Transportation has been a driving force in Lowndes County and Valdosta since their founding in the 1800s. Valdsota was founded as a result of the citizens of Troupville moving their town to be near the railroads that intersected in Lowndes County. Below is a snapshot of the some of the transportation plans that have been developed over the years. Many of the projects have been completed, some of the projects are still being worked on, others have been forgotten to time. For more local transportation history you can visit the online exhibits of the Lowndes County Historical Society.
Inner Perimeter Road Access Management Plan
In 2008 the local governments in Lowndes County and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) began to look at managing the access and maintain the mobility of Inner Perimeter Road.
As the Lowndes County and the City of Valdosta emerges as a premiere metropolitan city in Georgia, it becomes important for citizens of the region and individuals traveling to the county to experience all that Valdosta and Lowndes County has to offer. People begin to form an impression of an area as soon as they enter it. Recognizing this fact, the Lowndes County and the City of Valdosta make it a priority to create the best possible feeling and image for the gateways into the county and city. Included here is some of the work completed to begin to beautify the gateways into our community.
Read the Valdosta Gateway Study from 2004