Georgia’s ‘411 Connector’ reaches milestone

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The Federal Highway Administration has signed the final Record of Decision (ROD) for Georgia’s “411 Connector” project, giving the Georgia Department of Transportation the green light to move forward on the link between U.S. 411 and the Atlanta-to-Memphis highway.

“By asking tough questions, getting good answers and by getting multiple parties committed to a project like this, environmental streamlining has helped us make progress in months that otherwise could have taken years,” says Federal Highway Administrator Thomas Madison. “With this ROD signing, hundreds of thousands of Georgia residents are nearer to the congestion relief they have been waiting for.”

The action completes the environmental documentation required for federally funded road projects, and allows the state to proceed with the connection between U.S. 411 — at its interchange with U.S. 41 west of Cartersville, Ga. — and Interstate 75. When completed, officials say the project will ease congestion along the existing U.S. 411/State Route 20 to the I-75 corridor.

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