Georgia plans 120 miles of toll lanes to address metro Atlanta traffic.

Toll lanes on east side of I-285? Your chance to learn more

As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported recently, the Georgia Department of Transportation is moving forward with plans for toll lanes on the top half of the Perimeter

Now the agency has begun the year’s long process of adding lanes to the east side of I-285

GDOT plans to build one toll lane in each direction along a 10-mile stretch of the Perimeter from Henderson Road to just north of I-20. Construction tentatively would begin in 2022, with the lanes opening in 2025. 

A first step: GDOT has scheduled a series of June meetings where the public can get information about its plan. Here’s the schedule: 

*4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 18 at the Clarkston First Baptist Church Gymnasium, 3999 Church St., Clarkston. 

*4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 20 at the Peace Baptist Church Annex, 3996 Covington Highway, Decatur. 

*11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 25 at the Rehoboth Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 2997 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker. 

*4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 27 at the DoubleTree Hotel Northlake Atlanta, 4156 LaVista Rd., Atlanta. 

The project is part of the state’s planned 120-mile network of toll lanes across metro Atlanta. 

You can learn more about the proposed east side Perimeter toll lanes here. Read more about the top end lanes here.

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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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