New record for I-85 HOT lane toll: $13.95

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New record for I-85 HOT lane toll: $13.95

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It cost drivers a record $13.95 to drive on the “HOT” express lanes on I-85 southbound in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties on Mon., Aug. 22, 2016. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

The cost to drive the 16-mile stretch of “HOT” express lanes on I-85 southbound in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties increased to a record $13.95 Monday, according to the State Road and Tollway Authority.

That is the maximum amount allowed by law.

The previous record, set in November 2015, was $12.

The State Road and Tollway Authority announced earlier this month that toll rates for several parts of I-85’s HOT lanes would increase starting Monday.

The change is aimed at reducing HOT lane congestion and providing “a more reliable and predictable commute for Peach Pass Customers,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

The increase will remain in effect from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. each day.

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