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Old 08-28-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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Does anybody know approximately what the commute from Suwanee (River Club area) to the Phipps area would be during rush hour? Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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45 mins - an hour (and sometimes maybe more)
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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No traffic? 35-40 minutes.

Rush hour? Probably close to an hour to get there.

To get home....definitely consistently more than an hour. If there's a problem, a lot more.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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I think you guys are being optimistic. I would never do that commute.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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I think so, too, but I didn't want to be the downer.

I don't think getting there is going to be the big problem. The big problem is going to be getting out of there because just getting to I-85 from Phipps at the wrong time can easily be a 20 or even 30 minute endeavor. It's not as bad to get to 400, but if you are going to Suwanee, you have to deal with the top end perimeter which will easily make up the difference.

The best option would probably be taking Peachtree all the way up to 285 because traffic generally clears after Wieuca and then you can either take Peachtree Industrial up or cross over onto I-85. No matter what you do, there's a big potential for disaster.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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thank you everyone for weighing in!
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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My wife has done a commute from Suwanee to Buckhead for years. The estimate of an hour is accurate on average, but plan to leave extra early if it is raining.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:12 PM
 
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For the sake of curiosity, what does your wife find is generally the most effective way to get to I-85 from Buckhead in the afternoon?
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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i have done this exact commute for three years. it will take at least an hour if you are lucky. this was before they instituted the HOT lanes, so maybe things have improved / gotten worse.

to get to i-85 from the phipps / lenox plaza, i normally take Roxboro - N Druid Hills Rd. an alternate would be to drive up Peachtree Rd, keep going on Peachtree Rd (staying right where the road splits into Ptree Industrial Blvd), then turning to Chamblee Tucker Rd and entering I-85 from there. do not enter 285 east from Peachtree Industrial, traffic up the bridge to I-85N is horrible!
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