Handel Statement on Georgia State Route 400 Express Lane Grant Funding

June 12, 2018 \\ Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Karen Handel (GA-6) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarding the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) close to $184 million in grant funding to construct ‘Express Lanes’ on SR-400.

“Anyone who travels on GA-400 experiences the frustration of bumper-to-bumper traffic. Relief is on the way. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has been awarded $184 million in federal grant dollars to add additional lanes to GA-400. The new lanes are projected to reduce delays by up to nearly 20%. GDOT, under the leadership of Commissioner McMurry, continues to make congestion relief a priority, and this grant supports GDOT’s Major Mobility Investment Program to improve Atlanta's interstate highway network.“

Background:

Last week, DOT announced they will award GDOT with $184 million in Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant funds to support the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP). Substantial population and business growth in Metro Atlanta opened the critical need for infrastructure improvement in Georgia, and this project is one of 11 in MMIP. This investment covers 17 miles of GA-400 to include an expansion of express lanes to relieve congestion for commuters.

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