The Ray prepares for Troup County Growth
By Alicia B. Hill
Much has changed in just over three years since The Ray beautification and energy efficiency project was proposed for the section of Interstate 85 that passes through Troup County.
The Ray is a project on Interstate 85 that focuses on creating a green corridor, with a focus on both plant life and clean energy. The Ray stretches 18 miles — starting at exit 18 and continuing to the West Point visitor center — and has already been recognized within the state for the technology installed as part of the project, such as a free tire pressure sensor and electric car charger at the visitor center. The center is also home to a butterfly garden and a sample section of solar roadway.