For many Cobb County Public Library patrons, your paths between home, work, schools, shopping, and libraries will change later this year. Here is information you will want to know:
From Cobb County Communications, cobbcounty.org:
Georgia Department of Transportation and State Road and Tollway Authority staff are finalizing the construction and testing phases of the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes. These lanes will increase options and alleviate congestion for commuters traveling north of Atlanta, including parts of Cobb County.
The express lanes are expected to open this summer and add new capacity for Interstate 75 and Interstate 575 motorists.
The Northwest Corridor Express Lanes are reversible lanes that run along I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties. The 29.7 miles of toll lanes are separated from general lanes by an elevated bridge or concrete barrier and a series of gates, offering a higher level of safety.
For detailed information on the new lanes, read the fact sheet by clicking here.
The toll lanes extend along I-75 from Akers Mill Road to Hickory Grove Road and along I-575 from I-75 to Sixes Road. The reversible lanes will travel southbound toward Atlanta in the morning and northbound in the evening.
The lanes will be managed by dynamic pricing, with the rate rising as demand increases and falling during off-peak travel times or as demand decreases.
All motorists will choose to use the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes must have registered Peach Passes on their vehicles and will pay tolls. This includes motorcycles, alternative fuel vehicles and carpools.
You can set up a Peach Pass account and receive your Peach Pass transponder by visiting PeachPass.com, applying via the Peach Pass GO! mobile app, calling customer service at 1-855-PCH-PASS, getting a Pay n GO! Peach Pass at area CVS pharmacy or Walgreens locations or opening an account in person at a Peach Pass Customer Service Center.