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Tolled "Zipper" Lanes Planned for I-20; Transit Still Stuck

Plans by state transportation officials to install “movable” toll lanes to reduce morning gridlock along I-20 in south DeKalb are being praised but also renewing questions about whether the long-promised MARTA rail line along the corridor will ever become a reality.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) sent a letter to DeKalb County Commissioners on June 14, informing them that the agency intends to construct, “a tolled movable vehicle barrier separated lane on I-20 westbound from Panola Road to Columbia Drive” -- a 5.2 mile stretch of the highway.

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