Commuter Dude: Big shift coming to Georgia 400

ATLANTA -- Commuters on Georgia 400 should prepare for changes as crews continue work dismantling the old toll plaza.

Changes were supposed to take place Thursday morning, but work was delayed because of overnight rain.

Weather permitting, demolition crews will move barricades and re-stripe Georgia 400 in the area of the toll plaza beginning at 9 p.m., Thursday, in the northbound lanes. By 5 o'clock Friday morning, traffic is expected to shift from the old cruise lanes to the right, into the area where the toll booths once stood.

The same work will take place overnight Friday into Saturday in the southbound lanes.

Travelers will still have three lanes at their disposal, just shifted to the right.

"It is a construction zone," said the DOT's Natalie Dale. "We do want people to keep those speeds down. Stay within those white lines. It will be a new flow of those three lanes."

Demolition crews are on schedule to finish their work by this fall.

"We're on time to be finished between September and October," said Dale.

Traffic on Georgia 400 has already increased since the end of the tolls. The DOT predicts even more drivers will flock to the former toll road when the demolition at the old toll plaza is complete.


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