But the quick fix to I-85 only restores commuting to its usual state of misery.
We’re still stuck in traffic, still paying the price for spending hours on the road. And despite plans to invest tens of billions of dollars into new roadways and transit projects in the coming decades, our daily commutes will likely only get worse.
Over the next 20 years, the average commute time is expected to go up, while the average freeway speed falls. And we’ll spend hundreds of dollars more each year wasting gas while idling in traffic.
For more about the future of Atlanta traffic – and the plans to fix it – read our full story here.
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