This summer, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is scheduled to begin a railroad corridor rehabilitation project.
The overhaul will start in the City of Vidalia at US Hwy 280/West First Street in Toombs County progressing southward into Montgomery County.
Project activities consist of approximately 8 miles of clearing thick overgrown vegetation from 25’ ft. on each side from the centerline of railroad tracks to stop further deterioration of the rail line.
The environmentally sound and sensitive project restricts digging out vegetation so as not to disturb ground elevations and follows streamside management zones to protect all state waters within the project limits.
GDOT’s total rail line corridor Rehabilitation consists of 24.6 miles of railway from the City of Vidalia in Toombs County southwards to the Hester Community in Montgomery County.