ATLANTA - Officials revealed Tuesday that the contract to demolish the toll booths on Georgia 400 after the tolls are removed this fall has been awarded Southeastern Site Development of Newnan.
Southeastern Site Development was the low bidder for the project, and will complete the nearly year-long project for a cost of $3.5 million, according to a release from the State Road & Tollway Authority.
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"I acted as quickly as the state's contractual obligations allowed to bring down the GA 400 toll," said Gov. Nathan Deal, who serves as chair of the board of the State Road &Tollway Authority. "I pledged during my campaign for governor that I'd bring down the toll as the state promised commuters it would do when it opened the toll more than two decades ago. Today's announcement is a big step toward making that happen."
In July 2012, Deal announced that the state would end tolls on Georgia 400 by December 2013. The ending date for tolls on Georgia 400 has been tentatively set for Thursday, November 21, 2013.