Northwest Corridor Express Lanes Now Open to Traffic

The Georgia Department of Transportation has officially opened the Northwest Corridor (NWC) Express Lanes to traffic this morning. This infrastructure project, the largest of its kind in state history, adds approximately 30 miles of fully-reversible, tolled express lanes.

To use the express lanes, drivers must have a registered Peach Pass through the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA). A Peach Pass can be purchased at

WHEN: Mid-morning – Saturday, September 8. The lanes will remain in the southbound direction through the weekend and during the Monday morning commute. The lanes will be reversed to the northbound direction mid-day on Monday to accommodate the afternoon commute. The NWC Express lanes will operate southbound in the morning and reverse to northbound in the evening.

WHERE: Along I-75 from Akers Mill Road to Hickory Grove Road, and along I-575 from I-75 to Sixes Road. The first 14 days of operation will be free for motorists with a registered Peach Pass to encourage commuters to utilize the express lanes.

Advisory: Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit, or download the Georgia 511 app.

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