GDOT’s $11 billion Major Mobility Investment Program aims to reduce congestion and improve mobility along the State’s most heavily traveled corridors through innovative design solutions. This monumental program features three interchange projects, four express lanes projects, three highway widening projects, and one commercial vehicle lanes project.
As part of the I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes design-build project, VHB is leading the development of the Environmental Impact Statement with a Record-of-Decision expected by 2023. The project will enhance mobility and increase safety for passenger vehicles and freight operators along a busy stretch of interstate south of Atlanta. Two northbound barrier-separated lanes dedicated to commercial vehicles will be added between McDonough and Macon.
VHB is tasked with identifying the ecological and historic resources, evaluating noise impacts, identifying minority and/or low-income communities, evaluating impacts to communities and their resources, and assessing indirect and cumulative impacts. The use of customized ArcGIS Pro tasks and mobile apps were essential to organize the vast amount of data collected within the 2,595-acre survey area. As a result of the technology-enabled tools developed and used by VHB, the team was able to deliver the resource survey results approximately two and a half months ahead of time. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2025.