MACON, GA (WALB) - Drivers along I-75 could see less trucks on the road in the future.
Governor Deal said that the truck-only lanes are still in the state's long-term goals.
Officials hope to install two truck-only lanes that will stretch across 38 miles of I-75.
The two lanes will run from Macon to McDonough and will include a barrier that'll separate the trucks from the general traffic.
The state hopes that separating the trucks will not only help alleviate the congestion along I-75, but also make the roadway safer for everyone.
The project is expected to cost over $2 billion dollars.
Governor Deal mentioned earlier this month that House Bill 170 will help with the project's cost.
"[House Bill 170] makes a huge difference. In addition to improving local roads, replacing bridges that have been in desperate need of repair for a very long time, it gives us the extra funding to do some of these new projects that hold a long-term, positive promise for our state," Governor Deal said.
The project is progressing, but at a slow rate.
The governor said that because the project involves an interstate, it has to be approved by the Federal Highway Commission.
According to a report by Trucks.com, the lanes could be in use by 2030.