complex unveiled to public

Dawson County has cut the ribbon on the new Dawson County Transportation Complex.

Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Moore opened the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Fleet Services facility and spoke about the critical role the new building would play in years of continued growth. - photo by Alexander Popp

On Friday, county officials and community stakeholders gathered at the complex off Burnt Creek Road in Dawsonville, which now houses the county’s long-awaited Public Works and Fleet Services facilities, to see the technology upgrades and facility improvements, which will reportedly expand the county’s capabilities and increase efficiency in a number of different areas.

Funded through Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI, an intergovernmental agreement between the Dawson County Board of Commissioners and the BOE, the Educational Local Option Sales Tax (ELOST) and other funds, these new buildings now provide a central location for the county’s Engineering, GIS, Roads and Bridges, transfer station and Recycling Center, and Public Works Administration.

“By having all personnel and equipment centrally located, the Public Works Department can offer a higher level of service to Dawson County citizens, which means that they have better and quicker accessibility to the Public Works staff,” Public Works Director David McKee said in a press release following the event. “This also generates a more responsive approach to complaints, emergency situations and routine maintenance.  This complex also has allowed for streamlining of internal processes.”

Fleet Services Director Shannon Harben told the attending crowd on Friday that the new facilities would bring Dawson County into the 21st century, giving them room to grow and evolve. - photo by Alexander Popp
Local officials like the Dawson County Board of Commissioners, were also in attendance for the ceremony, officiating the project which has reportedly been a dream in the community for over a decade. - photo by Alexander Popp