Driving and Commuting
An interstate, three U.S. highways and several state routes cross Houston County.
Interstate 75 runs north and south through the southwest part of the county.
North-south U.S. Route 41 mostly borders the county’s western edge, while U.S. Route 129 runs north and south over the eastern third. U.S. Route 341 traverses the southern edge of the county.
Major east-west state routes include state Route 247, to Warner Robins, state Route 96 with access to Bonaire, and state Route 11 to Perry.
The Georgia Department of Transportation offers commuter options at www.gacommuteoptions.com. The GDOT also provides free, real-time traffic information. Registered users can create a personalized profile to receive and obtain phone, text or email updates about incidents on their specified routes at www.511ga.org.
Georgia Department of Driver Services
450 Golden Isles Parkway
Perry, GA 31069 678-413-8400
198 Carl Vinson Parkway
Warner Robins, GA 31088 678-413-8400
The Georgia Department of Driver Services issues driver’s licenses and identification cards and provides other driving-related services. Find general information and many of the required forms at its website.
Military personnel and their spouses who are stationed in Georgia from elsewhere may continue to drive with a valid driver’s license from their home state, but in general, all Georgia residents who want to drive must apply for a driver’s license once residency is established.
The state spells out what is required for licensing under various scenarios in its Georgia Drivers Manual, which can be downloaded at www.eregulations.com/georgia/driver.
Applications associated with driving and vehicle registration are available online at https://dor.georgia.gov/motor-vehicle-titles-and-registration.
Military members and veterans may be entitled to certain DMV exemptions and allowances. For more information on military and veteran exceptions and requirements, visit the website.
The state of Georgia prohibits drivers from making calls on hand-held wireless telephones while operating a motor vehicle. Texting is also prohibited.
Georgia Department of Transportation
Visit the Georgia Department of Transportation’s website to get information on travel resources and lane closures and to view highway cameras. Maps and information about commuting options, safety rest areas and interstate highways are also available.