I-85 HOT Lanes Construction

World Fiber Technologies, Inc. began construction of Georgia’s initial High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane project in September 2010. This project converted 16 miles of the existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes to HOT Lanes, as well as a 2-mile HOV to HOT Lane conversion on SR 316. This paper discusses the construction challenges faced with this project, including the following: Schedule;Traffic Control; Existing Conditions; Conduit Network; Power Service; Structural Design/Fabrication; Structural Installation; Battery Backup; and System Signage. Each of the above challenges required a unique solution, as this was the first such deployment in Georgia. World Fiber worked closely with the design team to provide input on plan revisions, details and specifications during construction to ensure the project’s constructability. Through a cooperative relationship with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), State Road and Toll Authority (SRTA), Design Engineer (Jacobs), Tolling Integrator (ETC) and many subcontractors and vendors, World Fiber was able to complete this project on schedule. The HOT Lanes are scheduled to commence operation in September 2011.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: 18th ITS World Congress, Orlando, 2011. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01484880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 20 2013 3:33PM