Sixteen Mile Stretch of Interstate in West Georgia May Become the Most Restorative Highway in The U.S.

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Sixteen Mile Stretch of Interstate in West Georgia May Become the Most Restorative Highway in The U.S.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:00pm

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This summer, friends and associates of Ray C. Anderson gathered on what would have been his 80th birthday to dedicate the naming of a 16-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in West Georgia in his honor.  A West Point, GA native and graduate of Georgia Tech, Ray founded Troup County–based Interface, Inc., the world’s largest carpet tile manufacturer, and led his company to become a highly lauded and emulated model of sustainable industry. 
 
Fittingly, the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway extends from exit 2 to exit 18, bookend exits to two Interface manufacturing plants located in West Point and LaGrange.
 
Beyond recognizing this visionary son of Troup County, The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has launched a vision study to explore the possibility of making the Ray C. Anderson Memorial highway the world’s first restorative transportation corridor.
   
Its long-term goal:  to demonstrate and display cutting-edge technologies and to foster innovative and sustainable practices in highway design, stewardship and management that change the way we think about highways.
   
How did a seed of an idea inspire something bigger and better than anyone could imagine?
 
 

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Valerie Bennett
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Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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