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Driving Directions to athens

From Atlanta: (61 miles from city, 80 miles from airport)

I-85 North to GA 316
Take I-85 North from Atlanta to GA 316 (Exit #106). Follow 316 East for approximately 40 miles to the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10). Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east. After approximately 6 miles, take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.). Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.

TRAVEL NOTE: In February 2006, the Georgia DOT began a three-year improvement project on State Route 316, the main thoroughfare from Atlanta to Athens. Though the Georgia DOT estimates that almost 80% of construction will take place without lane closures and will restrict any lane closures to off-peak hours, it is suggested that motorists access traffic updates through the Georgia DOT Web site at www.dot.state.ga.us, the NaviGAtor site at www.georgia-navigator.com or call (770) 986-1011.

Alternate routes to Athens from Atlanta include:

I-85 North to GA 129 Take I-85 North from Atlanta to GA 129 South (Exit #137). GA 129 becomes Jefferson Hwy., then Prince Ave. and leads directly into downtown Athens.

State Route 78 East Take GA 78 East. Exit right onto GA 316 and proceed on GA 316 to the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10). Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east. After approximately 6 miles, take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.). Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.

I-20 East Take I-20 East to Conyers. Exit onto GA 138 East (Exit #82). Then take GA 78 East. Exit right onto GA 316 and proceed on GA 316 to the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10). Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east. After approximately 6 miles, take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.). Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.

FROM THE NORTH

Take I-85 South to US 441 South (Exit #149) for approximately 20 miles. Go under the Athens perimeter; road becomes MLK Jr. Boulevard. Turn Right onto North Avenue. Follow North Avenue into downtown Athens.

FROM THE SOUTH

Take US 129/441 North. Follow signs for US 441 into Athens.

 

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