Atlanta's I-285 speed limit rising

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 7:38 AM
Last updated 6:44 PM
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ATLANTA — State officials say the speed limit on part of Interstate 285, the freeway that forms a perimeter around Atlanta, will be increased soon.

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently approved the higher speed limit for part of I-285 in south DeKalb County. Starting Nov. 1, the speed limit south of the Interstate 20 interchange will increase to 65 mph.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the speed limit north of the I-20 interchange will remain at 55 mph for now.

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corgimom
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corgimom 10/02/13 - 07:54 am
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They might as well raise it,

They might as well raise it, since 85 MPH is the preferred speed.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 10/02/13 - 09:09 am
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Speed limits are supposed to be in place as a safety measure, not a revenue generator. Try telling that to elected officials. Of course, once bicycles take over complete control of the roads we will have a 5mph limit on all roads. Deal with that!

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Fiat_Lux 10/02/13 - 01:11 pm
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Oh, yeah

I'm sure everyone will slow down to the new speed limit now that it's been raised.

You betcha!

LeConteSkier
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LeConteSkier 10/02/13 - 11:29 pm
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Charlotte Rocks

Its not like you will be able to actually drive those speeds during rush hour. I would take Charlotte any day as opposed to overrated, overpriced, overbuilt and overcongested Atlanta! Charlotte is growing at a well planned pace and Atlanta is nothing more than uncontrolled suburban sprawl. Might as well nick name it the L.A. of the South!

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AutumnLeaves 10/05/13 - 12:30 pm
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Love corgimom's comment about

Love corgimom's comment about the preferred speed being 85 mph they might as well raise it...good one!

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