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I-85 Express Lanes

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.

What's happening Now

Public Meetings

Georgia DOT staff will provide information on the proposed project to the public at Cool Ray Field in Gwinnett, Saturday, September 27, from 10AM -2PM

Public Information Open House meetings will be held at the following locations:

Date Time Location
Monday, Sept. 29 5PM-7PM Gwinnett Center Atrium Gallery
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA
Thursday, Oct. 2 5PM-7PM Braselton Police and Municipal Court Building, 5040 Highway 53, Braselton, GA




 Project Overview






Express Lane Simulation Video


Public Meeting Presentations





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

Email & Phone 
(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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