TRUCKS ONLY LANES * USA: Proposed by state of Georgia
* Georgia - Seeks to remove motorists with designated truck-only lanes
--- At a time when Australian authorities bar truckies from using lanes on a number of major highways, this U.S state has a different approach... Instead of pushing heavy vehicles from the express lane, the State of Georgia instead seeks to remove motorists from the equation, with designated truck-only lanes... The proposed project will see the construction of two lanes restricted to trucks (similar to Australia's bus only lanes), on a popular freight route the Interstate 75 with an estimated to cost over $2 Billion... The proposal comes in the lead up to the expansion of the port of Savannah, which will add to the demand on the State's trucking industry who already hauls 75 percent of the total freight tonnage in Georgia... The truck-only lane project is the first of its kind to go ahead in the U.S... Similar projects have been mentioned in a number of proposals in Australia, including a 2012 report into a number of private financing options for Sydney motorways...
(Photo: Truck bypass lanes for I-15 and I-405 interchange) -- Savannah, GA, USA - Big Rigs (Australia) - 14th Jun 2017