A roadway built specifically for tractor trailers has been opened in Indiana this week. 

The roadway, called the “Heavy Haul Transportation Corridor,” runs between the River ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville, Indiana and the Port of Indiana for over a mile. 

Construction on the two-lane corridor began in 2019 and is designed to withstand vehicles up to 134,000 pounds, reported WDRB News.

Officials say that this new truck route will make traveling safer for truck drivers and motorists alike by saving truckers from dealing with daily traffic and giving motorists fewer opportunities to make driving mistakes around the big rigs. 

“They’re not dealing with the day-to-day traffic as much. It’s also safer for local travelers. They’re not having to deal with the large trucks and all that could bring,” said Natalie Garrett, a spokeswoman for INDOT.

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