Several Counties around Central Georgia have become warehousing centers where containers go and then contents sent to various suppliers. among those are Lauren’s (Dublin) Peach, and Forsyth. The number of trucks on the interstates and connecting highways have risen noticeably.
“The number of trucks on the interstates and connecting highways have risen noticeably.”
They certainly have. And, many of those trucks are taking back-roads they really shouldn’t be on at all. We see them in my rural county non-stop on small through-roads. These small towns are going to have to come up with a lot of money, that wasn’t previously in their budgets, on road maintenance.
So, it is a trade-off. More jobs for those in the trucking, port and related businesses, which is an economic boon, in addition to lower prices for goods in the area, but more costs for road and other maintenance. In addition there is higher rents for homes as new workers seeking jobs move in to the eastern portion of the State.