Georgia to Turn I-85 into Toll Road

Camie Young
Gwinnett Daily News
November 28, 2008

    Interstate 85’s carpool lanes will be converted to toll lanes, as U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters on Tuesday announced a $110 million grant to get Gwinnett’s traffic moving.

    While the toll pricing has not been determined, rates would change based on congestion on the interstate, and cars with three or more people in them would still be free.

    “America’s cities are struggling under the weight of higher population and greater demand on their roads and transit systems,” Peters said. “Only by taking aggressive, forward-thinking approaches like Atlanta has done can urban areas hope to remain competitive in the century ahead.”

    Standing along I-85 at the Indian Trail park and ride lot, Peters said the grant would also include $30 million to buy 36 buses and expand park and ride lots.

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