Although there are rarely "good" times to be on the Atlanta roads, holiday traffic is surely creating some extra overload around the city.
This fourth of July, according to the US car association, has nearly 49 million Americans fleeing plans.
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The total travel volume is expected to rise by 4.1% last year, with another 1.9 million more travelers hitting the road.
A great deal (41.4 million) of all travelers will drive to their independence day destinations.
According to the transport analytics firm INRIX, commuters can be four times slower than normal during the holidays, with Wednesday July 3 afternoon being the worst day and time of road trip for most US cities.
However, in Atlanta, the absolute worst time to travel is Friday 5. July between. 1
Read the full AAA press release at newsroom.aaa.com.
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