Tips for Using the New I-75/I-575 Express Lanes
GEORGIA – September 10, 2018 (myajc.com) An online article from myajc.com provides helpful information about using the new express lanes on Interstate 75 and Interstate 575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties.*
The new express lanes are part of an $834 million project called the Northwest Corridor Project. They add 30 miles of toll lanes to I-75 and I-575 that are separated from regular traffic on the interstates. The I-75 lanes run from Akers Mill Road to Hickory Road, and the I-575 lanes run from I-75 to Sixes Road.
The lanes are only open to vehicles with six wheels or fewer. No tractor-trailers may use them. They are free to use for state-registered transit vehicles, law enforcement vehicles, and emergency response vehicles. Other drivers wanting to use the express lanes need to obtain a Peach Pass by registering their vehicles at peachpass.com.
The express lanes are open seven days a week and run toward Atlanta in the morning and away from Atlanta in the evening. Peach Pass holders will be charged a toll for using the lanes each trip, and the toll will vary depending on traffic. The minimum toll on most days will be 10 cents per mile. The toll amount will increase as traffic becomes heavier.
Express Lanes already operate on Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County and DeKalb counties and on I-75 in Clayton and Henry counties. The Georgia Department of Transportation finds the express lanes reduce traffic congestion around the Atlanta metro area and plans to open an extension of the lanes on I-85 later this year.
More information about the Northwest Corridor express lanes can be found at peachpass.com.
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