While there are rarely “good” times to be on Atlanta roads, holiday traffic is sure to create some extra congestion around town.
This Fourth of July, according to the American Automobile Association, nearly 49 million Americans have getaway plans.
The overall travel volume is expected to rise 4.1% over last year, with an additional 1.9 million more travelers hitting the road.
A huge chunk (41.4 million) of all travelers will be driving to their Independence Day destinations.
According to transportation analytics firm INRIX, commutes could be four times slower than normal during the holiday period, with Wednesday, July 3 afternoon being the worst day and time for road travel for most American cities.
In Atlanta, however, the absolute worst time to travel is Friday, July 5 between 5-7 p.m. According to INRIX, Atlanta commuters should expect to face delays as much as 2.5 times the normal commute.
More Fourth of July coverage from AJC:
- 9 places in and around Atlanta to celebrate July 4
- 12 ways to see fireworks in Atlanta on July 4th
- How big can it get? The AJC Peachtree Road Race prepares for its 50th
- Three things you need to make your Fourth of July more delicious
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