On Friday, November 22, 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal fulfilled his promise to end tolls on GA 400. Though tolls will no longer be collected on GA 400, there are many reasons to hang on to your Peach Pass. You can use it today on the I-85 Express Lanes. In the coming years, you can use the same Peach Pass on the I-75 Express Lanes south of Atlanta (2016) and the Northwest Corridor (2018). Read more about these future projects.
A Wise Investment
In the 1980s, metro Atlantans were asked to invest in a tollway that would redefine the region. Completed in 1993, the Georgia 400 extension has provided easy access to downtown Atlanta from north Fulton and Forsyth Counties, with almost 120,000 commuters using the road each weekday. The tollway has, in turn, contributed to incredible economic growth along the corridor. In 2010, the state decided to finish the road’s original design by extending the life of the tolls and funding new connecting ramps at I-85. In addition, more than $60 million in additional transportation projects are being funded in the corridor to improve mobility. In recent years, tolls collected from GA 400 have funded 14 improvement projects, including expanding HERO trucks and Xpress bus service.
Faces of 400
The legacy of GA 400 extends well beyond asphalt. With the opening of the toll road extension in 1993 also came the opening of access for thousands of commuters, fueling population growth, business location, expansion and relocation, and the creation of cities and communities where hundreds of thousands of metro Atlantans live, work and play. Here are just a few of their stories.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is managing the GA 400 Tollway Demolition Project. Four public information meetings were held in September and October to provide information to the driving public on the toll plaza demolition process and timeline. To ensure safety, traffic management, and thorough communication to the public, preliminary plans have been broken into four phases.
View the latest GA 400 Tollway Demolition timeline.