A rendering showing how traffic will bypass the GA 400 toll plazas after they close.

Although previously announced that toll collection on Georgia 400 would end Nov. 21, the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) said today that the tolls will officially end Friday, Nov. 22, weather permitting. According to a media release form SRTA, toll collection is scheduled to end after rush hour to lessen the impact on the commute.

“We thought it wise to conclude toll collections on a Friday evening so that motorists will have the entire weekend to become acclimated to the new traffic pattern,” Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Keith Golden said. “Still, we urge commuters the following Monday morning to be particularly cautious while driving through the plaza area.”

The first phase of a four-phase demolition project began in October with restriping in the Peach Pass electronic toll lanes and modification/removal of redundant “toll” signage. In Phase II, preparation for no tolling continues with the completion of restriping and the installation of concrete barriers between the Peach Pass and cash lanes in anticipation of the eventual shifting of traffic into the electronic lanes when toll collection ends. Demolition of the plaza will begin in January.

For project updates, visit PeachPass.com/blog.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.