Long story short: Atlanta’s State Route 400 AKA the toll-road that directly connects Midtown to Sandy Springs is finally getting rid of the toll plazas, and will very soon become a free road to travel. Many believe that this will ease congestion throughout the city.
Here’s my prediction: traffic on 400 will become worse than ever once it becomes a free road. When it occurs to every single person who grinds through I-75 to get onto I-285 to get to Sandy Springs because they don’t want to pay the 400 toll, a good chunk of them are going to start taking 400. In addition to all the people who take 400 on a regular basis, because that’s their daily routine already.