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Old 05-20-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: I-20 from Atlanta to Augusta
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This is just an idea, but what would you think if there was an interstate from Huntsville AL to Augusta GA, I have attached the idea course which would use already existing routes like interstate 59 and 75 to connect the two cities. What do you think about this idea?
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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This is just an idea, but what would you think if there was an interstate from Huntsville AL to Augusta GA, I have attached the idea course which would use already existing routes like interstate 59 and 75 to connect the two cities. What do you think about this idea?
I think it would be best to have an interstate that directly connects Huntsville and Atlanta (join I-20 or I-75 somewhere in outer/middle Metro Atlanta).

This would connect Huntsville with Augusta--by way of the Capital of the American South (which would really benefit Huntsville).
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:35 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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This is just an idea, but what would you think if there was an interstate from Huntsville AL to Augusta GA, I have attached the idea course which would use already existing routes like interstate 59 and 75 to connect the two cities. What do you think about this idea?
Looks like it passes east of Athens. Don't bulldoze my place.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:36 AM
 
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Yikes...more traffic on 24 through downtown Chattanooga?

I'm an Atlantan, and I still don't understand how people in Chattanooga tolerate that road. In the sporadic times I've passed through that place, those are some of the worst traffic jams I've ever seen.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I think the proposed Interstate 3 from Savannah to Augusta and then thru the mountains to Knoxville should go to Augusta and then take broad arc thru northern Georgia and go on to Huntsville. It could then continue along Northern Alabama and eventually end up at Memphis.

Proposed route: Savannah to Augusta to Athens to Gainesville to Rome to Huntsville (bypass Chattanooga altogether) then overlay 565 then connect Decatur, Florence, Muscle Shoals and then on west along the Mississippi/Tennessee line to Memphis.

The biggest NIMBY protests for Interstate 3 have come from mountain areas. this would skirt the southern end of the Blue Ridge in N. GA and provide an alternative route around Atlanta now that the Outer Perimeter is shuttered.

Interstate 3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Personally I'd rather see an east bypass of Chattanooga.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Personally I'd rather see an east bypass of Chattanooga.
I once saw a proposal (can't remember where, but maybe someone had a link on this site) to extend I-81 south to the FL panhandle. It would overlay 75 from Knoxville to the Athens/Cleveland TN area then would split south to Dalton (which would make your eastern bypass of Chattanooga) then cross over west of 75 to Rome and follow the old path of the once proposed West Georgia Tollroad, running down the western part of the state, would overlay 185 to Columbus and then to either an eastern leg to Bainbridge and Tallahassee OR more westerly to Dothan, AL and then Panama City.

Imagine this, my idea above for Interstate 3 along with the proposed Interstate 14 (which would run from Augusta to Macon to Columbus and on to Natchez, MS) and you would have a complete triangle which cross state traffic could avoid Atlanta on all sides. I think the state needs all of these roads. 75 and 85 could certainly use the relief and big rigs travelling cross country could avoid Atlanta, easing local traffic.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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You know such an interstate would be a time saver for me but I'm not really in favor of proceeding with any new interstates until we have high speed rail.

See, interstates have become clogged with 18 wheelers and 85 year olds dragging their mobile hotel rooms with them across the country and really aren't an efficient means of transport for the average person trying to get from one place to another across this vast land.

More roads equals more maintenance. More maintenance equals more taxes.

We need to figure out how to do more with what we have. Building bypasses and endless freeways, especially when they cut through fairly pristine areas like the N.Ga mountains, is not the answer.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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You know such an interstate would be a time saver for me but I'm not really in favor of proceeding with any new interstates until we have high speed rail.

See, interstates have become clogged with 18 wheelers and 85 year olds dragging their mobile hotel rooms with them across the country and really aren't an efficient means of transport for the average person trying to get from one place to another across this vast land.

More roads equals more maintenance. More maintenance equals more taxes.

We need to figure out how to do more with what we have. Building bypasses and endless freeways, especially when they cut through fairly pristine areas like the N.Ga mountains, is not the answer.
I would love high speed rail, don't get me wrong. But when the exorbitant cost of it can be rationalized vs. the cost of roads for long distance travel, your argument about more taxes will gain a shred of credibility.
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:51 AM
 
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Google Maps driving directions From Huntsville, AL to Adairsville, GA looks like it would make an ideal Interstate Route.

Maybe then GA would extend it to Canton - Cumming - Buford creating that Outer Perimeter Northern Arc they have been talking about for decades.
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