Are you sick of the Atlanta highways turning into parking lots during rush hour? State government leaders are here to administer the antidote to ease chronic traffic swelling.
The Georgia Department of Transportation held a ceremony to announce the largest ever road construction project in the state agency’s history in order to unclog the constant congestion during rush hour in Atlanta.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held to commence the $834 million, 30-mile reversible managed lanes called the Northwest Corridor Georgia Express Lane project. It will encompass Interstate 75 and I-575 from Akers Mill Road to Hickory Grove Road to Sixes Road.
GDOT officials predict the massive project will be complete by 2018 and said the lanes will be tolled on a variable pricing system. This means when traffic swells and becomes clogged up like a backed-up sink during peak traffic hours, tolls will be higher.