Jim Smith – Director of Public Works
Ronnie Chadwick – Superintendent
117 Brett Dickey Memorial Drive
Ellijay, GA 30536
hours: Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm
The Gilmer County Road Department is given the task of construction and maintenance of the road and capital infrastructure of Gilmer County. Road Department personnel are directed by Superintendent Ronnie Chadwick.
With nearly 500 miles of County maintained roads in one of North Georgia’s largest and mountainous counties, the tasks of the Road Department are numerous and widespread, including mowing, clearing and chipping, drainage repair and maintenance, motor grading, re-surfacing, road widening, and new road construction. The Gilmer County Road Department faithfully maintains and improves the County Road System on a regular basis, as well as serving on-call during inclement weather and emergency situations.
The Gilmer County Maintenance Facility, or “Shop,” is comprised of three mechanics and laborers also under the direction of Superintendent Ronnie Chadwick. The duties of the shop not only encompass the repairs and maintenance to the Road Department equipment, but also extend to others, including the Tax Assessors, Planning & Zoning, etc.