If voters approve a transportation sales tax in July, some relief may be on the way for drivers who use Georgia 400.
A project that would add travel lanes along Georgia 400 in Sandy Springs is among those that would be paid for with the transportation sales tax, known as a T-SPLOST.
It would add 1 percent to the current sales tax.
Plans call for two additional lanes in each direction from I-285 north to Spalding Drive in Sandy Springs.
"I run a landscape company," Rick Waldron told CBS Atlanta. "I have several trucks that go down 400 on a daily basis, and a lot of manpower is lost sitting in traffic. A lot of manpower just sitting there."
If approved, the transportation tax would fund $6 billion worth of projects across metro Atlanta. The tax would last for 10 years.
"It's taking money out of my pocket, so I don't like that," said Rodrigo Salazar.
The mayor of Sandy Springs agreed that traffic is a problem in her city and the metro region, but she refused to publicly take a stand on the proposed tax.
"I think I'd like to leave it up to every individual voter," said Eva Galambos. "We're being bombarded on all sides. Yes, no. Let the voters weigh all that information."
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