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Work on Ga. 400 could affect toll
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Forsyth County News

A project to upgrade the Ga. 400 toll plaza in Fulton County could result in a couple days with no fees.

The total project will take about a month, closing various lanes at different times.

But all Cruise Card lanes at the toll plaza will be completely closed between 8 p.m. June 24 and 5 a.m. June 27.

While cruise lanes are shut down, the State Road and Tollway Authority could opt to suspend the toll.

"That’s an option that we’re considering," said Adrian Carver, spokeswoman for the authority. "That’s not definite. That’s something we’ll be discussing.

"The decision would have to be made by the SRTA board and they meet on June 20."

When cruise lanes reopen June 27, work will begin on the cash lanes through July 27, according to the authority.

Plans call for only one cash lane in each direction to be shut down at any given time.

According to the authority, the construction project will include installing new transponder readers in the cruise lanes and equipment upgrades in the cash lanes.

Those include new gate arms, automated cash machines and video cameras.

The upgrades will allow Ga. 400 motorists to use a Peach Pass or Cruise Card along the road, as well as on the new I-85 Express Lanes, slated to open later this summer.