Georgia seeks public comment on I-75 truck-only lanes

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is seeking public comment on a plan to create more than 40 miles of toll-free, truck-only roadway stretching from the metro Atlanta area to Macon.

From now through Tuesday, December 15, 2020, GDOT is accepting public comment on a $1.8 billion project dubbed the “I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes.”

The truck-only lanes would be “barrier-separated from the general purpose lanes.”

According to GDOT:

The I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes project will improve mobility and safety for freight operators and passenger vehicles by constructing two, barrier-separated commercial vehicle-only lanes northbound along I-75 from approximately the I-475/I-75 Interchange near Macon to the McDonough area. The new lanes will be non-tolled and will span across five counties: Henry, Spalding, Butts, Lamar, and Monroe. The total length of the project is approximately 41 lane miles. The I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes modernizes freight infrastructure and operations to grow the economy, increase competitiveness, and improve quality of life.

You can click here for more information on how to submit your comment.