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Transportation Engineering

Brett Buchanan, P.E.
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Mission Statement





Mission Statement

The mission of the Transportation Engineering Department is to provide a safe and efficient transportation network for all citizens of Cherokee County through the administration and review of engineering and transportation related developments and projects.                                                                                                          



The goal of the Transportation Engineering Department is to improve the overall transportation network to accommodate all users, including vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit.                                                                                                          


The Transportation Engineering Department is responsible for:   

  1. Maintenance and technology upgrades to County maintained traffic signals and school flashers. 
  2. Coordinating with surround municipalities and GDOT to coordinate traffic signals along routes that cross jurisdictions. 
  3. Performing traffic signal warrant studies at potential new intersections and existing intersections as traffic patterns increase or change throughout the County. 
  4. Continuous review and recommendations for items such as pavement markings, signs and guardrails along County maintained roadways. 
  5. Review of development plans and inspection of new developments submitted to the County for compliance with the County Development Regulations. 
  6. Maintain performance and maintenance guarantees for new developments. 
  7. Review and issue driveway permits and utility encroachment permits along County maintained roadways as well as utility coordination on County funded projects.             
  8. Coordination with municipalities and GDOT on roadway and entrance requirements at developments that may cross jurisdictions. 
  9. Administration of the Neighborhood Traffic Control Program to allow residents to have speed control devices installed in their neighborhoods. 
  10. Maintain the GDOT list of roads for Cherokee County that allows the Sheriff's Office to enforce speed limits along County maintained roadways. 
  11. Assist the Planning and Zoning Department by reviewing rezoning requests to determine impact on the County's infrastructure and roadways. Also, by reviewing sign permit applications to meet intersection sight distance requirements.                                                                            
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