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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Reversible Lanes

Interstate I-75 on the south side of Atlanta has some of the worst traffic in Georgia. In addition to the number of interchanges and the merger of I-675 one reason for the bad traffic is the fewer number of lanes. South of Hudson Bridge Road, I-75 decreases to three lanes in each direction. If there is an accident, motorist have to squeeze by causing traffic to slow even more. To help alleviate some of metro Atlanta’s traffic, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) commissioned and has finally completed a $176 million project of adding new express lanes in Clayton and Henry County.

 

The I-75 South Metro Express Lanes are Georgia’s first reversible toll lanes that run twelve miles along I-75 from State Route 155 in Henry County north to State Route 138 (Stockbridge Highway). The lanes will run northbound from 12:30 AM to 11:00 AM and southbound from 1 PM to 10:30 PM. On weekends the lanes will run northbound towards Atlanta. The hours of operation are approximate and at the discretion of the GDOT. The Express Lanes are expected to save up to twelve minutes on travel time in the Express Lane and up to 3.8 minutes for commuters travelling the General Purpose Lanes according to the GDOT.

 

Starting two miles before the Express Lanes begin there will be Express Lane entrance guide signs to let motorists know the direction of the flow of traffic to ensure safe travels. However, if there are any accidents or injuries while travelling in the Express Lanes, there are emergency access gates at various locations to allow first responders quick access to the lanes. There will also be HERO units patrolling the Express Lanes to help motorists move out of traffic onto the shoulder.

 

Although these new Express Lanes are expected to help improve traffic and reduce traffic-related accidents, drivers will still need to be vigilant with the change. For more information on the new I-75 South Metro Express Lanes visit the GDOT’s website.

 

If you have been injured in an accident, contact experienced personal injury law attorney John Webb today via email at jwebb@smithwelchlaw.com or call us at 770-389-4864 for a free consultation. 

 

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