Largest road project in Georgia history to be completed this summer

The $834 million Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project is expected to open by September

April 20, 2018
Georgia express lanes project

The largest road project in Georgia’s state history is just about finished as officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced that the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project should wrap up by late summer.

The 30 miles of reversible express lanes stretch down parts of I-575 in Cherokee County and I-75 in Cobb County before ending at the I-285 interchange near SunTrust Park. The lanes will open for drivers heading south in the morning and then to the north for the afternoon rush.

Despite inclement weather conditions over the past six months, GDOT was able to keep the $834 million project on track.

While most of the work is already complete, GDOT crews are still racing to finish elevated portions of the expressway near the I-285 interchange. When the project eventually opens in September, all of the lanes will be toll lanes, which require drivers to have the Peach Pass, the state’s electronic toll collection device.

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Source: WSB-TV (Atlanta)

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