What's 23 Lanes And 388 Feet Wide?

The Georgia Department of Transportation proposes adding eight lanes to the already 15 lane wide stretch of Interstate Highway 75 that runs through the northern Atlanta suburbs.

"State transportation officials insist it's necessary. Partly because of long-haul freight, peak traffic already turns the interchange with I-285 into one big truck stop, and it's only going to get worse.

"Traffic volumes on I-75 are approaching values very seldom seen throughout the country," said Darryl VanMeter, a state Department of Transportation engineer who is directing the project.

Preliminary projections show I-75 traffic rising from 347,000 vehicles a day now to a possible 401,000 by 2030, VanMeter said."

Thanks to Ryan McKibben

Full Story: I-75 expansion calls for 23 lanes in Cobb

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