Road extension will ease truck traffic
The extension of Gateway Global Drive from Highway 72 near Volvo to Highway 302 is under discussion by the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority and Marshall County.
Justin Hall, director of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority, said IDA has money to add the top five inches of surface to the 1,650-foot stretch to Highway 302. The road will be built in a public/private partnership where the private partners would do the dirt work, drainage and base and IDA would pay an estimated $150,000 to add the five inches of asphalt.
The road extension to Highway 302 will provide a truck route from Highway 72 to Highway 302, thus diverting heavy truck traffic off Cayce Road, which on the north end still has a lot of residential properties.