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Georgia Express

Georgia Express Lanes are optional toll lanes that run alongside existing interstates in some of the most congested corridors around metro Atlanta. These lanes provide a choice for drivers to pay a toll to bypass congestion when desired, offer a clear path for transit operators and add an alternative to the roads that exist today.  Express Lanes are intended to provide a mobility choice and more reliable travel times in peak periods for motorists and bus patrons.   The result is a network of lanes that provide more reliable and predictable trip times.  View express lanes below.

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Project In Operation

I-85 Express Lanes 

Projects In Development

Northwest Corridor  I-75 South Metro

Projects Under Consideration


About Georgia Express Lanes


Types of Express Lanes


 HOT Lanes


High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes

These lanes are designated for eligible vehicles to use for free, while others can use by paying a variable toll. As demand changes, the toll fluctuates to keep the optimal number of cars flowing at an acceptable speed. Toll cost is posted so motorists can decide whether to use the lane. Electronic toll collection (transponders) eliminates the need for toll plazas, allowing traffic to maintain highway speeds. Vehicles over two axles are prohibited from using both HOV and HOT lanes.   View Express Lane Sign Tutorial 

 Express Toll Lanes


Express Toll Lanes (ETL)

These lanes are similar to HOT lanes, with the main difference being that, in HOT lanes, vehicles that meet prescribed occupancy requirements are granted free access, while in ETLs all vehicles pay according to the toll schedule. 

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