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Old 08-31-2016, 03:23 PM   #11
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I live north of Atlanta. I-75 north of Atlanta is screwed up from a little south of Cartersville to I-285. The construction of "Lexus lanes", in the middle of the Interstate, and the new Braves stadium being built at the corner of I-75 and I-285 on the north side have made a real mess.

Once you make it through, or around, Atlanta the construction mess begins again at I-75 and I-285 on the south side of Atlanta for "Lexus Lanes" again... That is about 25 miles or so...

If I had my choice I'd go through / around after 8PM to avoid most of the construction delays. DOT here generally will not work at night...but they do make exceptions to screw up the roads 7X 24 in some cases...
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:40 PM   #12
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You may get by in the HOV with a MH but don't try it towing a trailer.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:43 PM   #13
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i was in Atlanta this spring and the HOV lanes are now toll lanes at least they are on 185
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:45 PM   #14
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What is HOV
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:46 PM   #15
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:26 PM   #16
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The tolls vary with the amount of traffic on the interstate. More traffic higher tolls. It hit a record high a few days ago of almost $14 to travel the length of the northbound HOV. I-75 will have toll lanes in the near future on both the north and south sides of Atlanta as soon as they finish the construction.
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:34 PM   #17
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You may get by in the HOV with a MH but don't try it towing a trailer.
Why? I go straight thru Atlanta in HOV lane all the time pulling a 37ft 5ver. I have researched it and can find nothing that says I can't plus there are no posted signs along the HOV that says no RV trailers. I would appreciate it if you have some info on this as I don't want to break the law.

Hit Atlanta between 10AM and 3PM at the latest and as long as someone has done nothing stupid you will fly right thru.

I find the bypasses much worse, plus that is where all the trucks are..
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:40 PM   #18
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The tolls vary with the amount of traffic on the interstate. More traffic higher tolls. It hit a record high a few days ago of almost $14 to travel the length of the northbound HOV. I-75 will have toll lanes in the near future on both the north and south sides of Atlanta as soon as they finish the construction.
Yes they are building those super lanes right now. In the mean time they have HOV lanes that require 2 or more people in the vehicle. There is no toll for the HOV lanes thru Atlanta. It is a single lane to the far left. Stay in that lane and it will get you around the large bottleneck at I-75 and I-85. Zip- right thru.

Now, go early or late and you will be rush hour stop and go traffic. Even during optimum times between 10-2 there is always the possibility of someone doing something stupid and cause and accident. This can happen on the bypasses also.
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I live on the west side of Atlanta. The best times to handle the traffic are between 10:00am and 3:00pm and go straight through or after 9:00pm to 6:00am for the least amount of traffic (if there is such a thing). Watch the overhead signs for any traffic accidents or tie ups. Truck traffic is restricted from going straight through unless they are delivering so you don't have a lot of big rigs to contend with, just idiots. Also, on all interstate highways in Georgia trucks over 6 wheels are restricted to the 2 right lanes except for left exits, motor coaches are exempted.
If you don't want to go straight through take I-285 around the west side. Signs will say "Birmingham", since you pick up I-20 on the west side for that. Use the 2nd or third lane from the right and try to stay in it. If you go around the west side (going south) you will want to be in the right lane after you pass through the airport runway tunnel to exit back on I-75. Once you start the exit from I-285 to I-75 you will need to keep moving over to the left until you reach I-75.
Listen to FM 95.5 or AM 750 for traffic information on WSB radio. They give a report every 7 minutes. For terminology going straight through is called "the connector" and I-285 counter-clockwise is the "outer loop" and clockwise is the "inner loop".
I'll fully second this. Time of day is more important than how you go through. Personally, I'd time it to go straight through on the connector at the times mentioned, middle of the day or middle of the night. If you come through anytime near rush hour the 285 on the west side is the best of several bad options. Atlanta traffic is simply a train wreck, no matter which way you go.
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If you are considering I-75 to Florida this Labor Day weekend keep a close eye on the weather forecast. South Georgia, as in south of Macon, may get some very serious rain out of the tropical storm. I've seen I-75 flooded around Tifton, GA and it ain't pretty...
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