GDOT looking into HOT lanes along Ga. 400

by: Dave Huddleston Updated:

State Road and Tollway Authority officials told Channel 2's Dave Huddleston the Georgia Department of Transportation is in the middle of a feasibility study on adding more lanes to north of Interstate 285.

ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News has learned after the Georgia 400 toll booths come down in November, there's a new more expensive HOT lane on the roadway.

State Road and Tollway Authority officials told Channel 2's Dave Huddleston the Georgia Department of Transportation is in the middle of a feasibility study on adding more lanes to north of Interstate 285.

"If a new lane is added it will be HOT lane with a fluctuating toll similar to I-85, so the price will go up and down depending on traffic congestion," State Road and Tollway Authority deputy executive director Bert Brantley said

Huddleston asked some motorist what they thought about it and many of them said they wouldn't mind a 400 express lane.

"You know I've gotten used to the tolls, it's just a big city thing, that's what you do when you become a big city," Atlanta resident Scarlet Pressley-Brown said.

Others like Daphne Provau said it's more about getting from point A to point B.

"I hate sitting in traffic and I would pay to not be in traffic," Provau said.

Huddleston found out if GDOT does end up adding those HOT lanes to Ga. 400 it wouldn't be until 2018.