Tolls On 285

The Georgia Department of Transportation is opening up the proverbial flood gates for people who have questions, comments, furious anger, and/or perhaps thoughtful landscaping ideas for I-285. Maybe not the latter but hey, they have a job to do-let's keep it family friendly. GDOT will hold seven public meetings to provide information on the proposed “top end” lanes – from Paces Ferry Road in Cobb County to Henderson Road in DeKalb County. GDOT has proposed adding two toll lanes in each direction on that stretch of I-285, and an Ga. 400 from the Perimeter to the North Springs MARTA station. It also has proposed adding a single lane in each direction on the west (I-20 to Paces Ferry Road) and east (I-20 to Henderson Road) sides of the highway that circles Atlanta. You have probably seen a good amount of road construction happening in those areas already.

Got questions? Here's when and where they are holding public meetings about the project.

*Noon to 2 p.m. May 14 at Clarion Conference Center, 2001 Clearview Ave., Doraville. 

*6 to 8 p.m. May 14 at Chamblee First United Methodist Church, 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Chamblee. 

*Noon to 2 p.m. May 15 at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, 1978 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody. 

*6 to 8 p.m. May 21 at the Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle SE, Smyrna. 

*Noon to 2 p.m. May 22 at the Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Suites, 6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Sandy Springs. 

*6 to 8 p.m. May 22 at Dunwoody City Hall, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Dunwoody. 

*6 to 8 p.m. May 23 at Brookhaven City Hall, 4362 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven.

PS I don't know who "freewayjim" is but he did the video below which somehow made the perimeter a pretty eventful ride-



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