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Old 01-24-12, 06:35 AM
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Is Saturday a good day to travel through Atlanta? Would probably be going through around 3:30 or 4:00 pm. Going South on I-75.
 
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I haven't been thru Atlanta in over 30 yrs but best I remember, traffic was steady [but manageable] in the middle of the night. I suspect it would be real busy during most any daylight hour of the day/week. Wish you luck.
 
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Old 01-24-12, 05:10 PM
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Ken, Saturdays are not too bad through downtown, unless someone sneezes . If there are more than one of you in the car, use the HOV lanes to the extreme left. You can only enter and leave the HOV lanes with broken lines. Solid lines locks you in or out of the lanes. What is your destination? Beyond Atlanta?
 
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Old 01-25-12, 05:31 AM
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Stop over in McDonough, GA, then on to Leesburg, FL. will be pulling 5th wheel camper. Trip will be later in the year. Trying to get plans together early.
 
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I've found traffic in Atlanta to be surprisingly heavy on Saturday considering it's a weekend. I usually try to be on the far side and heading out of town by 3:00pm on weekdays. Saturday just seems to gradually build during the day since there is no real rush hour, so I'd say the earlier the better. Saturday is nothing compared to a weekday rush hour so I would not alter my plans too much trying to hit a good time.
 
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Old 01-25-12, 02:20 PM
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OK, HOV lanes are out as you won't be able to get out of the right two lanes with that number of axles. I've watched the I75 corridor grow from a "4 lane" highway, (two lanes north and two south) to the 7 lanes per side as it is in most places today. Growth has been amazing. I agree with Dane that the traffic is "heavy", but it does move pretty good, considering what it looks like at 6am on a weekday. Traffic doesn't move much at all. I am humored by local TV showing traffic jams stretching 40 miles north of town.....AND THESE PEOPLE DO IT EVERY DAY!!!
Moved away 11 years ago and love our "rush hour". Lasts for about 10 minutes when the local POCO guys get off work.
Ken, at least when you get to McDonough you will be past mid town traffic.
 
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Thanks for everyone's input. I probably will look at plan B, which is I-40, I-26, and I-95. Weather will be a factor. I think I am making this more complicated than it needs to be. Thanks again.
 
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It may be a wide swing, going out to I-26, but I prefer I-95 to I-75 any day. Totally less construction and a smoother roadbed IMO.
 
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