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Old 12-10-2014, 10:50 AM
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I know this isn't Metro Atlanta, but this goes to show the emerging industrial corridor that is forming along I-85 from Montgomery to Durham,NC.

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Häring, a German maker of precision components and subassemblies for the automotive industry, will open its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Hartwell, Ga., creating 800 jobs by 2025 and investing $54 million into the project over the next five years.
Häring bringing 800 jobs to Hartwell - Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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Wow!! That is phenomenal.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:13 AM
 
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Great!
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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Good. We have a place right off 85 up there. They just built a huge medical center at Lavonia, they've had a lot of warehouses built, some occupied, some vacant. They're also building a post for GHP. It's nice to see the economy doing well up there. Just hope it doesn't bring too much traffic to the area!
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:44 PM
 
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They are more than likely a BMW supplier, not being too far away from the SC plant. If that's the case, I'm honestly surprised SC didn't snag this.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Good. We have a place right off 85 up there. They just built a huge medical center at Lavonia, they've had a lot of warehouses built, some occupied, some vacant. They're also building a post for GHP. It's nice to see the economy doing well up there. Just hope it doesn't bring too much traffic to the area!
Great news for the boost to Northeast GA's economy.

To the issue of extra traffic, for a rural area, 85 already has quite a bit going to and from the metro and the upstate of SC and points beyond.

For such an important logistical corridor, it needs to be widened to at least 3 lanes in each direction to SC.
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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For such an important logistical corridor, it needs to be widened to at least 3 lanes in each direction to SC.
...and, oh I don't know, maybe lay some asphalt over the concrete rubble in the Banks County segment of I-85.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:15 AM
 
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Great news for my hometown! Hartwell, Georgia: Best City by a Dam Site.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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Great news for the boost to Northeast GA's economy.

To the issue of extra traffic, for a rural area, 85 already has quite a bit going to and from the metro and the upstate of SC and points beyond.

For such an important logistical corridor, it needs to be widened to at least 3 lanes in each direction to SC.
Yes. It needs to be 3 laned just like 75 is GA. Holiday traffic is terrible along that route. My dad had a friend who worked with GDOT in the 80s and said that they were talking about it back then but nothing ever happened. I'm actually more worried about the traffic on the local roads, however. I like the peaceful exit as it is!


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...and, oh I don't know, maybe lay some asphalt over the concrete rubble in the Banks County segment of I-85.
Yes please. I never understood that section. It's from exit 149 to 154 and that's it. Makes no sense.
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:35 AM
 
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I-85 needs to be either 6 or 8 lanes total from Atlanta to Petersburg, VA. The 3 sections of most immediate concern are NE Georgia / SW SC from I-985 to Clemson, the section near Gaffney, SC that feels like a death trap to me and then the area around Kannapolis, NC that is still astoundingly 2 lanes each direction!
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