The I-285 Top End Express Lanes is one of the initial 11 Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP) projects to improve mobility along the northern segment of I-285 in metro Atlanta, one of the most heavily traveled and congested interstate highways in America. The project will be part of the larger Georgia Express Lanes network, designed to provide a connected transportation system with reliable trip times for motorists.
The project focuses on adding two new at-grade and elevated, barrier-separated express lanes in both directions of I-285 between Henderson Road and Paces Ferry Road and to the North Springs MARTA Station on SR 400. The project is in early stages of development, so the initial concept design is underway and access points are still being determined.
Interactive Project Timeline
- Late 2020/Early 2021
Project Public Participation
The I-285 Top End Express Lanes project has been informed by public and stakeholder input from the start. Georgia DOT has incorporated many comments and recommendations into the current project’s plans. In preparation of the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), outreach to corridor stakeholders will continue for additional public review and comment. Georgia DOT plans to hold a round of Public Information Open Houses (PIOHs) to provide early concept information and gather feedback in early 2020.
Georgia DOT hosted a series of meetings in May 2019 to inform local stakeholders of the decision to formally close the Revive285 environmental process, rescind the existing Revive285 Notice of Intent (NOI), and to move forward with the I-285 Top End Express Lanes project.
The Community Conversations: I-285 Top End Express Lanes series allowed the public to view a brief opening presentation, meet with project team members, and ask questions about the project.