Do we really need another interstate? Seriously?
This I-3 proposal strikes me as a campaign idea (which it was!) that lingered on well past the time its champion was voted out of office. Maybe we should let it die now.
Interstate 3, a proposed highway that would link Savannah with Knoxville, Tenn., by way of east Georgia, has worried some residents of north Georgia mountain towns since it was proposed in 2004.
But opponents of I-3 now have hope that a new route won’t pave over a swath of Northeast Georgia mountains.
The board of directors of the Stop I-3 Coalition, a nonprofit group that formed to fight the proposed route through the southern Appalachians, will meet Friday to discuss a possible design that would take the interstate north through Greenville, S.C., instead of through the north Georgia mountains.
It looks like we have the I-16 to I-75 corridor for Savannah already, not to mention the very heavily traveled i-95 to I-77 corridor. I’m sure a straight shot between Savannah and Augusta would be really helpful, but do we need to go carving up more of the state with an interstate?