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Airport security line wait averages 10 minutes

Airport security line wait averages 10 minutes

ATLANTA -- For being the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's security line wait time is about average compared with its major peers.

The average security line wait time in Atlanta is 10 minutes, according to a FareCompare list.

FareCompare used a variety of sources to compile the list, including the U.S.

Metro panel hits transportation sales tax target

Metro panel hits transportation sales tax target

ATLANTA -- A subcommittee of local elected officials took nearly four hours Monday to hammer out a $6.1 billion list of highway and transit projects to be funded by a proposed regional sales tax.

The Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable's Executive Committee voted unanimously for the projects just more than seven hours before a deadline required by transportation funding legislation passed by the General Assembly last year.

RELATED: Full transportation project listing

The bill gave roundtables in 12 regions across Georgia until Aug. 15 to develop preliminary project lists. The final lists that will be submitted to voters in each region next year must be completed by Oct. 15.

Interchange redesign first of its kind in Ga.

Interchange redesign first of its kind in Ga.

ATLANTA -- A $4.6 million redesign planned for a busy DeKalb County interchange could become a model for congested roads around Georgia.

State Department of Transportation officials have launched a project to improve safety and traffic flow at the Interstate 285 interchange at Ashford Dunwoody Road.

The new "diverging diamond interchange" originated in France. It switches traffic from the traditional U.S. model - with driver-side right lanes on the bridge - to driver-side left lanes. It's only the seventh time the model has been used in the United States and the first time in Georgia.

DOT Commissioner Vance Smith says he believes motorists will embrace the style once they become accustomed to it.

The project was one of 18 awarded by the state DOT on Friday, totaling more than $34 million

Expect delays around Perimeter, town this weekend

Expect delays around Perimeter, town this weekend

ATLANTA -- Weekend road work could create gridlock on the top end of Interstate 285 this weekend. Here's how to get around it and other construction projects across the region.

Clayton/Fulton

I-75 NB from I-285 (Exit 238) to Cleveland Ave. (Exit 244) 
Fri. 9 p.m. - Mon. 5 a.m. 
3 right lanes

I-75 NB from I-85 (Exit 242) to University Ave. (Exit 244)
Fri. 9 p.m.  - Mon 5 a.m. 
3 right lanes

Gas prices ticking back up

Gas prices ticking back up

ATLANTA -- Gas prices rose in Georgia for the second week in a row as oil prices continued to climb, according to AAA Auto Club South.

The price per gallon of gasoline in Georgia now averages $3.66, compared with $3.57 a week ago, $3.58 a month ago and $2.57 a year ago.

RELATED: Metro Atlanta's Lowest Gas Prices

The national average price of unleaded regular gasoline is $3.67 a gallon -- 5 cents more than last week.

AAA Auto Club South said oil prices continued to increase last week as investor optimism about the economic recovery drove prices higher coupled with momentum from a weakened U.S. dollar. Oil prices closed Friday at $97.49 a barrel on the New York Stock Exchange -- $1.29 more than the week prior.

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Road work ahead: How to avoid it

Road work ahead: How to avoid it

ATLANTA -- All the road construction around Metro Atlanta this weekend may give you flashbacks to weekday rush hour traffic, particularly on the Perimeter near Spaghetti Junction.

Cherokee

I-575 NB at 1 mile South of Sixes Road (MP10)
7 a.m. Sat. - 5 p.m. Sun.
1 right lane - Traffic will be paced

Alternate: Exit onto Towne Lake Pkwy. (Exit 8) and turn right. Follow Towne Lake Pkwy. to S. Main St. and turn left. Follow S. Main St. across the Little River where it becomes Old Hwy. 5. Follow Old Hwy. 5 to to sixes Road and turn left. Follow Sixes Road back to I-575 Northbound.

Clayton

I-75 SB from Tara Blvd. (Exit 235) to Mt. Zion Blvd. (Exit 231)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Sat.
2 right lanes -- Traffic will be paced

Fatal wrecks pile up over holiday weekend

Fatal wrecks pile up over holiday weekend

ATLANTA -- The Georgia State Patrol says 19 people were killed on the state's highways during the July 4 holiday period.

GSP says there were 17 deadly accidents from 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday.

The patrol says 11 people were killed in highway accidents during the July 4 holiday period a year ago.