Atlanta traffic was heavier than usual Friday.
Photo: Georgia Department of Transportation
Photo: Georgia Department of Transportation

Easter, spring break traffic building on Atlanta roads

By early afternoon Friday, interstate highways and key roads throughout metro Atlanta already were heavy with traffic.

Easter weekend and spring break getaway combined will have that effect.

“Expect delays throughout the weekend,” the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center tweeted.

“It's already underway,” said Doug Turnbull, traffic reporter for News 95.5 and AM 750. “I-75 northbound in Cobb is slow from I-285 to Kennesaw, I-75 southbound is packed from Lake Allatoona to Kennesaw. 

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“I-75 in Clayton and Henry counties is jammed both ways (for the most part) between Morrow and Locust Grove. The Downtown Connector is already in PM drive mode, and volume is building on I-285.” 

Turnbull said drivers’ best bet is a Peach Pass when using I-75 South in Henry County on the way to Florida.

“A cheap trip in the reversible toll lanes saves a ton of time,” he said. “Otherwise, pack your patience. Highway 42 is a good alternate to the I-75 delays. Highway 41 on the northwest side of town will likely not move much better than the interstate.”

» For updated traffic information, listen to News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB and follow @ajcwsbtraffic on Twitter.

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