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Look out for runners on Ga. 400
Look out for runners on Ga. 400

ATLANTA -- Don't be alarmed if you see a whole bunch of people running down Georgia 400 this weekend.

The Pay the Last Toll road race will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and gives athletes one last opportunity to see the infamous toll booths before they are demolished.

Runners will begin at the Glenridge Connector in Sandy Springs and run south to Phipps Plaza. When they reach the toll booths, they will throw in their final 50 cents. All proceeds will go to charity.

Northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed for the race from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Get more information about the race at georgiagames.org.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will also spend part of the weekend tearing down a MARTA pedestrian bridge on southbound Ga. 400.

The bridge work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and should be completed by noon on Saturday. It will reduce southbound traffic to one lane between Wieuca and Peachtree roads.

"We are expecting significant backups on Saturday and Sunday mornings on 400," GDOT engineer Shun Pringle said in a statement. "Plan ahead if you are headed to these areas. It may save you some time and spare you some frustration."

This weekend's only other major highway project is bridge painting on the Downtown Connector at Freedom Parkway. All work will take place overnight; crews should be off the road by 5 a.m. each day.

Some lanes will be sporadically closed in metro Atlanta and beyond, including HOT lane maintenance in DeKalb County, guard rail repair in Douglas County, patching on Highway 138 in Rockdale County and sweeping on southbound Ga. 400 in Forsyth County.

See a complete list of highway projects at dot.ga.gov.

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