We are proud to announce that our I-85 Express Lanes Extension is officially open! Located entirely within Gwinnett County, these 10 miles of newly constructed lanes will begin north of the existing I-85 Express Lanes at Old Peachtree Road and extend to Hamilton Mill Road.
The I-85 Express Lanes Extension are charged separately from the original I-85 Express Lanes. Charging for the Extension separate from the existing I-85 Express Lanes allows for the toll pricing to reflect the typically lower level of congestion that will be experienced on the Extension than on the portion of the existing lanes closer to I-285. If both segments were priced together, the pricing will be based on the higher levels of congestion that occur closer to I-285, resulting in the extension pricing being higher than traffic conditions warrant on the new 10-mile section.
This makes it easier for customers who may only want to travel on one or the other. After traveling in the Express Lanes, customers will see two separate charges on their Peach Pass account as 85 A (I-85 Express Lanes) and 85 B (I-85 Express Lanes Extension).
To learn more about the new toll lanes, click here.