Georgia road may become toll route

| Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Truckers moving freight from Atlanta to Athens, GA, may soon have another alternative – albeit a costly one.

The state will soon receive proposals to turn Georgia Route 316 – also known as University Parkway – into a four-lane, limited-access toll road, The Associated Press reported. The proposal is linked to a plan to turn the area into a science-driven industry corridor.

If the proposal moves forward, it will also be the first use of a law in the state that allows private developers to build roads, the news service added.

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