SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - The Georgia Department of Transportation is considering options to help ease the commute for drivers who use Interstate 285.
Four different plans are in the environmental impact phase of consideration, and two of them would include adding managed High Occupancy Toll lanes, known as HOT lanes, like the ones on I-85.
“Now that we see the numbers, that people are using that lane, we see how vital that choice can be for a community,” GDOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale said.
Drivers told Channel 2 Action News they welcome any kind of relief at this point.
“It’s going to take you an extra hour because there are so many cars out there. It makes it tough to get to work,” driver Brooks Collier said.
GDOT will hold several meetings to discuss the proposals with drivers.