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Unread 02-27-2007, 06:44 AM
 
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Default Shortcut around Atlanta

i have to travel between SC and Tn often. Is there a short cut from 85 to 75. It scares me to death to drive thru Atlanta. Thanks
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Unread 02-27-2007, 06:47 AM
 
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What route do you take approaching Atlanta? What route do you take on the other side? I'm trying to get a picture of the highways you use.
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Unread 02-27-2007, 07:08 AM
 
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I go 85 toward Atlanta, take the 285 to 75.
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Unread 02-27-2007, 07:14 AM
 
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Okay...I'm not aware of a better way to cut over to 75 than that. I would be sure to do it after 11 p.m. when there's not much traffic. Where do you start from? Somewhere in S.C.?
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Unread 02-27-2007, 07:23 AM
 
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I start at Anderson. I have tried several ways but usually get lost
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Unread 02-27-2007, 07:26 AM
 
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75-285-85 is probably the most direct and fastest route. I got a coworker live in North cobb and commute to Duluth. After trying many alternative routes, that's route for him at the end.

I don't know about 75 sides of route. An alternative route could be instead of 85, you can take peachtree industrial route north exit from 285, then go to sugarloaf road, then back to 85 again.

Northern suburbs Atlanta has huge traffic problem. Try to drive after 9pm if you can.
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Unread 02-27-2007, 07:53 AM
 
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If you like Mountain driving you could take SR 76 and wind your way up through N. Georgia toward Tenn.
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Unread 02-27-2007, 10:08 AM
 
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How about I26 from Greenville? It goes thru Asheville and merges with I40, then on to Knoxville.
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Unread 02-27-2007, 11:19 AM
 
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Thank you for all your help, guess there is no easy way around it. I do go thru Knoxville sometimes. I will just get a flag and put on top of my car saying BEWARE OF WILD DRIVER..
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Unread 03-02-2007, 12:36 PM
 
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I would echo the US76 suggestion. By my mapping software, it will take you only an extra 20 minutes -- less if you get stuck in ATL stop and go.
Take US76 from Anderson into Georgia. At Blairsville, use US129 to cut up to US64 and take that to Cleveland, TN. It's 4 lane from Young Harris to Cleveland, with the exception of a 20-mile section through Ocoee River gorge -- and it's a much prettier drive than looking at the back of a semi for 4 hours!
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