Interstate 485 (Georgia)

Interstate 485 (I-485) was a proposed Auxiliary Interstate Highway, that would have traveled eastward and then northward from downtown Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia.

Interstate 485 marker
Interstate 485
1970 map of proposed route of I-485 through northeast Atlanta
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-85
Length5.9 mi[1] (9.5 km)
Existed1964[citation needed]–1975[2]
Location
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountiesFulton
Highway system
  • Georgia State Highway System
I-475 SR 500
SR 409Georgia 410.svg SR 411

Route descriptionEdit

The 5.9-mile-long (9.5 km)[1] route would have begun at the Downtown Connector (I-75/I-85) and used the highway that is nowadays State Route 410 (SR 410) east to the interchange with the also-proposed SR 400. There, it would have turned north to end at I-85 near Lindbergh Drive (SR 236). Each of those freeways would have continued beyond the termini of I-485. SR 410, the Stone Mountain Freeway, would continue east beyond the I-285 perimeter highway, and SR 400 would extend both south and north outside the perimeter. A short piece of I-485/SR 410 was constructed from I-75/I-85 east to Boulevard NE.[3]

HistoryEdit

Activists in the neighborhood of Morningside, along the SR 400 portion of I-485, were the first to fight the road, although opposition surfaced in a number of nearby surrounding neighborhoods. This is the most famous example of the Atlanta freeway revolts.[4] After I-485, and parts of SR 400 and SR 410, was canceled, a portion of the right-of-way of the canceled highway was used to build Freedom Parkway, now part of SR 10. SR 400 north of I-85 was constructed in the early 1990s as a toll road,[5] and the section south of I-285 was constructed in the mid-1980s and designated Interstate 675.[6][7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Part V - Interstate Withdrawal-Substitution Program - Engineering Data - Interstate System - Highway History". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (January 1975). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1975–1976 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  3. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (January 1973). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 20, 2013.
  4. ^ Wheeler, James O. (1976). "Locational Dimensions of Urban Highway Impact: An Empirical Analysis". Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography. Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography. 58 (2): 67–78. doi:10.1080/04353684.1976.11879413. JSTOR 490613.
  5. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1995). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1995–1996 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1986). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1986–1987 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  7. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1987). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1987–1988 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 15, 2016.

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