The Main Street of Georgia, Interstate 75 links Atlanta with other Georgia cities such as Macon, Valdosta, Marietta, and Dalton. Interstate 75 (along with Interstate 475 around Macon) plays a vital role in the Great Lakes to Florida shuffle, and therefore is six lanes throughout the Peach State. Similar to Interstates 20 and 85, Interstate 75 also serves far reaching suburbs of the metropolitan Atlanta area.
Interstate 75 and 85 share pavement throughout the central business district of Atlanta. These pivotal southeastern Interstates share a total of 16 lanes in downtown Atlanta, a width distinction rarely matched (the New Jersey Turnpike also widens to 16 lanes). Stack interchanges facilitate travel between Interstate 20 and Georgia 10 (planned Interstate 485) along the way.
Atlanta attractions served by the freeway include Turner Field (home to the Atlanta Braves) - Exit 245, the Martin Luther King Junior National Historic Site - Exit 248B, and the Georgia State Capital. Since the Perimeter Highway (Interstate 285) is vastly developed and serves a good deal of local travel, the recommended through route for traffic pertaining to Interstate 75 and 85 is to stay on the mainline. Oftentimes, traffic flows more efficiently along the overlap then on Interstate 285 outside of the city.
Interstate 75 Highway Guides