I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes
The I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes project will improve mobility and safety for freight operators and passenger vehicles by constructing two barrier-separated commercial vehicle-only lanes northbound along I-75 from approximately the I-475/I-75 Interchange near Macon to the McDonough area. The new lanes will be non-tolled and spans across five counties: Henry, Spalding, Butts, Lamar, and Monroe.
The I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes project is one of the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP) projects and Georgia DOT has determined this project can be accelerated to open to traffic nearly two years earlier than originally scheduled. Accelerating this project accommodates growth in commercial vehicle traffic faster and supports the future Port of Savannah expansion.
In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing measures in place, the project team recently developed this pre-recorded presentation that provides a status update on the I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes project.
Additional Project Information
- The project is in the project development phase to evaluate project limits, develop design standards, identify environmentally sensitive areas, study existing and future freight and passenger traffic patterns, and identify potential access locations. The project is the first of its kind in the country due to the project being non-tolled, truck-only lanes.
- Adds two, toll-free Commercial Vehicle Lanes (CVL) along I-75 northbound from Interstate 475 (I-475) north of Macon to the vicinity of State Route 20 (SR 20) near McDonough.
- The commercial vehicle lanes will be barrier-separated from the general purpose lanes.
- Major structures work will be required to accommodate the new CVLs, including 27 new bridges, replacements, or widenings.
- The project will accommodate future direct access ramps to a potential Bethlehem Road Interchange, as well as incorporate desired connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology.
Project Public Participation
Georgia DOT recently released a virtual presentation to update the public on the current state of the I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes project and recent progress. The presentation by Matthew Fowler, Georgia DOT program manager, is now available to the public for viewing on this project page and the Georgia DOT YouTube channel.
The project’s Public Information Open House (PIOH) is anticipated to be held in fourth quarter (Q4) 2020. More information about the PIOH will be posted as dates are finalized.
Noise barriers are being evaluated as part of this project in accordance with the Georgia DOT noise policy and Federal Highway Administration noise regulations. As the environmental field work and roadway design move forward, locations for potential noise barriers will be announced and property owners and renters who would benefit from a proposed noise barrier will be given the opportunity to participate in noise barrier voting. Download a noise barrier fact sheet here.
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