The Georgia Department of Transportation said in a news release that it has awarded a $176.2 million contract to build variable-rate toll lanes on a stretch of Interstate 75 in Henry and Clayton counties. The lanes are supposed to improve the congested interstate corridor south of Atlanta.
State transportation officials are planning new toll lanes on an interstate south of Atlanta, in Clayton and Henry counties. Georgia Department of Transportation officials outlined the plans during a public meeting Tuesday in McDonough.
Looming highway construction plans in Macon are heating up long-simmering resentment in the neighborhood that will be most affected, and reviving memories of what some call a dark page in America’s transportation history.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is moving to purchase and preserve the boyhood home of rock n' roll pioneer "Little Richard" Penniman in Macon, one of dozens of properties GDOT is buying up to make way for the widening of Interstate 75.