Express lanes on I-75 clear another hurdle - New York News

Express lanes on I-75 clear another hurdle

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

Manages express lanes intended to ease rush-hour traffic congestion along I-75, just south of metro Atlanta, are getting closer to becoming a reality for drivers Wednesday.

The Federal Highway Administration announced it granted environmental approval to the Georgia Department of Transportation's plan for the construction of 12 miles of managed Express Lanes.

Georgia DOT received approval of an Environmental Assessment with a Finding of No Significant Impact from FHWA on June 28. 

The GDOT plans to build variable-rate toll lanes along I-75 between State Routes 155 and 138 in Henry and Clayton counties.  Two lanes will be added in the center median of I-75 from State Route 138 in south Clayton to just north of State Route 20 and one reversible lane, also in the center median, will extend from that point to State Route 155 in Henry. 

The lanes will be barrier-separated and reversible -- carrying traffic northbound in the mornings and southbound in afternoons and evenings.  Motorists will be able to utilize the I-75 express lanes if they choose to participate in the State Road and Tollway Authority's Peach Pass program which uses remote transponders to assess variable-rate tolls based on traffic volumes.   

Last Friday's EA/FONSI came after two public hearings and several community briefings were held on the project, a public comment period was conducted, and evaluation and incorporation of those comments into the final document was completed.

The EA/FONSI clears the way for Georgia DOT to award a contract on the project once it concludes its ongoing review of pending bid proposals. 

More Info:
Update: GDOT nears green light on Atlanta express lanes
Reversible Lanes Considered as Part of Interstate 85 Study
Lt. Gov. Wants Reversible Lanes on I-85

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • NJ woman sues over "8theist" plate

    NJ woman sues over "8theist" plate

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:08:10 GMT
    New Jersey NewsNew Jersey News
    A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, claiming the agency rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an Atheist. Shannon Morgan filed the suit in federal court, saying the rejection of a plate reading "8THEIST" is a violation of her First Amendment rights. The Maurice River Township woman claims plates reading "BAPTIST" have been approved.
    A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, claiming the agency rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an Atheist. Shannon Morgan filed the suit in federal court, saying the rejection of a plate reading "8THEIST" is a violation of her First Amendment rights. The Maurice River Township woman claims plates reading "BAPTIST" have been approved.

  • 8 mumps cases at NJ college

    8 mumps cases at NJ college

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:40:12 GMT
    Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology.The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine.
    The New Jersey Department of Health is investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at Stevens Institute of Technology.  The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine. Symptoms include swollen salivary glands, fever, headache, tiredness and loss of appetite.



  • Cabbie accused of not paying $28,000 in tolls

    NY cabbie accused of not paying $28,000 in tolls

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:32:20 GMT
    A New York City taxi driver has been arrested on charges he stole $28,000 in tolls by "piggybacking" on vehicles through E-Z Pass lanes while crossing the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.
    A New York City taxi driver has been arrested on charges he stole $28,000 in tolls by "piggybacking" on vehicles through E-Z Pass lanes while crossing the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices