Fayette OKs more parking for driver’s license office


Fayette County will be spending $50,000 to add about 70 parking spaces to the local office of the Georgia Department of Driver Services in the near future.

The facility, located at the intersection of McElroy, McDonough and County Line roads, gets quite busy at times and the lack of parking has led some drivers to park on the opposite side of McLeroy Road from the building, officials said.

County Administrator Steve Rapson said the parking lot was intended to be a short-term fix, but the county is sensitive toward keeping the state-operated facility because without it, there would be an inconvenience to county residents.

The county owns the building and also pays utilities in order to host the DDS location here.