The Express Lanes will be separated from regular lanes by a barrier and will be reversible, carrying traffic northbound in the morning toward Atlanta and southbound in the evening. The price per mile will be calibrated up or down based on the amount of congestion in the lane to keep traffic flowing at speeds of 45 mph or greater.
Since the start of construction in October 2014, crews have:
- Laid more than 167,070 tons of asphalt.
- Constructed five of eight sound walls
- Installed 50 percent of the tolling system technology for the Express Lanes system.
- Made significant progress on the construction of bridges, including the Mt. Carmel Bridge, Jonesboro Road Access Bridge, Flippen Road Bridge and I-675 Flyover Bridge.
In order to use the lanes, drivers will need to register for a Peach Pass, which is mounted on the inside windshield. Georgia's Peach Pass can also be used on toll lanes in Florida and North Carolina, and efforts are underway to expand partnerships with other states.