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GEORGIA HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION - STEADY WORK FOR YEARS TO COME

Here are a few facts from the Georgia Department of Transportation about the many roads projects planned over the coming decade.

We need more and better roads! Georgia is now the eighth-largest state, based on population, with the tenth-largest transportation network. Unfortunately, metro Atlanta is the ninth-most congested U.S. city. For our growth and quality of life, we need to improve mobility.


11 MAJOR PROJECTS ARE CURRENTLY APPROVED

  • I-285/20 East interchange improvements
  • I-285/20 West interchange improvements
  • I-285 West express lanes added
  • I-285 East express lanes added
  • SR 400 express lanes added
  • Revive I-285 Top End with Express Lanes
  • I-85 North widening from Hamilton Mill Road to SR 211
  • I-85 North widening from SR 211 to U.S. 129
  • I-75 truck lanes from SR 155 (McDonough) to I-485
  • I-16 widening from I-516 to I-95
  • I-16/95 interchange improvements

BY 2030, THE 11 ROAD PROJECTS PLANNED WILL REDUCED DELAYS BY:

  • More than 19,000 hours daily along GA 400
  • More than 6,000 hours daily on the top end of I-285
  • An estimated 1,600 hours daily on I-285 West
  • 69 percent on I-85, from SR 211 to U.S. 129
  • 32 percent on I-16, from I-516 to I-95

THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF THESE 11 PROJECTS (FROM 2030-2040):

  • An additional $2 billion in the Gross State Product (GSP) in 2030
  • Approximately 13,000 additional permanent jobs
  • Approximately $1 billion in additional personal income for residents

BENEFITS TO GEORGIA DRIVERS INCLUDE:

  • 5 percent reduction in traffic delays in 2030 alone
  • 331 new lane miles for increased mobility
  • Improved delivery of goods to keep Georgia competitive
  • Decreased transportation costs for residents/businesses

THE COST OF DOING NOTHING BY 2030:

  • An additional 1.5 million vehicle miles travelled each day

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