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cavie

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Posted: 08/06/19 06:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DownTheAvenue wrote:

Hwy 441 goes no where near Macon!


It's a name change Been there done that many times.look at a map.


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If I was driving this route, I would take I-40 to Ashville, NC, then I-26 to Spartanburg, SC, then I-85 to Commerce, GA, then US Hwy 441 to Madison, GA, then I-20 one exit west to GA Hwy 83, then pick up I-75 at Forsythe, GA.

This route misses Atlanta, and has by-passes around Athens, GA and Madison, GA. There is some road construction around Greenville, SC. The two lane roads are often 4 lanes, and many times are 3 lanes. All are excellent roads with little traffic, and as a plus, the towns have great eating places and are very interesting.

Around Ahens, GA is a loop that can be a little confusing. It is marked GA Hwy 10 Loop and is also US Hwys 129 and 441. JUst get on the Loop and then the signage is plain.

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cavie wrote:

DownTheAvenue wrote:

Hwy 441 goes no where near Macon!


It's a name change Been there done that many times.look at a map.


Actually, my friend, you should look at a map. Just south of Eatonton, GA, Hwy 441 continues easterly and misses Macon by about 50 miles continuing towards Dublin, GA, crossing I-16 going to Augusta, GA and further east towards Fargo, GA. and the Okefenokee Swamp before eventually meeting up with I-75 at Lake City, FL.

Just south of Eatonton, GA you turn onto US Hwy 129 and that takes you to Macon.

IF YOU STAY ON HWY 441 YOU WILL NEVER GET TO MACON, GA!

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Dick_B wrote:

We always take the bypass.


MOST of the time, that is exactly the WRONG thing to do.

Semi's are not allowed on 75/85 through town so they all are on the "bypass"......along with everybody else who thinks that the "bypass" will automatically be better.

Except for times when some idiot causes a major crash on 75, the bypass is NOT better.

If you avoid "rush hours", going right through town is usually best.

Is that also Thanksgiving weekend ??
If you hit town about half time, the game shouldn't be much of a factor.


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I despise Atl traffic almost as much as Houston. Since you are taking a long trip and in no hurry, I'd recommend a circuitous route that excludes Atl completely. Barring that, I'd do as others said: either very early or during the game.

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Knoxville Tn > Waynesville NC > Franklin NC > Clayton Ga > Commerce Ga > Athens Ga > Madison Ga > Monticello Ga > Forsyth Ga and I-75 (use Macon bypass I- 475) and the back to I-75 south

US 441 does not go thru Macon however.

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I don't think you will see much traffic from a Falcons game. Just shoot straight through on 75. Just pick a middle lane and be patient, give plenty of room in front of you, and know people will jump in front of you. Just relax. I've been here almost 12 years, and still hate the place, but I've come to accept you never know what route is best, sinister go with the flow.

Most of the time you get through pretty quickly. If I head to the mountains on Fri night, I know the traffic will be horrible, and take twice as long as it should. Tis life in Helllanta.


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I've gone through there at night and early in the morning. There is no good time to go through Atlanta. Find another route to get where you're going.

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RGar974417 wrote:

I've gone through there at night and early in the morning. There is no good time to go through Atlanta. Find another route to get where you're going.


This is not responsible advice.

I've been going back and forth through Atlanta for close to 40 years.
My daughter lives there.

Atlanta is no worse that most large cities.

Actually I-75 in Florida is completely blocked by "stuff" more often than it is in Atlanta.

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Agree no good time, traffic during the day road work at night. Hit a bad spot with road work a week ago hour and a half to go about ten miles with no wear to exit. Just kept saying it beats work......

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