Wed., October 17, 2012 8:15am (EDT)

I-85 Toll Lane Prices Hit Record
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Rates for the so-called HOT lanes on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta have steadily increased in the past year, from $4.70 in February to $5 in April. Motorists paid a record $6.05 to use the lanes Tuesday morning. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.freefoto.com/>Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com</a>.)
Rates for the so-called HOT lanes on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta have steadily increased in the past year, from $4.70 in February to $5 in April. Motorists paid a record $6.05 to use the lanes Tuesday morning. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)
The cost to use interstate tolls in metro Atlanta has soared in recent weeks and hit a new record this week.

Motorists paid a record $6.05 to use the lanes Tuesday morning.

Rates for the so-called HOT lanes on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta have steadily increased in the past year, from $4.70 in February to $5 in April.

Gena L. Evans, executive director of the State Road and Tollway Authority, said the price hit $6 at times last week and on Monday before setting Tuesday's record.

SRTA officials have say they've issued nearly 200,000 Peach Passes.

The I-85 toll lanes span about 16 miles from near Chamblee Tucker Road, just south of I-285, to Old Peachtree Road in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.