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I-85 Express Lanes
I-85 Express Lanes Extension

      This project proposes the addition of 10 miles of newly constructed toll lanes north of the existing I-85 Express lanes. Located entirely within Gwinnett County, these lanes would begin north of the existing express lanes on I-85 at Old Peachtree Road and would extend to Hamilton Mill Road. These lanes will be designed to improve traffic flow, increase options for motorists and transit and registered vanpool customers, provide reliable trip times, create jobs and bring economic benefits to the residents of this region. These lanes will be managed by a variable priced tolling system. In addition to the toll lanes, new auxiliary lanes are proposed for construction to keep traffic moving in the congested areas of the corridor. Auxiliary lanes are constructed between on- and off -ramps to allow drivers a safe way to merge into traffic while also preventing bottlenecks caused by drivers attempting to enter or exit the freeway.

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      I-85 Express Lanes Extension Project Breaks Ground

      8/3/2016

      Georgia DOT hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the new I-85 Express Lanes Extension. Georgia DOT Deputy Commissioner Mike Dover, joined by State Transportation Board members Rudy Bowen, Emily Dunn, Jamie Boswell, and Sam Wellborn. State Road and Tollway Authority (STRA) Executive Director Chris Tomlinson and other state and local officials celebrated the highly-anticipated milestone that will add 10 miles of newly constructed toll lanes extending north of the existing I-85 Express Lanes.

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        There are several ways the public can stay informed about the I-85 Express Lanes Project.

        Email & Phone

        I85ExpressLanes@dot.ga.gov 
        (404) 347-0185 Voice Mail

        Mailing Address

        Andrew Hoenig, P.E.
        I-85 Express Lanes Project Manager
        Georgia DOT - One Georgia Center
        600 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308

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