"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