Interstate 485 (Georgia)

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For the completed loop around Charlotte, North Carolina, see Interstate 485.

Interstate 485 marker

Interstate 485
1970 map of proposed route of I-485 through northeast Atlanta
Route information
Length: 5.9 mi[citation needed] (9.5 km)
Existed: 1960s – 1975
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
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]


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.

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  1. ^ Georgia State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by GSHD. Georgia State Highway Department. January 1, 1973. 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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