I75 through Atlanta

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  1. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    I ran thru the middle fairly regularly when I was a door slammer never got bothered.
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I hate that area with a passion and wouldn’t take a peddle run over there for double my current wage.
     
  4. 25(2)+2

    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I 35E from I 494 or MN5 to I 94 in St. Paul, MN is also embargoed to most trucks except the smallest single axle.
     
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  5. MACK E-6

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    Isn’t that the road where the bridge collapsed a few years back?
     
  6. roundhouse

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    the other spot they wait is the 85/985 split north of Atlanta , they wait in the Lexus Lane ,trucks are not supposed to be in the express lane you have to pay a toll to be in ,

    the Lexus lane has an exit for 85 that goes up and over the 985 exit ramp and that’s about a mile long and they just wait near the end and nab the big trucks on the toll lane .
     
  7. Rideandrepair

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    I think it was a result of the bombing of the Olympics in the 80’s.
     
  8. 25(2)+2

    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    No that was on 35W. Goes through Minneapolis. US 52 is the big route around the embargoed Interstate.
     
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  9. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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  10. WesternPlains

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    People in Atlanta can't stay in their own lane. It's like they're all drunk. Way more than anyplace else.
    Way too many of them try to barge in at the last opportunity on interchanges. They jam up the entire freeway. Way more than elsewhere.
     
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  11. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    1996 Olympics in the Atlanta area was one of the reasons to keep trucks out of the middle. Supposedly would help traffic flow better. Right.
     
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