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Old 12-09-2010, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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So I've heard that Route 75 is complete torture and I was wondering if there is a way to live in Midtown and get down to Lake City without the hassle of 75. Does anyone know?
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:59 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Its Interstate not Route 75 and you would have a reverse commute. Biggest issue would be when you hit Downtown in the morning and evening.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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The commute is no problem at all. I'd guess you'll see something like 5 minutes of traffic a day. Many days <1 minute.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Really? My parents came up here from FL today and said 75 was a parking lot for 5 miles. It took them 1 hour to go 5 miles. That sounds rough to me.

Are their back roads to go back and forth?
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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Really? My parents came up here from FL today and said 75 was a parking lot for 5 miles. It took them 1 hour to go 5 miles. That sounds rough to me.
What time did they go? Where was it backed up?

In the morning, it's awful headed into town. In the afternoon, there is congestion going out of town, but not as bad.

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Are their back roads to go back and forth?
Yes there are, but they will almost surely be slower. Take Ponce over to Moreland, turn right (south), and take it from there.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:12 PM
 
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Take any and all roads that can reduce your exposure to Clayton County.

If someone blasts loud and obscene music, blast NPR or big band music. Tell them to 'Sing Along With Mitch.'

Drive a big car so you don't have to worry about all the little people.

Find a good gas station that is without hustlers and drifters. Generally the ones frequented by truckers will be better than the small stand-alones in town.

If you find that someone doesn't use turn signals and/or cuts you off, get used to it and be glad that someday soon their car will be recycled into Chinese beer cans.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: ATL by way of Los Angeles
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Since Lake City is pretty much smack-dab in the middle of Clayton County, it would be rather difficult for the OP to reduce their exposure to it.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:55 PM
 
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The reverse commute in this case works for the most part when you get past I-75/85 southbound at I-20 in downtown. That is a sweet commute, I wish I had it. I would guess you are about 15-18 miles from where you live to Lake City (near Morrow). On most good days depending, your commute should be under 30-45 minutes.

If the interstate is shutdown, Moreland Avenue to the East of downtown is a good alternative. I think when you head home during rush hour, it backs up more near Downtown going 75-85 North, but you can find some street ways home.

Driving through Clayton County is not a danger for the most part as long as you are cautious just like most any where. I am somewhat surprised some people here even know Lake City is in Clayton County.
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