As part of the conversion of the existing , the Georgia Department of Transportation is planning both day and night time lane closures.
Daytime work is expected to take place in the following locations in the northbound lanes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the southbound lanes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
- Monday, July 11 - work will occur on I-85 south only closing the left lane or HOV lane from north of Pleasantdale Road to south of SR 140/Jimmy Carter Boulevard.
- Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13 - work will occur on I-85 north and south closing the left lane or HOV lane from SR 378/Beaver Ruin Road to Steve Reynolds Boulevard.
During the overnight hours, southbound closures will begin at 8 p.m. and continue to 5 a.m. Overnight lane closures may occur at the following locations:
- Sunday, July 10 through Friday, July 15 - work will occur on I-85 south only, closing the right lane from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. milepost 110 (south of SR 317/Lawrenceville Suwanee Road and Old Peachtree Road. This work is to install the conduit, cabling, antennas, cameras and other equipment that will operate the tolling network for the State Road and Tollway Authority.
- Thursday, July 14 - work is planned along SR 316 west only, closing the right lane only for the installation of new signage from Boggs Road to Sugarloaf Parkway for the installation of wireless systems.
The I-85 Express Lanes Project includes installation of 16 miles of fiber and signage along Interstate Highway 85 between Chamblee Tucker Road and Old Peachtree Road and along State Route 316 between I-85 and Riverside Parkway.
When completed, registered transit buses, motorcycles, alternative fueled vehicles and vehicles with three or more passengers will be allowed to use the inside (left) HOT lane for free, while single and double occupant vehicles will be allowed to use the lane if they choose to pay a variably priced toll. Please visit www.georgiatolls.com for additional information.
Updated construction information is available by calling 511, a free phone service that provides statewide traffic and travel information. Visit www.511ga.org for details.