On Friday, July 13, 2018, Peach Pass celebrated the opening of its NEW Retail Center at the Kennesaw Department of Driver Services with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! Both the Peach Pass Retail Center and the DDS facility, located at 3690 Old Highway 41 NW in Kennesaw, conveniently serve drivers in the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes area of Cherokee and Cobb counties. The lanes are slated to open in late summer 2018.
The event is hosted by the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA), the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT). Motorists, residents, local businesses and transportation partners joined us to learn firsthand about Peach Pass, tolling in Georgia and the benefits of driving on the Georgia Express Lanes. Customers had the chance to sign up for a Peach Pass account on site.
In addition, there was information on-hand about DDS services, including the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program, the DDS 2 Go mobile app and other programs. Local radio station Star 94 presented a live broadcast from the event.
“We are pleased to again partner with DDS, with this Peach Pass Retail Center marking our third center inside a DDS facility,” Chris Tomlinson, SRTA Executive Director, said. “This center will serve as the Peach Pass ‘hub’ for drivers in the I-75/I-575 area, providing a convenient location to obtain a Peach Pass, gather more information about the program and service their accounts.”
“The success of Georgia’s Express Lane projects is a direct result of a valuable partnership between Georgia DOT and SRTA,” said GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry. “We are excited to have drivers obtain their Peach Passes and begin to utilize the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes when they open later this year.”
“DDS currently has two customer service centers, Locust Grove and Lawrenceville, that serve as home to Peach Pass Retail Centers. I am very pleased with the addition of our Kennesaw/Acworth DDS location to the partnership with SRTA,” commented Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Spencer R. Moore. “Allowing thousands of Georgians the convenience of registering for a Peach Pass while conducting their driver licensing needs is a great example of two state agencies efficiently working together to provide quality customer service.”
The Northwest Corridor Express Lanes are reversible toll lanes that run along I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties. The 29.7 miles of dynamically priced lanes are separated from the general purposes lanes by an elevated bridge or concrete barrier and a series of gates, offering the highest level of safety. These new lanes will add capacity to the existing general purpose lanes.
The Lanes are accessible seven days a week with a registered Peach Pass mounted properly on the vehicle. The Northwest Corridor Express Lanes will flow toward Atlanta during the morning commute and away from Atlanta during the evening commute. For special events such as holiday travel, Georgia DOT will work to ensure the operation of the system has the lanes flowing in the direction with the greatest travel demand.
A Peach Pass gives drivers access to all current and future express lane projects, including the I-85 Express Lanes and the I-75 South Metro Express Lanes and it is accepted by Florida’s SunPass system and North Carolina’s Quick Pass system.
Additional Peach Pass Retail Centers are located at DDS facilities in Lawrenceville (310 Hurricane Shoals, NE, Lawrenceville, GA 30046) and Locust Grove (619 Tanger Boulevard, Locust Grove, GA 30248).