The ​I-285 Westside Express Lanes will add new, optional express lanes consisting of one new buffer-separated express lane in each direction on I-285 between I-20 and I-75 to improve mobility on I-285. The I-285 Westside Express Lanes will be part of the larger Georgia Express Lanes network.

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I-285 Westside Express Lanes Map

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 Project Status

Georgia DOT has begun project development, which includes preliminary engineering, environmental studies and traffic analysis. Opportunities for public participation will be provided during the project development phase in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The project is anticipated to start construction in 2023 and complete in 2026. Both the schedule and estimated cost are subject to change.


I-285 Westside Express Lanes Timeline

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5 Things You Need to Know

  1. Adds new lane miles to I-285 in metro Atlanta
  2. Saves an estimated 1,600 hours of delay a day for metro Atlanta commuters by 2030*
  3. The addition of the express lanes will provide more reliable trip times and free access for transit and vanpools
  4. Connects with the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes and I-285 Top End Express Lanes as part of the Georgia Express Lanes network
  5. One of the initial 11 large-scale Major Mobility Investment Program projects to improve transportation in Georgia’s metro areas

Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP)

The project is part of Georgia DOT’s Major Mobility Investment Program, which currently includes an initial 11 large-scale projects that will build a better Georgia by enhancing mobility and safety, fueling economic growth, and improving Georgians’ quality of life.

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(770) 384-6738 (voicemail)

Mailing Address

Georgia Department of Transportation
One Georgia Center | 600 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308

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