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“The opening of the I-85 Express Lanes will represent a new era in transportation innovation,” said Dr. Gena L. Evans, executive director of the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA). “This all-electronic commuting choice gives registered Peach Pass customers access to a more reliable travel option in the I-85 corridor. The Express Lanes concept has been proven successful in eight other cities, and we are excited about its ability to positively impact I-85 traffic and keep Metro Atlantans moving.”
Motorists have seen sign changes, with the permanent Express Lane text now featuring the Peach Pass logo.
Final Road I-85 Express Lane Construction Details
Changes to the signs over the southbound lanes of I-85 will begin south of State Route 317 in Suwanee. Changes to signage on the northbound lanes of I-85 will begin about a mile north of Clairmont Road in DeKalb County. Crews also will remove existing HOV pavement markings and new Express Lane pavement markings will be installed while working in the area.
Peach Pass Registration
Peach Pass registration is required for all vehicles using the I-85 Express Lanes once the system goes live Oct. 1 - even motorists using toll-exempt vehicles. These include carpools with three or more occupants, transit vehicles, motorcycles, on-call emergency vehicles and Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV) with the proper AFV license plates (not including hybrids).
Motorists wanting the option to use the new I-85 Express Lanes and the all-electronic toll lanes on GA 400 can obtain a Peach Pass online at www.PeachPass.com, by phone at 1-855-PCH-PASS (724-7277) or in person at two Department of Driver Services locations in Gwinnett County: 2211 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross, and 310 Hurricane Shoals Road NE, Lawrenceville. It can also be done at a new Customer Service Center located on the ground floor of 47 Trinity Avenue SW, Atlanta.
To register for an account, motorists will need their contact and vehicle tag information and an initial prepaid amount of $20 dollars for Personal Toll Accounts. For more information on Peach Pass and the I-85 Express Lanes, visit www.PeachPass.com.