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Old 07-24-2019, 06:55 AM
 
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GDOT quietly raised the speed limits on I-20 between the downtown connector and Candler Rd a few days ago.

It is now 60 MPH between the connector and Gresham Rd. It is 65 MPH between Gresham and Candler Rd.

I actually agree that 55 was low for these sections of I-20. It has a lower traffic volume and is 6 lanes wide in some stretches and at least 5 lanes throughout. It is also built to more modern standards unlike the portion of I-20 west of downtown which has extremely short exit and entrance ramps and only 4 lanes.
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Old 07-24-2019, 08:51 AM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I know, Dekalb County Police are pissed now!
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Old 07-24-2019, 10:42 AM
 
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Noone did anything close to 55 on that stretch.
Usually 70 - 75 and sometimes 80.

The western side of I-20 is even worse, that side really needs to come up to 65.

I used to see this stretch patrolled all the time but they seem to have calmed down a bit on it. The eastern side of I-285 through DeKalb however is notorious for pulling over tractor trailers.
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:52 AM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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. The eastern side of I-285 through DeKalb however is notorious for pulling over tractor trailers.
One of their jobs though.

I know, Dekalb motorcycle cops love this portion of I-20. Catch people as soon as they hit the corner especially before Candler Road when you are heading EB and WB at Flat Shoals Road.
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Old 07-24-2019, 04:24 PM
 
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West of connector has also been raised to 60 from 50.
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Old 07-24-2019, 08:32 PM
 
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West of connector has also been raised to 60 from 50.
It's about time. Theres no way anyone can safely do 50 on that stretch.
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:20 PM
 
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GDOT quietly raised the speed limits on I-20 between the downtown connector and Candler Rd a few days ago.

It is now 60 MPH between the connector and Gresham Rd. It is 65 MPH between Gresham and Candler Rd.

I actually agree that 55 was low for these sections of I-20. It has a lower traffic volume and is 6 lanes wide in some stretches and at least 5 lanes throughout. It is also built to more modern standards unlike the portion of I-20 west of downtown which has extremely short exit and entrance ramps and only 4 lanes.
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West of connector has also been raised to 60 from 50.
Finally.
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:25 AM
 
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West of connector has also been raised to 60 from 50.
Awesome!
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:03 AM
 
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I am actually fine with higher speed limits on grade separated highway.

We do need to reduce the number of on / off ramps in order to reduce cars weaving in and out.
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Old 07-25-2019, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I noticed that myself, about time! I-20 between 285 east wall and west wall is just about the smoothest ride traffic wise you can get in Atlanta and the metro, no reason it should have the lowest speed limits.

Just have to add this, when I was I-20 today I was going westbound few miles from downtown. On the eastbound side I saw what looked like 10 Atlanta Police vehicles, all lined up behind one another trying to get speeders. I haven't speed/traffic enforcement like that in years. And I don't think I ever seen it that heavy!
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