Friday, August 28, 2009

A Possible Solution

A quick thought.

John Oxendine's loopy idea to re-ignite the intown Interstate fight awakened a long dormant idea.

What we need are two limited access highways, one connecting Forsyth (the town not the county) to Cartersville on the west side and to Commerce on the east side. These arteries would divert shipping traffic from both the ports of Savannah and Brunswick.

It's simple. We need to get the tractor-trailers off the perimeter.

5 comments:

Richard Campbell said...

The tractor-trailers aren't on 75/85 inside the perimeter, and yet those highways are still all sorts of crowded...

griftdrift said...

Fluid dynamics. Relieve pressure in one part of the system and the flow improves in other parts of the system.

And it's not a comprehensive solution. Just addressing one major concern.

duanemoody.com said...

Pushing them forcefully through established communities isn't a good solution either, though.

Dave Bearse said...

While there may be some merit in constructing broad bypasses, Ox as a candidate for Governor is so ill-informed he doesn't know that the Brunswick port handles bulk commodities and automobiles, most all of which move by rail.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

But truck traffic coming out of Brunswick is still significant. The port and county's most recent infrastructure investment included truck-specific exits from US-17 to and from Colonel's Island to move their bulk traffic onto I-95 more efficiently.