Tolls on GA 400 to end in November - CBS46 News

Tolls on GA 400 to end in November

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The tolls on GA 400 are coming to an end.

The State Road and Tollway Authority says the toll booths will come down the week before Thanksgiving, weather permitting.

"I'm excited," said commuter Pam White.

"I just bought a place back in July," said commuter Matt Paige, "and I've been having to use (GA 400) since then, so that's good news."

CBS Atlanta News first reported in 2009 that the state had collected $15 million above and beyond what is owed for construction of GA 400.

CBS Atlanta News spoke with some drivers who are thrilled to hear that SRTA has said the booths would come down.

The tolls were set to expire in 2011, but the State Road and Tollway Authority voted to extend the fare until 2020. In 2012, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the toll booths would be removed by the end of 2013.

CBS Atlanta learned that the Georgia 400 toll generates $60,000 a day and $22 million a year.

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