Georgia 400 will be undergoing technology upgrades to the cruise lanes at the toll plaza.
According to Jill Goldberg of the Georgia Department of Transportation, the toll fee on Ga. 400 will be suspended beginning Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. July 1.
The State Road and Tollway Authority says that all southbound and northbound cruise lanes will be closed while the work is underway. Traffic is expected to be impacted. The SRTA urges drivers to seek alternate routes during the construction period.
Construction will take place from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, through 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 27.
Construction work will also include the installation of new transponder readers in the cruise lanes, equipment upgrades in the cash lanes to include new gate arms, automated cash machines and video cameras.
If you have a Cruise Card, you should have received a letter in the mail explaining the transition to the new Peach Pass system. If you are like me, you didn’t really pay that much attention. Transitioning from a Georgia Cruise Card to a Peach Pass is fairly easy, but there are a few things you need to do. The new Peach Pass will allow you to pass through all of the tolls in the metro Atlanta area including the Georgia 400 toll, and will also give you access to the I-85 Express Lanes, which will open this summer.
Your current Cruise Card account and pass will still work, but you do need to sign a new user agreement to use it.
Upgrades in the cash lanes will begin on Monday, June 27 and continue through July 27, 2011.