Interstate 485 (Georgia)

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Interstate 485 marker

Interstate 485

1970 map of proposed route of I-485 through northeast Atlanta
Route information
Length: 5.90 mi[citation needed] (9.50 km)
Highway system

Georgia State Routes
Former

SR 409 Georgia 410.svg SR 411

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.

Route description[edit]

The 5.9-mile-long (9.5 km)[citation needed] route would have begun at the Downtown Connector (I-75/I-85) and used the proposed 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.[1]

History[edit]

Revolt against construction of I-485[edit]

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.[2] After I-485, and parts of SR 400 and SR 410, was canceled, a portion of the right-of-way 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, and the section south of I-285 was constructed in the mid-1980s and designated Interstate 675.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Georgia State Highway Department (January 1, 1973) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/informationcenter/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1973.pdf. Retrieved October 20, 2013.
  2. ^ 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. JSTOR 490613. 

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