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Old 10-25-2016, 02:57 PM   #15
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you can miss the rush hour in Atlanta if you go through bettween 3:15 to 3:30 am, maybe.

65 to Montgomery and then 231 to Dothan (Ozark) Al is a nice drive.

An alternative is take 280 east out of Birmingham (known as The Florida Short Route) to Albany Georgia, then US 19 south down to Monticello Florida to I 10.

I travel Florida To Birmingham often and I enjoy that route.

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Old 10-25-2016, 03:15 PM   #16
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I think I have driven all those routes, I do most anything to miss
Atlanta, also have seen some different scenery.

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Old 10-25-2016, 04:28 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Bobb.25 View Post
From south central Ohio, I like I-65 for my snowbird trip. You don't need to worry about bridges in downtown Louisville. From Cincinnati , take 1-71 down towards Louisville. Then take the Henry Patterson Expressway ( I-264 i think ) around to I-65 south by the airport. * CLIP * then down to I-10.
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Old 10-25-2016, 09:40 PM   #18
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I take the bypass around Atlanta, it's busy but no where near as busy as going through Atlanta.
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Old 11-25-2016, 08:06 PM   #19
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We came through Louisville today with no problems at all.
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Old 11-25-2016, 09:01 PM   #20
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Was not sure if we could use the HOV lanes as one person suggested being a bus, etc.
I would advise against using the HOV lanes in Georgia. Commercial Buses are allowed in the HOV but not MH's. It was discussed in another forum and the OP contacted the DOT and they said NO MH's or any vehicle with more than 2 axles or more than 6 wheels. 5ers and TT are also not allowed in the HOV lanes.

Going straight through Atlanta from the hours of 9:30am to 2:30pm isn't too bad or after 8:00pm to 5:00am if you can't sleep. Thru trucks are restricted from traveling straight through and unless they are delivering inside the perimeter they MUST take I-285 around so going straight through with an RV will have fewer big rigs to contend with. Presently traffic on I-75 on the north and the south sides is bad because they are constructing new HOV toll lanes and at the I-75/I-285 junction on the north side there is a lot of construction while they are building a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves.

For constant traffic information check 750am or 95.5fm on your radio. They give traffic reports every 7 minutes also check the overhead traffic signs for any traffic backups. For those listening to the radio, the area between I-285 north and south sides is called "the connector". For I-285 The "inner loop" is the traffic moving clockwise and the "outer loop" is traffic moving counterclockwise. If you are not going straight through take I-285 on the west side, it is shorter than the east side. with less traffic. Signs will say "to Birmingham" since it will take you to I-20 west.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:23 AM   #21
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All but the I-65 bridge west of Louisville will be toll:

"RiverLink is the tolling system for the Louisville*-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. The project includes the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge in downtown Louisville (I*-65), the revamping of the existing Kennedy Bridge in downtown Louisville (also I*-65), a new East End Bridge connecting the extension of the Snyder Freeway (I*-265) with Southern Indiana (state road 265) and the rebuilding of the I*-65, I*-64 and I*-71 interchanges. The system features all*-electronic tolling, which requires no toll booths, no coin machines, no lines and no stopping".

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For us going from snowy northern MI (in a few days) to FL every year stay on I-75 the whole way, we have done the I-65, 24 back to I-75 thing never again for us! Like others have said pick the correct time to go through downtown Atlanta staying 1-2 lanes from the right, then cruise right on down to FL. Whatever you choose please have a safe trip.

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