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Douglas County & State Officials Break Ground on New Driver Services Center
Douglas County, GA - The 8,000 square foot, $3.4 million building will be constructed on Earl D. Lee Boulevard near the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
“With a fast-growing county, I’m happy to have this facility,” said Douglas County Commission Chairman Romona Jackson Jones. “It is time to celebrate as we break ground. The Douglas County population is increasing, and we want to collaborate with our state representatives to ensure we have all the amenities. This is surely a milestone.”
In October 2021, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted to enter into an agreement with the Georgia Department of Driver Services to build the facility. As part of the memorandum of understanding, the County would purchase the property for the location then DDS will acquire the land after all site work, such as installing stormwater pipes and utilities. DDS will oversee the construction of the customer service center, which will include roughly 12 issuing counters, 20 testing stations, and nine self-serve kiosks.
“Madame Chair is tenacious. She was not going to let this thing go, and rightfully so,” said Senate Majority Leader Mike Dugan. “You’re taking care of your county, and with the population you have here and the needs across the state. You know we have an intermodal coming to the western part of Georgia that is going to be heavily relying on CDL drivers. You’re going to help solve part of that burden.”
After completion, the Douglas County customer service center will be the 68th DDS facility and the 11th with a CDL component.