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Please check-in with security to obtain visitor's pass and parking permit. Please call 706-355-8000 for further information.

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Directions:

From Atlanta Hartsfield Airport to U.S.EPA 960 College Station Rd. 706-355-8000

Rush Hour Directions (6:30-9:00 am, 4:00-7:00 pm)
Exit airport, onto 85 South, follow signs to I-285 EAST.
Stay on I-285 EAST for 15.7 miles to I-20 EAST, exit 46B.
Stay on I-20 EAST for 20 miles to exit 82, GA-20/GA-138, Conyers/Monroe exit.
Turn left onto SR 138, stay on 138 for 20 miles. 138 merges onto US-78 EAST.
Stay on US-78 EAST for 14 miles to the US-29 NORTH/US-78 East/GA-316 East exit.
Stay on GA-316 for 3 miles
Take the GA-10/US-29 SOUTH exit, stay on GA-10 to College Station Rd, 5 miles, exit 7.
Take the College Station Rd exit, turn right. Continue for .7 miles to 960 College Station Rd.
Turn right at the EPA sign, stay in the right lane, and check in with the guard at the entrance gate.

Non-Rush Hour Directions (After 9:00 am, before 3:00 pm)
Exit airport, following signs onto I-85 NORTH
Stay on I-85 for 32.9 miles to GA-316 EAST, exit 106, Athens/Lawrenceville exit.
Stay on GA-316 East for 39.5 miles to GA-10/US-29 SOUTH exit
Stay on GA-10 to College Station Rd, 5 miles.
Turn right on College Station Rd, exit 7. Continue for .7 miles to 960 College Station Rd.
Turn right at the EPA sign, stay in the right lane, and check in with the guard at the entrance gate.

Directions from US EPA to Atlanta Hartsfield Airport

Rush Hour Directions
From EPA, turn left onto College Station Rd. Continue .9 miles to 4th traffic light (under overpass).
Turn left onto entrance ramp onto GA-10/US-29 South/West.
Continue on GA-10 4.8 miles to Monroe/GA-316 exit. Turn left onto GA-316.
Continue on GA-316 3.4 miles to US-78 exit. Turn left onto US-78.
Continue on US-78 to GA 138 (Monroe) 16 miles. Exit onto GA-138 west.
Continue on GA-138 for 20 miles to I-20 West. Turn Right onto I-20.
Continue on I-20 for 15 miles to I-285, Exit 67A.
Continue on I-285 to 85 North, Airport Exit 61.

Non-Rush Hour Directions (To avoid rush hour, leave Athens between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm)
From EPA, turn left onto College Station Rd. Continue .9 miles to 4th traffic light (under overpass).
Turn left onto entrance ramp onto GA-10/US-29 South/West.
Continue on GA-10 4.8 miles to Monroe/GA-316 exit. Turn left onto GA-316.
Continue on GA-316 32.3 miles to I-85 South.
Merge onto I-85 South and continue through Atlanta to Atlanta Airport (exit 72).

(updated April 2010)

Directions to Athens, EPA -- driving from the south (and avoiding Atlanta)

(A map of Georgia is recommended to follow the general layout of this route)

  • Take I-75 North
  • Take I-475 bypass around Macon
  • Then you will be merging back on I-75 North
  • Get off at the exit for Hwy 83 -- turn right toward Monticello--North and/or East -- it is about 3 exits after you merge off I-475
    Take I-20 East to Augusta FOR ONLY ABOUT 1 MILE -- the very next exit should be Hwy 129/441 -- after exiting off I-20 to the right, turn left onto Hwy 441
  • Take Hwy 441 North -- there is a four lane bypass of downtown Madison -- look for signs and stay on the 441 bypass (avoid business 441; if you should end up on business 441 it is OK; just watch for signs for 441 north to Athens)
    Hwy 441
    has a bypass of Watkinsville (but you will be on it automatically when you come north from Bishop)
    Just a few miles past Bishop, 441 becomes a 4-lane divided highway. (You will be on this for at least 5 miles probably more like 7 miles.)
    After the highway becomes divided, at the 7th stoplight, turn right onto the loop 10 bypass around Athens. (The stoplight before that is White Oak Drive.)
  • The second exit off the loop 10 bypass is College Station Rd. (The first exit is Milledge Ave.)
  • After exiting to the right, turn right onto College Station Rd.
  • Go about 1 mile and EPA is on the right. (Over a bridge and then through another light -- EPA is on the right just up the hill a little from that light.)
  • Turn right at the EPA sign, stay in the right lane, and check in with the guard at the entrance gate.

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