Tennessee’s first toll lanes should begin as soon as 2026 on Interstate 24 between downtown Nashville and Murfreesboro, the Tennessee Department of Transportation said.
The I-24 corridor in Chattanooga and the I-40 and I-75 corridor in Knoxville were also identified as potential toll lanes when the process begins.
The lanes are expected to have a 50 mile per hour guaranteed speed and dynamic pricing, meaning the price will depend on congestion in the lanes and on the entire roadway. The toll lanes will likely be separated by concrete barriers.
TDOT Commissioner Butch Eley would not estimate the lane costs during rush hour but said that it will be in line with other states that have toll lanes and that “safeguards” and “oversight” will be part of the process.