Northwest Corridor Project Makes History in Georgia

June 10, 2015
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Originally featured: Construction Equipment Guide

As the most expensive highway project in Georgia’s history, the nearly $1 billion Northwest Corridor project will add nearly 30 mi. (48.2 km) of reversible toll lanes along interstates 75 and 575 through Cobb and Cherokee counties. The managed lanes project was designed to bring relief to motorists using the corridor, which is one of the region’s most congested thoroughfares.

“The Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project (NWC) is vital to the state of Georgia because it will help reduce congestion, provide more reliable travel times and help improve air quality in a heavily traveled region,” said John D. Hancock, assistant state innovative delivery engineer. “NWC will offer both drivers and transit customers a more reliable trip time, improve traffic flow and provide travel options. When time is most valuable, drivers will have the option of choosing the express lanes to bypass congestion when they desire.

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