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Take Hiway 6 Around 285?

Cape Coral, Florida
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Take Hiway 6 Around 285?

I will coming into Atlanta from the west on I-20 about noon next Tuesday.

My eventual destination is I-75 south.

Does it make sense to take Hiway 6 (Camp Creek Pkwy) south to I-285 to avoid some of the potential congestion that can happen on the mid section of I-285?

Then I-285 to I-75 S.

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1. Re: Take Hiway 6 Around 285?

At noon? I wouldn't.

I wouldn't take 285. I'd go straight through Atlanta on 75/84/ Downtown connector.

atlanta
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2. Re: Take Hiway 6 Around 285?

I think OMR meant 75/85 connector.

Do check Google Maps with traffic on or Waze before your drive (unless you have a passenger that can check real time for you) to look for possible construction delays. GDOT's web site is also a good resource. Ditto for 75S because traffic south of the airport can be a beast.

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3. Re: Take Hiway 6 Around 285?

Agree. At noon, don't bother with Rt 6. I-285 or go thorough town to the 75/85 connector

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4. Re: Take Hiway 6 Around 285?

I wouldn't take Camp Creek either nor 285. Go straight to 75S, but like Isabill mentioned check Google Maps for construction or accidents. It's my experience that 285 is generally better than 75/85, but this is Atlanta, not known for having the worlds's best/disciplined drivers.

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5. Re: Take Hiway 6 Around 285?

"but this is Atlanta, not known for having the worlds's best/disciplined drivers."

True.

Native Atlantans are excellent drivers.

It's all those transplants and visitors who muck things up. :-)

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6. Re: Take Hiway 6 Around 285?

Onemoreroad, unfortunately there are way to few natives. They live primarily in Oklahoma.

Edited: 23 October 2018, 20:44
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7. Re: Take Hiway 6 Around 285?

What?

This is incorrect information on at least two fronts.

There are plenty of native Atlantans, if you are using the common definition. I am one.

If your reference to Oklahoma is a reference to the Trail of Tears, Atlantans didn't go on the Trail of Tears. Native Americans, i.e. Cherokees did. But not all Cherokee were displaced via the Trail of Tears. Many stayed in the mountains - of north Georgia, eastern TN, and western NC.

I happen to be both types. I'm a native Atlantan and a descendent of a Cherokee woman whose family didn't go to Oklahoma (nor die along the way).

I suppose that makes me a native native Atlantan. :-)

And an excellent driver who grumbles at all the transplanted folk and visitors.

But you can't blame them for getting lost on roads that curve along and meander on former game trails.

Edited: 23 October 2018, 21:13
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8. Re: Take Hiway 6 Around 285?

And roads that change names every five blocks.

Atlanta, Georgia
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9. Re: Take Hiway 6 Around 285?

And how Peachtree named streets so we have at least count!?

Edited: 23 October 2018, 22:12
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10. Re: Take Hiway 6 Around 285?

Can't write:-) How many streets do we have named Peachtree at last count?

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