As of Thursday, June 27, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ATLANTA -- The price to drive down Gwinnett's HOT lanes has heated up.
For nearly half an hour Wednesday morning, the variable pricing reached an all-time high of $7 to travel the 16 miles along Interstate 85 from Old Peachtree Road to Chamblee-Tucker Road.
With rates increasing during high traffic times, the high-occupancy toll lanes are intended to create a reliable trip time for Peach Pass holders. It reached the peak from 7:18 a.m. until 7:46 a.m.
"The rate reflected the high usage of the (Southbound) Express Lane during the peak of this morning's rush hour commute," State Road and Toll Authority spokesperson Adrian Carver said of the record-setting price. "With dynamically priced toll lanes such as the I-85 Express Lanes, toll rates rise as usage increases to promote a freer flow of traffic."