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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 7:00am

I-75 Toll Lanes Coming To South Atlanta

Updated: 1 year ago.
The variable-rate toll lanes on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta. The Georgia Department of Transportation said in a news release that it has awarded a $176.2 million contract to build similar lanes on a stretch of Interstate 75 in Henry and Clayton counties south of Atlanta. The lanes are supposed to improve the congested interstate corridor south of Atlanta. (Photo by Joshua Stewart.)

Transportation officials in Georgia have announced the awarding of a contract to improve a congested interstate corridor south of Atlanta.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said in a news release that it has awarded a $176.2 million contract to build variable-rate toll lanes on a stretch of Interstate 75 in Henry and Clayton counties.

Department Commissioner Keith Golden says the 12-mile project will help accommodate growth in the region. Construction will likely begin later this year and the lanes are expected to open by the end of 2016.

The I-75 express lane project was one of 21 new initiatives announced Monday by transportation officials. All of the new projects combined represent an investment of $288 million in transportation infrastructure.

Other projects include reconstructing interchanges, resurfacing roadways, and widening some roads.

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