The Georgia Department of Transportation is holding a series of community meetings to highlight its plans for toll lanes on I-285.

I-285 toll lanes: DOT holds community meetings in May

The Georgia Department of Transportation has kicked off a series of information meetings about its plans for toll lanes along the top half of the Perimeter

The first of seven meetings took place in Doraville Tuesday, May 14, where some 50 people got a peek at GDOT plans for two toll lanes (or “express lanes”) in each direction along I-285 from Paces Ferry Road in Cobb County to Henderson Road in DeKalb County. 

Those plans are in the early stages – details about the properties that would be affected by the highway expansion likely won’t come until early next year. But with some residents worried the expanding highway will encroach on their neighborhoods, GDOT is rolling out some basic information. 

> RELATED: Georgia DOT rolls out plans for Northside I-285 toll lanes

You can learn more about the project – and residents’ concerns – here

Here’s the schedule for the remaining community information meetings : 

*6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday May 21 at the Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle SE, Smyrna. 

*Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday May 22 at the Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Suites, 6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Sandy Springs. 

*6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday May 22 at Dunwoody City Hall, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Dunwoody. 

*6 to 8 p.m. Thursday May 23 at Brookhaven City Hall, 4362 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven.

Here is a list meetings already held:

*Tuesday May 14 at Clarion Conference Center, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Doraville.

*Tuesday, May 14 at Chamblee First United Methodist Church, 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Chamblee. 

*Wednesday May 15 at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, 1978 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody. 

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David Wickert
David Wickert
David Wickert writes about transportation issues for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He previously worked for newspapers in Washington state, Illinois...
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