Georgia DOT Pushes Back Plans for Metro Atlanta Toll Lanes

Georgia officials unveiled major changes Oct. 7 to an $11 billion road-building program that will delay projects aimed at addressing metro Atlanta’s traffic mess.

The Georgia Department of Transportation had planned to complete toll lanes on the northern half of Interstate 285 by 2028. But under the revised plan, the lanes won’t be finished until 2032. The opening of new toll lanes on Ga. 400 has been pushed back from 2024 to 2027.

Meanwhile, GDOT will accelerate construction of truck lanes from Macon to McDonough and the widening of I-85 from Ga. 53 to U.S. 129 northeast of Atlanta. It also will move forward with smaller improvements along I-285.