ATLANTA -- When does the Georgia 400 toll go away? We don't have an exact date, but we do have an exact week.
Georgia Department of Transportation officials say the tolls will go down the week of November 18th, just in time for Thanksgiving and the holidays.
More about Taking Down the GA400 Tolls:
- First signs that Georgia 400 tolls are going away
- Ending Ga. 400 tolls will cost $4.5 million
- MARTA planning major transit expansion on Ga. 400 corridor
But the biggest concern however is if the tolls go down, will traffic go up?
Yes it will.
Traffic will go up between 10 to 18 percent, according to a GDOT study. While the study is preliminary at this point, GDOT acknowledge more traffic will likely lead to more congestion.
GDOT says it will keep three lanes open during construction. But drivers will have to slow down as the speed limit on construction sites will be 45 miles an hour.
Drivers will begin seeing barrels and signs this Friday but the conversion process will occur in late November and the demolition process will run through most of next year.