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Sudden
08-25-2008, 08:52
I hope it's OK to post this here. I'm driving to New Orleans. I plan to use a route from VA Beach to Atlanta. Is it better to go down I95 and across 20 to Atlanta or down I85?
TIA, Pat

edrobert
08-25-2008, 09:06
Take 58 West to 85 South..........follow 85 South till you hit Atlanta. Have a safe trip!

thooks
08-25-2008, 14:00
What time of day do you suppose you will be coming through hell?

Come down I-85, and don't hit I-285 if it is after 10 am and before 3 pm.

Heck, it really doesn't matter, all roads could be clear and there be a 5-car pileup 3 miles ahead of you and you will be shut down for 2 hours.

Seriously, I'd avoid southbound I-85 through ATL from 6:30 am til 9:30 am. If it's after 3 pm, you will hit some slow traffic (20 mph) on I-85 from the GA 400 merge, through the Brookwood split (where I-85 and I-75 join) to I-20. Then you are Westbound on I-20 in S L O W Traffic in the afternoon.

As I said, your best bet is to hit it between 10 and 2, or after 7 pm.

Sudden
08-25-2008, 14:42
What time of day do you suppose you will be coming through hell?

LOL.

I told my wife that's the problem with going around Atlanta. I think my plan is to get by Atlanta the first day and get a room south of there. If I do it will for sure be after 7:00 pm. Thanks, that's GOOD information.

Sudden
08-27-2008, 08:40
Well it looks like Gustav has matched my plans and wants to reach New Orleans (Houma) the same time I do. If he doesn't change his plans I may have to change mine.

brazen_atl
08-27-2008, 19:36
Take I-95 to I-85, it is faster and easier.

Sudden
08-28-2008, 06:38
I'm putting off my trip for a while. I don't want to arrive in NOLA as everyone else is leaving. :) I'm was going to go through V. Beach but decided to avoid the bridge tunnel and go across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and through Richmond, taking I95 to I85.

thooks
08-28-2008, 13:54
LOL.

I told my wife that's the problem with going around Atlanta. I think my plan is to get by Atlanta the first day and get a room south of there. If I do it will for sure be after 7:00 pm. Thanks, that's GOOD information.



When I said " I'd avoid southbound I-85 through ATL from 6:30 am til 9:30 am.", I meant I-85 southbound, northeast of I-285, coming from South Carolina. It's a freaking mess there before 10 am.

Coming through about 7pm is probably the best bet. Be advised that the west part of I-20 is ROUGH. Get on out away from this place and find a decent hotel about 20 miles west of I-285. That or just keep driving to B'ham and stay in Oxford/Anniston, AL. It's built up there now, LOTS and LOTS of new retail.