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Ted$8roadFan:

--- Quote from: Tomahawkin on September 17, 2022, 08:41:16 PM ---This maybe a fantasy land question but are there any plans of any semblance of a Chattanooga bypass. IH 24 is hell to get through if there is any type of accident between Chattanooga and Mounteagle. A lot of truck traffic and vacation traffic from the midwest en route to Florida have to go through Chattanooga....

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There’s also a lot of traffic from the Northeast headed to the Gulf Coast states and Texas (and vice versa) avoiding the Megalopolis and Atlanta, following  I-81, I-40, and  I-75. I-24/59 is an important link.

The I-75/24 interchange in Chattanooga was clogged in the middle of the afternoon on a Tuesday when I was there. I-24 itself was kind of interesting by interstate standards. I would have enjoyed it more if it weren’t for the truck traffic struggling up the incline (and one truck spilling its load of wood beams) as well as the sudden congestion creating white knuckle driving conditions.

The area could definitely use a bypass, with so much traffic coming through the area.  But  I imagine that the cost and complexity make it next to impossible. I also agree that Georgia has little incentive to invest large sums of money into a project that would benefit another state.

Great Lakes Roads:
https://www.wkrn.com/news/tennessee-politics/toll-lanes-in-tennessee-state-leaders-considering-options-to-replace-declining-gas-tax-revenue/

Toll lanes in Tennessee? State leaders considering options to replace declining gas tax revenue

codyg1985:

--- Quote from: Great Lakes Roads on November 29, 2022, 08:43:14 PM ---https://www.wkrn.com/news/tennessee-politics/toll-lanes-in-tennessee-state-leaders-considering-options-to-replace-declining-gas-tax-revenue/

Toll lanes in Tennessee? State leaders considering options to replace declining gas tax revenue


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I could see toll lanes working in the Nashville metro, but I don't know how it would help the downtown loop though with how scrunched up the interstates are to existing buildings.

Plutonic Panda:

--- Quote from: codyg1985 on November 30, 2022, 09:23:06 AM ---
--- Quote from: Great Lakes Roads on November 29, 2022, 08:43:14 PM ---https://www.wkrn.com/news/tennessee-politics/toll-lanes-in-tennessee-state-leaders-considering-options-to-replace-declining-gas-tax-revenue/

Toll lanes in Tennessee? State leaders considering options to replace declining gas tax revenue


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I could see toll lanes working in the Nashville metro, but I don't know how it would help the downtown loop though with how scrunched up the interstates are to existing buildings.

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Im just gonna say it. Bridges and tunnels. The rest of the world can do it. With tolls it should make it much more feasible.

codyg1985:

--- Quote from: Plutonic Panda on November 30, 2022, 09:33:15 AM ---
--- Quote from: codyg1985 on November 30, 2022, 09:23:06 AM ---
--- Quote from: Great Lakes Roads on November 29, 2022, 08:43:14 PM ---https://www.wkrn.com/news/tennessee-politics/toll-lanes-in-tennessee-state-leaders-considering-options-to-replace-declining-gas-tax-revenue/

Toll lanes in Tennessee? State leaders considering options to replace declining gas tax revenue


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I could see toll lanes working in the Nashville metro, but I don't know how it would help the downtown loop though with how scrunched up the interstates are to existing buildings.

--- End quote ---
Im just gonna say it. Bridges and tunnels. The rest of the world can do it. With tolls it should make it much more feasible.

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Maybe a I-635 Texpress style set of buried toll lanes through the downtown loop? I still wonder how the maintenance of traffic would happen if those were built through there with limited right of way.

I-24 between I-440 and US 231 in Murfreesboro I could see being an excellent candidate for the toll lanes.

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