Group gives finger to $300 million plan to expand I-75/I-16 interchange

Travis Fain with the Macon Telegraph has all the details. Here’s the interesting part:

This new protest group, called the Citizens Coalition for Common Sense Interstates in Macon, does not have a design alternative to suggest, Coalition Chairman James Webb said Monday. And group members agree the interchange should be upgraded, he said. But they are calling for a “more regional plan” to move traffic in the Macon area, including a “context sensitive” new interchange, Webb said.

What, exactly, is a “context sensitive” new interchange?

9 comments

  1. gt7348b says:

    “Context Sensitive Design” or “Context Sensitive Solutions” means that the design of the interchange should reflect the surrounding environment in which the interchange is located. Based upon the article, it seems that the current design does address that this interchange is also the main entrance to Macon’s downtown and historic district or its location near river and other destinations like the convention center. Here’s more from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials: http://environment.transportation.org/environmental_issues/context_sens_sol/

  2. Rogue109 says:

    I think GDOT needs to call in traffic management expert, Mr. T, for some “tough talk” with Mr. James Webb:

  3. Icarus says:

    I-16 is part of the Nafta superhighway? Are they re-routing it out of Texas, over the Atlantic, and back to Savannah? Or maybe you mean that bridge that they’re building from Cancun to Tampa to link it with I-75?

  4. Romegaguy says:

    If people werent flocking to the Macon World Famous Massage Parlors they wouldnt need a new Interchange

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