Comment period ends Friday for projects funded by ‘new’ GA 400 tolls

| 1/5/2011

One public hearing remains on a list of $67 million worth of projects in Atlanta that will spend “new” toll revenue generated by the Georgia 400. Tolls on the highway were to have been removed this summer, but even though the roadway itself is paid off, the State Road and Tollway Authority voted recently to extend the tolls by a decade.

The agency wants to build new ramps at the GA 400/Interstate 85 interchange. Without the additional toll revenue, officials say it would be years or even decades before their list of $67 million worth of projects could get done.

The Tollway Authority opened a public comment period on Dec. 1, 2010, on the list of projects. The comment period ends this Friday, Jan. 7.

One public hearing remains. It is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, at Crowne Plaza Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30346

Written comments should be addressed to GA 400 Improvement Projects, P.O. Box 7278, Atlanta, GA 30357.

For a list of projects, visit the State Road and Tollway Authority’s website.

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