I75 through Atlanta

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  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I-66 in VA inside the fruit loop is another one that’s off limits to trucks.
     
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  3. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    What's the reason they don't want to trucks through Atlanta anyways?
     
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    Opus Road Train Member

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    Just traffic. Hit that rascal at about 8 am and you'll understand why
     
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  5. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    Yes , I know a couple of guys that’s gotten busted for it .

    won’t save you any time on 75 or 85
    they are always so jammed up where they run together in town .

    it might save you half an hour if you’re going streight through on I-20.
     
  6. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    That’s the entire reason they built the bypass around Atlanta, to get the passing thru trucks out of downtown .

    same reason they are in the planning Stages of building truck only lanes from Macon to Atlanta .

    they need to build an upper level on 285 that only has exits at the other interstates .
    All the passing thru traffic could use it and not have to deal with the local traffic .

    Probabaly cost $60-75 billion

    or about the same as what we are giving to Ukraine every couple months .
     
  7. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Wouldn't want to be here anyway. Last time I was near D.C. it took an hour to drive 20 feet.
     
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  8. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    All things equal it will save a couple of minutes. And if you use live traffic on your GPS there's times it'll save a LOT more. But then again it can also be the loser way to go. For me personally I always tried to stroll thru there between 10pm and 5am.
     
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  9. TNSquire

    TNSquire Medium Load Member

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    Yes, they do. There’s a handful of ga state troopers that have a chubby a cat can’t scratch for truckers inside “the zone”.
    If you’re in there, better have local delivery bols in hand.
     
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  10. 50WT

    50WT Road Train Member

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    I use I-20 a lot going through Atlanta, if you can run the speed limit on both I-20 is 12 minutes faster than I-285. I hardly ever go through town on 75/85 usually not worth it.
     
  11. 201

    201 Road Train Member

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    Express Lanes in Chicago a no-no to trucks too, I was pretty green, and stupid, but shows the mentality of Idot( that looks an awful lot like Idiot), why not have the express for trucks? 90% are going through anyway.
     
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