DALTON, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Transportation is considering building trucks-only lanes on the state’s interstate highways and other roads to help handle what’s expected to be a big increase in freight moved.
DOT spokeswoman Carrie Hamblin said that 940 million tons of freight moved across Georgia’s highways and interstates in 2004. By 2035, that number is expected to double.
“We know we’ve got to plan how we are going to move that freight across the state,” she said.
As the department studies creating the new lanes – not taking over existing lanes – it’s holding public meetings this month to get comments on the idea.
The first meeting will be Monday in Dalton at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention center from 5 to 7 p.m.
I wonder how expensive this might be? Building freeways is very expensive. That being said, separating cars and trucks might be a good idea.