Tolls Planned on I-75, I-575

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In one of Georgia’s first attempts at highway improvements through private-public partnerships, two state agencies have given the go-ahead on plans to create reversible toll lanes along Interstates 75 and 575 in the Northwest submarket. The Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission and State Road and Tollway Authority approved plans submitted by Northwest Express Roadbuilders to construct about 30 miles of toll lates along the interstates in Cobb and Cherokee Counties. $599 million of the $840 million allotted to this project will go to Norwest Express Roadbuilders, with the other $241 million being spent on admin costs, right of way acquisitions, and work to be completed by the State Road and Tollway Authority.

Once the project wraps in 2018, there will be two reversible toll lanes along I-75 from I-285 to I-575. One reversible toll lane will be added along I-75 from I-575 N to Hickory Grove Road and another along I-575 N to Sixe Road. The toll price will be dictated by the amount of traffic on the road, similar to the toll lanes in Gwinnett County, and will require a reloadable Peach Pass card to use.

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