Atlanta bypass I-75 to I-85 / I-20 ???

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by tscottme, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Is there a usable route north of Atlanta that allows you to go from I-75 to I-85 or I-20 north and/or east of Atlanta?

  2. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    If your trying to skip I-285 forget it.
    You might run out of hours trying to get
    Thru all those back roads with a 1000 stop lights.
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  3. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

    Mar 9, 2014
    In a van down by the River.
    I-285, and you best be on it before 3 pm or your screwed.
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  4. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    There is GA state hwy 20. But unless you just got time to burn stay off of it. It's Shorter in distance but just as long or longer in time. As going down to 285 and around.
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  5. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    You're right about Hwy 20. I looked very carefully at using it to get to/from I-75 over to I-85 and or I-20 many times. I finally drove it a week or two ago. No time saved. It's only benefit was on the 2 lane section at least I wasn't cut off by a 4 wheeler every 5 seconds.
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  6. Lime Hauler

    Lime Hauler Bobtail Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Middle TN
    If Im going to hit Atlanta at the wrong time in the mornings and Im going to 85, I get off and go around hwy 20. Hauled alot of cement to Canton back in the day so It doesn't bother me to ride through every now and then
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  7. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Longview, TX
    I did that option once maybe 15 years ago in the wee hours of the morning and even then I remember thinking it probably wasn't worthwhile. I'm sure today with all the growth and additional traffic it's not worthwhile any time of day unless there is a severe closure on 285 in the appropriate direction.
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  8. TripleSix

    TripleSix Road Train Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    85 is awful. From ATL to the NC line. So heavily congested. So many steeringwheelholders. I try to avoid it as much as possible, and if I do have to run that road, yu can best believe that I am getting paid a good rate to deal with the nonsense.

    The worst thing is nowadays, when something bad happens, like an accident, with most of 85 being two lane north of Atlanta, and the drivers run out of hours...things get really hazardous.
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  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    One word.


    Forget it. It's not worth it. If you are already at Atlanta, you lose in terms of time lost in traffic. God help you if a snowflake hits the place... oh wait it's full of snowflakes living there... erf..

    What you DO NOT want ever to do is cut through downtown core of Atlanta.

    If you have plans to route around Atlanta, get it done before you hit that Georgia Line.
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  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    I’m surprised they haven’t widened it yet, since they widened 95 all the way through GA.
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