Interstate 685

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Interstate 685 marker

Interstate 685
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Location
Counties: Montgomery
Highway system
  • Alabama State Routes
SR-604 I-759

Interstate 685 (I-685) is the designation for a future Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Alabama. When completed, it will connect I-65 in downtown Montgomery to I-85 in the eastern suburbs of Montgomery.

Route description[edit]

Currently, I-685 has been approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to be co-signed with the current I-85 from its current southern terminus at I-65, to the future location of the Montgomery South Bypass on which I-85 will be rerouted.[1]

History[edit]

The designation was approved in 2010 at the request of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to use existing I-85.[1] Construction on the Montgomery Outer Loop started in early 2011, and it was expected at the time to take two or three years to complete. When done, the I-85 designation will be shifted to the Outer Loop, and the existing freeway will become just I-685.[2]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Montgomery, Montgomery County.

Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
-- Day Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
0A I‑65 south / US-82 west – Mobile Southbound exit and northbound entrance
0B I‑65 north / US-82 east – Birmingham eastbound signed as exit 0
1 Court Street, Union Street eastbound Court Street, westbound Union Street
2 Forest Avenue, Mulberry Street eastbound Forest Avenue, westbound Mulberry Street
3 Ann Street
4 Perry Hill Road
6 US-80 west / US-231 / SR-21 (East Boulevard, SR-8/SR-9/SR-53) Begin U.S. 80 concurrency
9 SR-271 (Taylor Road) to US-231 (SR-53)
11 SR-126 (SR-8) / SR-110 – Mitylene, Mount Meigs
14.44 23.24 14 I‑85 (Montgomery South Bypass, SR-685) / SR-108 Future exit number
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vaughn, D. W. (October 29, 2010) (PDF). Decisions & Meeting Minutes (Report). American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering. http://www.transportation.org/sites/route/docs/10-29-2010%20USRN%20Minutes%20Biloxi,%20MS.pdf. Retrieved December 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Shryock, John. "Outer Loop construction about to restart". Montgomery, AL: WSFA-TV. Retrieved December 13, 2011.