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robinandbob

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Posted: 09/15/09 06:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SATTERFIELD wrote:

My brother lives just outside Atlanta. His recommendation is early, early morning prior to the rush hour......4am the best or between 10am and 3pm.


Having lived in GA and driving in that area I would strongly recommend the very early morning idea. I can't tell you how many times I sat in traffic in the middle of the day for no other reason than someone screwed up.


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I expect you will want to catch I-85 north at some point. Coming from west and getting on 75/85 connector near downtown will cause you to have to make a pretty steep turn to get down on the connector. Instead, why don't you take a look at staying on I-20 through town to I-285 on the east side of Atlanta and then catch 285 back to the north. Exit on the I-85 north toward Greenville. There are fewer trucks and traffic on that part of 285 and the lanes are a bit wider. Then I-85 north is a snap until just past the 985 cut-off (Gainesville Connector. When you get on 85 from 285, work your way over to about mid road and then find a lane going the speed you like and stay with it.
Hope this helps, I run that area weekly.

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Good advise about Atlanta, but if you do want to go through Knoxville, the grade is actually more gentle through I40 from the NC line to Asheville than any other way you can come to Asheville. Yes, it does have curves but the grade is spread over 20 miles instead of 5 miles on I26 or Hwy 23/441.


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Go straight through, do not take the 285 bypass as that is now the truck route, it is terrible. The trucks are no longer allowed to travel through the middle of Atlanta except for delivers, which as made the bypass a mess. I normally try to go through Atlanta on a Sunday, normally fly right through.


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Try not to take the exit that dumps you onto Peach tree St at 5 PM Friday.Although a bit tight it was pretty.

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I always go right thru as it is the quickest, but you must pick the right time of day. I pull a 34' 5th wheel(early sunday is the best)


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brobox wrote:

Go straight through, do not take the 285 bypass as that is now the truck route, it is terrible. The trucks are no longer allowed to travel through the middle of Atlanta except for delivers, which as made the bypass a mess. I normally try to go through Atlanta on a Sunday, normally fly right through.
I lived 17 miles north of downtown Atlanta for 37 years. Brobox is right-go thru Atl early as you can stand it. 285 is horrendous, and guaranteed, if it's Friday rush hour and raining, there will be a semi-truck on it's side blocking all lanes. I live in Florida now, but I still go back to Atlanta almost weekly. Straight through early Sunday morning!

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