New Study Shows North Fulton Commute Among Worst in the U.S.

The commute southbound on Ga. 400 between Old Milton and Holcomb Bridge are said to be among the top worst spots in Atlanta.

In case you weren't aware how bad your rush hour commute actually was, it's bad. Scratch that. It's really bad.

A newly released Texas Transportation Institute study shows the Atlanta metro area has some congestion problems. But anyone who has driven outside of their neighborhood during morning rush hour knows that's probably an understatement. So no, you're not imagining it–the study showed the North Fulton Ga. 400 corridor to be particularly terrible for rush hour drivers.

According to the institute, the 4.7 mile stretch of Ga. 400 between Old Milton Parkway and Holcomb Bridge Road cost commuters $12.8 million and 289,000 gallons of fuel between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. during 2010. And if you need to travel all the way down 400, good luck! Topping the list as one of the worst drives in the U.S. is Ga. 400 from the toll plaza to I-85.

Is that a fair assessment? Share your rush hour horror stories with us in the comments section below and visit The Clean Air Campaign for commute alternatives.


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