If you’re noticing more trucks on the highways in Georgia, you’re not imagining it. There are 19% more trucks on the roads than in 2019, according to the state department of transportation.
That percentage will only grow as the capacity of the Port of Savannah expands, resulting in more goods being transported to warehouses in Atlanta.
To accommodate the increased traffic, the state is spending $11 billion to rebuild interchanges and widen highways. There is also a plan to open truck-only lanes on portions of I-75 northbound from Monroe County to Henry County, the first truck-only lanes in the country.
– Jan Schroder, The Georgia 100