Thu., December 15, 2011 8:41am (EST)

Cagle Suggests Reversible I-85 Lanes
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

DULUTH, Ga.  —  
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says he would like to add movable barriers to Interstate 85 to convert northbound lanes into southbound lanes for the busy morning commute and reverse the effect in the evenings. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.freefoto.com/preview/2034-16-39/Route-3-MA>Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com</a>.)
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says he would like to add movable barriers to Interstate 85 to convert northbound lanes into southbound lanes for the busy morning commute and reverse the effect in the evenings. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is calling on state transportation officials to add reversible lanes to north Georgia's congested Interstate 85.

Cagle said Wednesday he would like to add movable barriers to the highway that would convert northbound lanes into southbound lanes for the busy morning commute, and reverse the effect in the evenings.

He said the additional lanes could be tolled or converted into carpool lanes. He said "there's a lot of options that could occur by picking up that one or two lanes that are underutilized."

The Gwinnett Daily Post reported the comments came during a speech at a Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce lunch touted as a kickoff to the upcoming legislation.