ATLANTA'S FREEWAY: "LIKE BUILDING A MOUNTAIN BEFORE YOU CAN NOTICE"

The method chosen to rebuild metropolitan Atlanta's freeway system was to rebuild under traffic, with a commitment to maintain two lanes of traffic in both direction at all times and to separate the conflicts of construction from peak-hour traffic flow. Lighter traffic density areas around the perimeter highway were reconstructed first in order to offer greater capacity to discharged traffic volumes from the metro area. In general, the project was broken down to hundreds of sectors, with additional lanes being opened as construction is completed, thus providing a travel environment for the public on an almost daily basis.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 12-15
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 109
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM