The State Road and Tollway Authority announced it has reduced the cost of driving on the I-85 Express Lanes. Instead of costing between 10-90 cents per mile depending on traffic flow, it will cost between 1-90 cents per mile. So now when the traffic flow is light, it will cost you less to drive in the toll lanes. According to a news release on the Peach Pass website, this went into immediate effect when passed by the SRTA Board on Friday.
“We are pleased to institute this operational improvement for our customers,” SRTA Executive Director Gena L. Evans said in the release. “Now motorists using the Express Lanes during off peak hours could pay as low as 16 cents for the full distance of an Express Lanes trip.”
Rates given as typical off-peak hours include, but are not limited to:
- Midday: 10 a.m. — 3 p.m.
- Evening/Overnight: 8 p.m. — 6 a.m.
- Friday: 8 p.m. — Monday 6 a.m.
SRTA officials also announced that in the next few weeks, visitors who log on to www.peachpass.com will be able to view live online streaming of key toll rates signs.
In order to achieve this, four new dedicated EarthCam cameras will be installed for the public to view toll rates on the I-85 Express Lanes at Chamblee-Tucker Road and Pleasantdale Road going northbound and Old Peachtree Road and Sugarloaf Parkway going southbound. Officials said details will be released on PeachPass.com as they become available. For more information about Peach Pass, go to www.peachpass.com.