Transportation & Public Works Department

Our staff is committed to ensuring a high quality of life for current and future generations living in Athens-Clarke County by providing safe and efficient:

  • Roadways, bikeways, and walkways
  • Traffic control and guidance systems
  • Public stormwater collection and conveyance systems
  • Vehicles for Athens-Clarke County departments
Georgia Power and Athens-Clarke County have recently begun a project to convert about 4,300 roadway lights to light-emitting diode technology (LED). These new lights are powered by a high pressure sodium technology to provide a better spectrum of light to see street signs, bicycles and pedestrians, as well as, to reduce hot spots and dark areas for drivers.  Their lifespan extends to 20,000 hours longer and are monitored remotely, allowing workers to quickly fix any malfunctions.  LED lights contain no toxic chemicals or other dangers to the environment and are 100% recyclable.
Roadway lights maintained by power companies other than Georgia Power will not be converted.

For more information about each of our divisions please visit:


Public Works Projects

Steve Decker
Interim Department Director

Phone: 706-613-3440
Fax: 706-613-3444
Stormwater Hotline: 706-614-1282

Staff Directory

120 W. Dougherty St.
Athens, GA 30601
How to find us

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.