The State Road and Tollway Authority will host four public information sessions in September and October to provide details on the ending of tolls and toll booth demolition at the Ga. 400 toll plaza.
In July 2012, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the state would pay off its bond debt and end tolls on 400 by December 2013. The ending date for toll collection has been tentatively set for the week before Thanksgiving, weather permitting.
During the four open house meetings, the public can learn more about preliminary plans for the end of toll collections and the demolition of the toll booths on 400. There will be no formal presentations, but transportation representatives will be on hand to share information. Scheduled meetings are as follows:
The meetings will take place at the following locations:
o Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.: Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, 11605 Haynes Bridge Road, Ste. 100, Alpharetta
o Oct. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.: Central Park Recreation Center, 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming
o Oct. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.: Piney Grove Middle School, 8135 Majors Road, Cumming
o Oct. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m.: Crowne Plaza Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody
In addition to 400 demolition project details, meeting attendees will also have the opportunity to receive information from other transportation agencies, including MARTA (rail and bus transit), GRTA (Xpress bus service) and the Clean Air Campaign (Georgia Commute Options program).
The total cost for the 400 demolition project is $4.5 million, of which $3.5 million covers construction associated with the demolition. Southeastern Site Development Inc., of Newnan, has been contracted for the construction component of the project and will be managed through the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Early removal and modifications of redundant signage will begin in October. No heavy demolition work is expected to take place during the winter holidays after tolls end. Toll booth demolition is scheduled to be completed by this spring.