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MARIETTA | GDOT withdraws Cobb, Cherokee toll lanes plan
MARIETTA | GDOT withdraws Cobb, Cherokee toll lanes plan

ATLANTA -- The state Department of Transportation's board has withdrawn a plan to add optional toll lanes alongside interstate highways in Cobb and Cherokee counties north of Atlanta.

Board member Brandon Beach said Wednesday the department would look at other methods for building the billion-dollar project, the Georgia DOT said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon.

The project would have built two reversible toll lanes alongside Interstate Highway 75 from I-285 to I-575 and one reversible toll lane each along I-75 up to Hickory Grove Road and along I-575 up to Sixes Road.

The toll price was to fluctuate with congestion in the main lanes to keep the toll lane free-flowing. Unlike the HOT lane on I-85, it was to be financed and built by private companies, who would be repaid by toll revenues.


Press Statement

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 

Statement Regarding Cancellation of West by Northwest P3 Procurement 

By Transportation P3 Committee Chairman Brandon Beach:

"The State of Georgia is cancelling the Public Private Partnership (P3) procurement of the West by Northwest Corridor contract to add managed lanes to portions of Interstate Highways 75 and 575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties.

The Transportation Board is examining other available options for the delivery of this project."


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