With the public still reeling from the HOT lane project on I-85, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle has brought a new idea to the table: creating “reversible” lanes that widen one part of the highway during the I-85 commute.
The Gwinnett Daily Post reports that the “grandiose” idea may be even more real the earlier thought, with county officials saying that the reversible lanes have been discussed by an advisory group whose report could be ready as early as March.
The idea is to add movable barriers that would change some northbound lanes into southbound lanes in the morning, and vice versa in the afternoon.
Some say they are all for any measure that would improve commutes—and have commended the idea for its creativity. Others have said it is foolish to spend more money on infrastructure when the HOT lanes are still not fully utilized.
What do you think? Are reversible lanes a good idea?