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I hope he had nothing to do with the Peach Pass and the fiasco of the HOT lane. For, yes, that dangerous 316 entrance onto 85 was eliminated. But now we have 10 times more danger, as the HOT lane requires 10 such exits (north & south combined). So 85 will never be as dangerous as it will be come Sunday.
The new 316 interchange was built, in large part, to eliminate the hazardous entrance of 316 entering I-85 southbound on the left, such that people were killed trying to get off on Pleasant Hill. They had to cross over 5 lanes of traffic from left to right. Something like 150 million was spent to correct this hazard. Now, however, we have "Gena L. Evans, executive director of the State Road and Tollway Authority," who has designed a system that creates this hazard five new times each way on 85 in Gwinnett.
How many people have to die before the system is disassembled because it is too dangerous to operate?
Our public transportation fat cat bureaucrats spent 110 million to create a problem 10 times worse that existed 10 years ago, before their 150 million new 85/316 interchange. Only government bureaucrats can spend 110 million more to create a section of Interstate to be far more dangerous than it was before. We've paid for a HOT lane that mainly public bureaucrats can ride in and have the taxpayer pay their way as a business expense. How much of that 3.9 million will actually be paid by private citizens that aren't reimbursed by the taxpayer? We might as well have taken 260 million dollars and burned it on the lawn of the State Capitol.
You can bet "Gena L. Evans, executive director of the State Road and Tollway Authority." along with other privileged bureaucrats, will ride for free regardless of what the signs say. Other pampered privileged bureaucrats will too. This new lane represents a new form of politcal perks, mainly, for the politically connected, and will mainly function to get bureaucrats a free ride in their new cars, which are also probably financed by the taxpayer through cheap loans.
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