GDOT Study to Explore Cost Effective Operational Improvements to Freeway System

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Metro Atlanta has a well-established network of interstates and limited access facilities. However, many of these facilities experience traffic congestion during peak travel periods. In some instances, this congestion is due to recurring bottlenecks; other times, congestion is incident-related. Given limited federal funding availability, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is looking to improve the existing transportation system.

The GDOT Office of Planning’s Metro Atlanta Operational Planning Study (OPS) will provide anoperational assessment of the interstate and limited access system in the metro Atlanta region.

Specifically, this study will:

• Identify bottleneck areas along the limited access facilities in the metro Atlanta region;

• Identify and evaluate potential low-cost improvements that can maximize capacity; and

• Document a prioritized list of operational projects.

This study is a coordinated effort with the Atlanta Regional Managed Lanes Implementation Plan (MLIP).The MLIP will focus on identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing new capacity projects where operationalimprovements are not sufficient to address congestion.

To learn more about GDOT’s Interstate OPS, visit the project website.

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