Georgia 400 Toll Removal
According to the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA), toll collection on GA 400 is scheduled to end the week before Thanksgiving, weather permitting. An exact date will be announced once determined. Then, the booths will come down and the lanes at the toll plaza narrowed down to three in each direction. SRTA indicates this will likely occur in the first half of 2014.
With the changes coming to the GA 400 corridor, it is unknown at this point whether traffic congestion will increase or decrease. There could potentially be more traffic within the GA 400 corridor over time, but less traffic on other corridors. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead and create some certainty for yourself about your trip time. One way to do that is to choose commute options.
Here’s what you should know:
- Traffic patterns may change in the GA 400 corridor after the removal of the tolls. Commuters traveling GA 400 should consider the effect this will have on their commutes and investigate their options, such as carpooling, teleworking and riding transit.
- Georgia Commute Options programs offer commuters the tools and resources they need to make the switch from driving alone, including help finding a carpool or vanpool partner, transit information for bus and rail options along the corridor, access to a guaranteed ride home and incentives for choosing commute options. These programs are part of a regional strategy to reduce traffic and improve air quality.
- Georgia Commute Options consultants work with employers at no cost to create programs that help employees find the commute options that work best for them. Many workplaces operating in proximity to the GA 400 corridor have established Georgia Commute Options programs.
- For specifics on the demolition and conversion of the toll booths, as well as future plans for the GA 400 corridor, please visit: http://peachpass.com/peach-pass-toll-facilities/about-ga400