Light Traffic, Just One More Reason to Love Carrollton, Georgia!
Traffic. It’s a major headache in the metro Atlanta area, which is why Carrollton and West Georgia are such great places to live and work.
In January, the American Transportation Research Institute released its annual list highlighting the 100 most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America. Seven are in Atlanta, including the number one worst location for truck congestion in the country, I-285 at I-85 North, better known to locals as “Spaghetti Junction.”
Top 100 Bottlenecks
The “2018 Top Truck Bottleneck List” assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 300 locations on the national highway system. The analysis, based on truck GPS data from more than 800,000 heavy-duty trucks, uses several customized software applications and analysis methods to produce a congestion impact ranking for each location.
In addition to Spaghetti Junction (No. 1), the other Georgia bottlenecks on the top 100 list are:
• No. 4 Atlanta: I-75 at I-285 (North)
• No. 17 Atlanta: I-20 at I-285 (West)
• No. 46 Atlanta: I-20 at I-285 (East)
• No. 79 Atlanta: I-20 at I-75/I-85
• No. 90 Atlanta: I-75 at I-85
• No. 95 Atlanta: I-75 at I-675
Without question, Atlanta is a hub of commerce and transportation in the Southeast and a vital junction for the flow of goods, as Georgia Motor Trucking Association President Ed Crowell pointed out.
Still, congestion causes problems not only for truckers, but also for commuters and recreational travelers in the Atlanta area. And it makes sense—if trucks are getting stopped, so are cars, buses, and other passenger vehicles.
Hotspots in the metro area
That’s what INRIX Roadway Analytics, a cloud-based traffic analysis tool, found as well. INRIX analyzed and ranked more than 100,000 traffic hotspots in the 25 most congested U.S. cities. The economic cost of hotspots was also calculated in terms of wasted time, lost fuel and carbon emissions over the next decade.
Atlanta ranked fourth on the INRIX list, with 8,554 hotspots and an estimated potential economic impact of nearly 30 billion dollars in the next ten years.
In December, AJC.com reported that the absolute worst days to travel through Atlanta are Thursdays between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Fridays between 3 and 5 p.m.
Less traffic equals happier drivers
Carrollton’s three major highways—US 27 and state highways 113 and 166—see their busiest traffic during the morning and evening commutes, but unless road construction or an accident slows things down, cars and trucks generally move pretty smoothly along these routes.
Of course, we credit some of that to the courtesy and skill of local drivers, but it sure is nice to avoid the bumper-to-bumper traffic of the metro area. Generally, you can get from one side of Carrollton to the other in less than 30 minutes, often quicker.
Less traffic is just one more reason we love West Georgia. We believe you will, too! Let us help you make West Georgia home.
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