A newly constructed three-story building on Jesse Jewell
Parkway in Gainesville will have a new tenant this month, the Georgia
Department of Transportation.
“The relocation of the district staff will position the Northeast region’s headquarters closer to downtown Gainesville,” said District Engineer Brent Cook. “We hope this will help encourage public involvement with citizens, enhance our ability to utilize technology and respond to emergencies more efficiently by serving as the command center.”
The campus of GDOT maintenance buildings on Athens Highway will remain in place.
The new location will house district office staff.
“The decision to
move is a wise decision for several reasons, mainly because the current
building was constructed in the early 1960’s and renovations would be costly
and slow,” Cook said.
The department will inhabit most of the first floor and the entire second
floor. GDOT staff will be moving in and getting settled to the new location
through the end of December and will be ready to serve the public on or
hopefully prior to Jan. 1 at the new building.
The current district building located on 2505 Athens Hwy. will be locked during business hours beginning Jan. 1.