Ga. 400 tolls to officially end on Nov. 22

State officials Friday disclosed the official date that the Ga. 400 tolls will no longer be collected.

In July 2012, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that the state would pay off its bond debt and end tolls on Ga. 400 by December 2013, and Friday, the State Road and Tollway Authority said toll collection would end after the evening rush hour on Nov. 22.

“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 in an e-mail. “Still, we urge commuters the following Monday morning to be particularly cautious while driving through the plaza area.”

The first part of a four-phase demolition project began two weeks ago, with re-striping of the “Peach Pass” lanes.

In January, crews will begin removing the toll plaza booths.