When it comes to traffic in Metro Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has a fairly straightforward construction protocol: get in, get out, and stay out. That's why concrete is often the product of choice for major highways and interstates in the Peach state.
In 2016, Walker Concrete was chosen as ready mix supplier for the new $834-million Northwest Corridor Express Lanes designed to reduce congestion for commuters traveling north of Atlanta.
The project consisted of reversible toll lanes that run 12 miles along the median of I-75 from Henry County to Clayton County. The lanes run southbound in the mornings and northbound in the evenings.
GDOT was responsible for the design and construction of the new roadway, and now operate and maintain the toll lanes. The Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority handle toll collection and pricing aspects of the lanes.
Completed in 2018, Walker Concrete worked closely with Northwest Express Roadbuilders, a joint venture of Archer Western and Hubbard Construction to bring this new, faster option for commuters to the city.