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Old 11-07-2011, 06:03 PM   #1
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Thanks to all who commented on my question about I-75 and Jellico Mountain. The next problem on I-75 south bound is Atlanta. With the condition that I will only drive the RV in daylight, what is the best strategy for dealing with/ planning for the massive traffic in and around Atlanta.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
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Thanks to all who commented on my question about I-75 and Jellico Mountain. The next problem on I-75 south bound is Atlanta. With the condition that I will only drive the RV in daylight, what is the best strategy for dealing with/ planning for the massive traffic in and around Atlanta.
I appreciate benefitting from the wisdom of your experience.
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We drive the motorhome through Atlanta at least four times a year. If you avoid rush hours traffic is normally heavy but moves well. Typically we take 75 but last time we went through there was a football game downtown so we took the 85 bypass. All the construction on 85 was done and the trip was actually almost pleasant. Best times to travel through Atlanta is Sunday late morning. There are several sources for construction and traffic info. We use one of the local tv stations to check activities and traffic warnings. Unless there is an accident or some such driving through Atlanta is not really that bad. It is real intimidating, though, the first time you see 10 or 12 lanes each way on the highway. Millions of people do it successfully every day. You can too. Good luck.
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I will take a stab at this............pee before hitting Atlanta, Limit liquids for two hours b4............keep dw handy for serving food, have a full tank of fuel
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I will take a stab at this............pee before hitting Atlanta, Limit liquids for two hours b4............keep dw handy for serving food, have a full tank of fuel
Just go straight through. The bypass is generally more of a hassle than the downtown route. Make up a tray of sandwiches and snacks before you get to Atlanta. You don't want DW up getting stuff while going though.
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I concur with historyljc. I drive through there often and have found that to be the best route.
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We came through there last month and it was around 11am on a Thursday, traveled on I-75 and just moved with the traffic. Took us no time to get through. Came back through on a Sunday again straight through and no problems. Stay in the middle lanes and watch out on the north side as 1-20 branches off to the left with 2 lanes. jzik said 85 but the bypass is actually I-285 and it is about 23 miles longer and busy also. Go straight through. We were traveling with 4 other rigs.
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