Atlanta, GA (WVEE) — The State Road and Tollway Authority is finally set to remove the .50-cent tolls. Transportation officials say the tolls on Georgia 400, a busy commuter route on the north side of Atlanta, will end later this year.
Officials say, the cutoff date is the week before Thanksgiving, weather permitting.
Malika Wilson of the Tollway Authority said officials anticipate an 18 percent increase in volume once the tolls are removed.
The AP reports the tolls were originally set to expire in 2011, but the State Road and Tollway Authority voted to extend the fare until 2020. Numbers show the tolls bring in an average of $20 million a year. In 2012, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the toll booths would be removed by the end of 2013.