A “Sustainable Highway” in the making in Georgia

Nov 28, 2017, 5:52 AM EST
(Source: Scot/flickr)
(Source: Scot/flickr)

A project, named the Ray, near the town of West Point in Georgia, is asking a few unconventional questions and seeking innovative answers as it transforms a modest corridor of a highway into a sustainable stretch.

The team has ambitious goals of developing the world’s first “sustainable highway” that taps the sun rays incident on it, interacts with passersby and preserves the environment instead of degrading the nature, writes City Lab.

The Ray is a living lab bringing together new and existing technologies and practices for the benefit of environment, notes Green Matters. For example, lining the borders of the highway with a perennial grain called Kernza, will stem soil erosion and soak up far more carbon than grass.