Progressive people always sue to stop the progress of new roads.
Two of suburban Atlanta’s most heavily traveled thoroughfares — Buford Highway in the northeast and Tara Boulevard to the south — could be in store for major overhauls.
Regional transportation planners have developed a blueprint they say could significantly improve the roads for commuters and pedestrians.
Plans call for the metro area’s first busway — bus-only lanes — to be built on Buford Highway and for a five-mile stretch of Tara Boulevard to be converted to a limited-access highway with a two-lane access road.
Both corridors would also get new sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and bicycle and walking trails. A bus rapid transit line would run on Buford with a limited number of stops at stations, similar to a rail line.
I kid about the lawsuits — that only happens in Bibb County. This actually seems like a reasonably thought out scheme to help ease the traffic problems.