GDOT Forecast for Best/Worst Travel Times on Metro Surface Streets during Labor Day Holiday

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) released traffic forecasts for metro Atlanta surface streets that specify the best and worst times to travel over the Labor Day holiday, one of the busiest travel periods of the year. The forecasts are based on an analysis of traffic patterns in eight parts of the metro Atlanta region leading up to and through the Labor Day holiday in 2017 and 2018.
Overall, GDOT anticipates traffic on metro surface streets to be heaviest in Northwest Atlanta and East Atlanta between 8 and 10 am on Thursday, and again in Downtown Atlanta on Saturday between 2 and 6 pm, and Sunday from 4 – 6 pm. Downtown and other metro areas will see average or lighter than normal surface street traffic from Thursday, Aug. 29 through Monday Sept. 2.