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CMP Trip and Talladega Traffic?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Gordon_Freeman, May 3, 2012.

  1. Gordon_Freeman

    Gordon_Freeman Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking about going to the CMP South Store this Saturday. I know there is going to be a race at Talladega then. I want to get there when the store opens at 8am. Do I need to get started extra early to avoid traffic? Does anyone have experience with traffic on I-20 during these races?
  2. zdc1775

    zdc1775 Well-Known Member

    Its pretty bad for about the last fifteen to twenty miles and heavy for a while before that. Don't know where your coming from in Georgia but taking 78 will help you avoid most of the traffic.
  3. Tinker

    Tinker Well-Known Member

    Agreed....78 is a good detour if I-20 is a mess. Lived around here for 30 years and generally the worst traffic is after the race is over. Most of the time up to that point I-20 is passable.
  4. Gordon_Freeman

    Gordon_Freeman Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. I forgot to mention I will be coming from Atlanta. Sounds like the trip is still possible. I don't want to get there any later than 8am.
  5. Twiki357

    Twiki357 Well-Known Member

    Saterday is the Nationwide race. It doesn't start untill 3:00 pm so I would suspect that you would be okay any time before 10/11 am. I don't know Talladega traffic patterns, but based on Phoenix, the traffic hassel is for the 2 to 4 hours before the race.
  6. 35Rem

    35Rem Well-Known Member

    Please give an update after you go. I'm interested in going (never been) and would like to know what it's like.
  7. gearhead

    gearhead Well-Known Member

    Saturday shouldn't be too bad, especially in the morning. I used to live in Gadsden, about 35 miles north of there, and Sunday was a stay inside day. If you had to run errands you dashed out about 45 minutes after the race started and got back a half hour before it ended.
  8. Gordon_Freeman

    Gordon_Freeman Well-Known Member

    Thanks gearhead. It sounds like I won't have a problem. I would just wait for the next weekend but that is mother's day weekend. I can't wait to check out all the service grade rifles.
  9. billyg1956

    billyg1956 Member

    I've ALWAYS wanted a Garand...and since I've recently learned about the store in Bama...seems a long-change weekend trip just might be in order. I'll spend my next set of graveyards doing 2 things...planning and mapping the trip, and scheduling me a couple graveyards overtime to PAY for it...lol.

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  10. Gordon_Freeman

    Gordon_Freeman Well-Known Member

    billyg1956, this will be my 5th trip there. It is awesome. It is really worth it to make the trip, even from Texas.
  11. billyg1956

    billyg1956 Member

    The last time I was in 'Bama'...I was @ Redstone Arsenal. That was 1975. I'd imagine it's changed a bit....lol.

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