by: Richard Elliot Updated:
ATLANTA, Ga. - The State Road and Tollway Authority wants to get the word out:
The Georgia 400 tolls and tollbooths are going away very soon, and the project will affect traffic.
"If we can let people know what's happening, they'll be much more likely to not freak out when they come through there and will be much safer," said Brantley.
Once the tolls end, both north and southbound Georgia 400 traffic will be funneled only through the existing Peach Pass lanes, though one extra lane will be added. That will allow crews to begin the demolition of the actual toll gates. Once that is complete, traffic will be diverted again as the crews remove the Peach Pass lanes. If all goes according to plan, Brantley said all lanes should be reopened by June 2014.
"It's a day we kept our promise, which I think is important," said Brantley. "The promises made
SRTA held the first of four open houses Tuesday afternoon at the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce though it was sparsely attended. The next meeting is scheduled for
"We know it's that day before when you start to pay attention," said Brantley. "We know that, but the more we can focus people's minds on this and get them prepared, the much safer it will be."
Brantley also said he believes the