Georgia considers ‘trucks only’ highway

Georgia considers ‘trucks only’ highway

[Ed. – I’d have no objection to arrangements like this, although it would only be acceptable if it were accomplished through building more black-top.  No squeezing passenger vehicle traffic down into fewer options or less lane-age.  Bears watching.]

Georgia transportation officials are exploring the idea of a separate highway for trucks only.

It would be the first highway of its kind in the United States, said John Hibbard, the Georgia Department of Transportation’s operations director.

WABE Radio reports that the toll-free highway would stretch 40 miles (65 kilometers) from metro Atlanta to Macon. It would give trucks their own separate roadway, which would have its own exits and entrances, Hibbard said.

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State transportation officials say they expect truck traffic to double by 2040.

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