Tolls Coming Down on Georgia 400

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It’s finally happening! Last year, Governor Nathan Deal promised Atlanta residents that the tolls on Georgia 400 would be removed by the end of 2013, when the state was scheduled to pay off its bond debt on the last expansion. Travelers on 400 have started to see the signs warning of construction as crews will start the project of removing the tolls on Friday, October 25th.

Crews will first restripe both the North- and Southbound and then install concrete barriers separating the electronic tolls lanes (Peach Pass and Cruise Card lanes) from the cash toll lanes; currently both directions of traffic have nine lanes apiece in order to accommodate the toll booths. Deal stated that while the tolls will end by the end of the next month, the actual booths will not be removed until January as not to disrupt holiday travel for motorists. The toll removal project is expected to cost $3.5 million and will be completed by the end of next fall.

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