HOT Lanes Open

The new High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes opened on I-85 this weekend.  These new lanes are part of a $110 million Congestion Reduction Demonstration Program grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.  The project has converted 16 miles of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to HOT lanes on I-85 from Old Peachtree Road in Gwinnett County to Chamblee Tucker Road in DeKalb County.  A toll is required for solo drivers and two-person car pools to use the lanes and the toll fee is determined based on the rise and fall of congestion.   

A Peach Pass is required to use the HOT lanes and drivers can acquire it here.  You can learn more about the HOT lanes in the article below.

AJC Article by Ariel Hart