State Route (SR) 6 Congestion Reduction Design - Douglas and Cobb Counties, Georgia

Pond prepared a traffic study and concept design to implement truck-friendly lanes along SR 6 (Thornton Road) in Douglas and Cobb Counties. This design will improve safety and operations from I-20 to the Whitaker Intermodal Terminal, six miles to the north, and reduce travel congestion. This project is a unique mixture of roadway widening and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) elements to create a first of its kind, truly truck friendly corridor.

Unique Project Elements:

  • Overhead signs and pavement markings
  • Dilemma zone protection for trucks
  • Traffic responsive signal timing based on sensing mix of vehicles and adjusting for heavy truck volumes
  • Bluetooth travel time information
  • Camera monitoring with fiber optic connections to GDOT, Douglas County, and Cobb County DOT
  • Traveler information to intermodal center – NaviGAtor and overhead signage to avoid confusion with drop lanes
  • Loop ramp for I-20
  • Truck Advantage Lane defined with additional pavement/lanes

Relevant Project Highlights:

  • Corridor-wide evaluation of most efficient approach to move mixed traffic through the heavily traveled area.
  • Focused signal by signal approach to developing a corridor-wide plan for optimal operations.
  • Highly varied and specific approach to developing the best operations and traffic flow.

Related Projects

Related News

Pond Ranks Top 20 Best Firms to Work For by Zweig Group!

Pond Ranks Top 20 Best Firms to Work For by Zweig Group!

ATLANTA - (07.07.20) - Pond, an industry leader in architecture, engineering, planning and construction services, is excited to be recognized as one of Zweig’s 2020 Best Firms to Work For. Our firm ranked #13 in the 200+ Employees category and #20 in the...

Emerald Trail Model Project Design Unveiled

Emerald Trail Model Project Design Unveiled

Pond is proud to be a part of this initiative in Jacksonville! "Groundwork Jacksonville has unveiled the design of the Emerald Trail Model Project — the first segment of the Emerald Trail linking Brooklyn to the S-Line Rail Link through LaVilla. Construction of the...

Pin It on Pinterest