On Friday, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced that Georgia Governor Nathan Deal honored his promise to end toll collection of GA 400.
“I made a promise that the tolls would end when the bond debt was paid and I am proud to stand here today to mark the end of that debt, and the fulfillment of that commitment,” Deal said. “I am happy to announce that Ga. 400 motorists can now keep their change.”
In July 2012, Deal announced the state would pay off its bond debt and end tolls on GA 400 by December 2013.
On October 25, 2013, a construction company started demolishing and restriping the Peach Pass electronic toll lanes.
This weekend, crews will be placing concrete barriers between the Peach Pass and cash lanes and shifting traffic into the electronic lanes.
Starting Monday, commuters will no longer have to drive through the toll booth area.
On Friday, at 11:25 a.m., Governor Deal collected the final toll.
“This is a day that will go down in history. GA 400 has been an economic powerhouse for the Buckhead and north Fulton areas and beyond for two decades,” said Christopher Tomlinson, SRTA’s Executive Director. “I’m especially proud of the men and women that have served thousands and thousands of motorists through this toll plaza since 1993.”
In January, crews will remove the toll booths, canopy.