The date for ending toll collection has been tentatively set for Thursday, November 21, a week ahead of Thanksgiving, to lessen the impact on holiday travel. However, inclement weather could push back the ending date to November 22 or 23.
Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden said his department will work with the contractor and with State Road and Tollway Authority staffers to ensure the toll plaza removal process will not unduly impede traffic flow. No heavy demolition work is expected to take place during the winter holidays.
Preliminary plans call for traffic to shift into three general purpose lanes where motorists currently use the electronic tolling lanes in October 2013. Once the cash booths and the overhead structure overhead are removed, traffic will shift over again so that the rest of the toll plaza can be dismantled, and then shift back to its usual path.
For drawings and more detail on the project, go to www.georgiatolls.com/programs/ga-400/.