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I-75/I-575 toll lane? How about, “no”.

In Uncategorized on October 10, 2010 by reibroker Tagged: , , , ,

GA DOT if you do not understand no, how about, “no, no, no, no, no, no, no”. First of all, if I’m correct, I-75 is a federally funded highway. Second of all tolls are taxes. If businesses south of this proposed toll and north of this proposed toll think it won’t affect whether or not casual buyers visit you … think again.

Amplify’d from www.ajc.com

Toll lane proposal for I-75, I-575 to get public input

Reversible lane plan envisioned instead of major interstate expansion

Traffic that clogs I-75 and I-575 from Canton and Kennesaw through Marietta to the rest of metro Atlanta every rush hour isn’t getting the major architectural surgery once envisioned, but plans won’t proceed until the public has a chance to weigh in.

The DOT will be looking to gather public reaction to the new proposal at open houses later this month.

The DOT will be looking to gather public reaction to the new proposal this month.

DOT estimates show traffic in the corridor continuing to rise. In 2008, 95,310 cars a day used I-575. That is expected to rise 15 percent to 110,000 a day over 25 years. Increases on the part of I-75 that the project would affect will be more significant. The 238,500 cars using it is expected to grow 36 percent to 325,000 a day during the same time.

The DOT will hold two open houses laying out the newest proposal and asking for feedback. The first will be at Woodstock High School’s cafeteria, 2010 Towne Lake Hills South Drive, from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21. The second will be at the Doubletree Hotel ballroom, 2055 S. Park Place in Atlanta, from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26.

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