Created: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 06:33:00 EST
Updated: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:25:38 EST
"For the most part, the lanes will be open Friday. You will be traveling freely through there".
Kimberly Larson of the Georgia Department of Transportation has the good news all Macon commuters have wanted to hear. She informed local commuters that the traffic on Interstate 75 will finally improve, “For the most part the lanes will be open tomorrow; you will be traveling freely through there.”
Interstate 75, Macon’s biggest traffic artery, has seen some of the area's worst congestion in the last several years due to the ongoing construction.It all began in June of 20-10. That’s when the Georgia department of transportation set to widen the interstate for better safety. The plan included adding lanes to both directions of traffic and installing new signals to both Arkwright and riverside drive, to accommodate the exit 169 off and on ramps.
Kelvin Bryson is all too familiar; he works at the Mc Donald’s parallel to the new ramp."The traffic in the morning be really congested and I have to take another route. Sometimes they have it cut off when their working on it and it messes me up so I have to take the interstate instead of driving down Arkwright.”
Some wonder why install new traffic lights coinciding with construction. Jon Martin, who's lived in Macon for more than ten years, says "better now than never".
“You have to make a decision on the greater good. I certainly like being able to go in get the project done put in your lights and move forward.