Lane Orientation Changed, Tolls Waived on I-75 South Metro Express Lanes Until Further Notice

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, September 8th, 2017

With increased traffic expected as evacuees begin travelling inland from coastal Georgia and Florida due to Hurricane Irma, the I-75 South Metro Express Lanes will remain oriented northbound until further notice. In addition, the lanes will be open to all vehicles regardless of their Peach Pass status, and tolls are being waived.

The waiving of tolls and pass requirements will take effect at 12:01 a.m., Friday, Sept. 8.

Travel on I-75 is being coordinated by the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

Normally, vehicles are required to have a Georgia Peach Pass or a Florida SunPass to access the Express Lanes. With the waiver, all vehicles, regardless of whether they have a pass, can access the lanes at no cost. Tractor-trailers are prohibited from using the lanes, which are not open to vehicles with more than two axles or six wheels.

The I-75 South Metro Express Lanes will remain oriented northbound and tolls remain waived as SRTA and GDOT monitor weather and travel conditions. SRTA’s orienting of the lanes and waiving of the tolls is being done in coordination with GDOT’s contraflow plans for I-16.

For the latest information on travel impacts from the hurricane, visit the GDOT website at http://www.dot.ga.gov/DS/Emergency/Hurricane or the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency at http://www.gema.ga.gov/Pages/default.aspx.