For the fifth consecutive year, Georgia has once again been named the number one state for business. As a state, we recognize that one of the vital components for that success is our ability to build and maintain a reliable transportation network.
With great support from Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia legislature, we are now making historic levels of investment in our state’s infrastructure, resulting not only in improvements today, but also allowing us to plan for the future. GDOT is repaving roadways and replacing bridges across the state. With an eye on mobility enhancement through connectivity and transportation choice, this summer we will open one of the most transformative projects in the state’s history, the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes on Interstates 75 and 575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties. This project is an outstanding example of a public-private partnership (P3) that accelerated construction by bringing private-sector finance and innovation. The Northwest Corridor Express Lanes is a glimpse into Georgia’s transportation future, which includes a connected system of express lanes in metro Atlanta along Interstates 285, 75, 85 and State Route 400. This network will provide a tremendous benefit for current transit services while also considering future transit needs.