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Farmboy666

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Posted: 01/11/18 09:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have gone through Atlanta many times over the years and never he’d a problem. I stay off the loop and go straight down 75/85.

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Atlanta is tricky right now; with all the construction taking place on the north side on I75. If you can hit Atlanta between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Go straight through on "I-85" non rush hour. You will be 10 miles from the construction that does not affect traffic other than the lower speed limits that no one obeys.


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Posted: 01/12/18 06:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just go straight through. Study your lanes and make your moves early. No problem at all. Just go straight through.

Atl is much different at 11 PM than 3 PM. So it really depends on when you go.

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Posted: 01/12/18 11:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Straight through towing or not.

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Just go straight through, pick a middle lane, and be patient. Normally it is not to bad, but you never know when a wreck will happen. I live of of 85 south.

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The biggest problem with going straight through is when you get near the Henry County line. Always seems to be a huge traffic jam right after 285 dumps on 75. We now go around via 26, Clinton, and Wrens. Or get off at 19S. We go this way to Tallahassee several times a year.
We really prefer the highways over the interstate. All it takes is one idjit to cause an hour or more delay.


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Going through is better most times. All the semi's are on 285, go early or plan to hit it between 10 -3. Early means 6.

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Drove through ATL on my first trip bringing my new Airstream home to Alabama. I’m a natural thrill seeker by way of reference and I’ll never make that route mistake again. It was end of weekend rush hour and it felt like driving through Central America with no laws or limits. Gained a few gray hairs on that trip!


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I once drove out of Minneapolis at 2am and could not believe how light the traffic was. That and all the lights were green. I wonder if going through any big city in the middle of the night might be the easiest way to do it?

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LIKE2BUILD wrote:

Sort of, and will avoid it like the plague if ever possible. I was on I75 heading to Florida and will try every feasible alternate route if I go that way again.

It seemed every driver thought if there was 100ft between me and the vehicle up ahead that it was a slot for them to slide into. GGGRRRRR!!!!! "Hey idiot, don't you know you just put your little Prius right in line with 10 tons of rolling mass". I think I said that a couple hundred times.


Six or seven car lengths is an appropriate slot to slip into. You had approximately 200 Prii slip into a 100ft space in front of you in one trip through Atlanta? That's unbelievable.
We go through Atlanta whenever we go to Tennessee or Kentucky and back. It's just traffic. Flow with it and have patience. It's your trip. You make a conscious decision to make it miserable or pleasurable. I like the view of the city every time.


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