The State Road and Tollway Authority is gearing up for the opening of the Northwest Corridor (NWC) Express Lanes project! Construction is underway and is slated for completion in late summer 2018.
The NWC Express Lanes project will improve travel in the I-75/I-575 corridor by adding nearly 30 miles of express lanes along I-75 from Akers Mill Road to Hickory Grove Road and along I-575 from I-75 to Sixes Road. Two express lanes will be built to the west of the existing lanes along I-75 between I-285 and I-575. From that interchange, one express lane will be added along I-75 north to Hickory Grove Road and one express lane will be added along I-575 to Sixes Road. The reversible express lanes will operate southbound in the morning and northbound in the evening, adding capacity to the general-purpose lanes.
The lanes are designed to improve traffic flow, increase options for motorists and transit and registered vanpool customers, provide reliable trip times, create jobs and bring economic benefits to the residents of this region.
To access the NWC Express Lanes, commuters must use a Peach Pass transponder which is a small, thin electronic toll collection device that adheres to a vehicle windshield OR a bumper that mounts to the front of a vehicle. The Peach Pass is connected to an account established with SRTA that automatically deducts the proper tolls when using the electronic toll lanes of the Georgia Express Lanes. These lanes give commuters the option to bypass traffic along interstates that are within some of the most congested corridors in metro Atlanta.
For more information on the project and how to sign up for a Peach Pass, please visit https://www.peachpass.com/where-can-i-use-peach-pass/northwest-corridor/.