Interstate 675 (Georgia)

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Interstate 675 marker

Interstate 675
Terrell Starr Parkway
Route information
Maintained by Georgia DOT
Length 11.04 mi[3][4] (17.77 km)
Existed 1987[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end I‑75 in Stockbridge
  SR 138 near Stockbridge
US 23 / SR 42 near Stockbridge
North end I‑285 near Forest Park
Location
Counties Henry, Clayton, DeKalb
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
I‑575 I‑985
SR 411 Georgia 413.svg SR 415

Interstate 675 (I-675) is an auxiliary interstate highway in the southeast part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. It is 11.04 miles (17.77 km) in length, running from I-75 in Stockbridge in the south to I-285 in the north. I-675 is also designated as the Terrell Starr Parkway and also has the unsigned internal state route designation of State Route 413 (SR 413).

Route description[edit]

Beginning at its southern terminus with Interstate 75, Interstate 675 is a four lane highway with a grassy median and frequently with cable barriers. Between Ellenwood Road/Forest Parkway and the route's northern terminus at Interstate 285 and Moreland Avenue, the freeway expands with three lanes in each direction.

The southern end of Interstate 675 includes reversible High occupancy/toll and express toll lanes (ETLs) built within the median, which opened January 28, 2017.[5]

History[edit]

At one time, I-675 was to connect with SR 400/I-485 east of downtown Atlanta. However, this would have destroyed many neighborhoods including Inman Park. Because it was thought that the road was unnecessary due to three other existing north/south interstates across and around the city, and due to community opposition, the road was stopped by then-governor of Georgia Jimmy Carter in 1975. After I-485 was cancelled, it was then planned to end at once proposed I-420 near Gresham Park.[6] Though in 1986, I-420 was cancelled for the same reason, so its northern terminus is at I-285 instead. What would have been the interchange between this road and I-485 is now the location of the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum.

In 1982, the entire length of the highway was under construction.[7][8] In 1987, it was open to traffic.[1][2]

Future[edit]

As of 2010, the idea of connecting I-675 and SR 400 has been resurrected, being put on an official list of GDOT priorities. This would extend I-675 north to I-20 with a surface road, then go underground with a road tunnel. This would displace some neighborhoods and industrial areas to the south. The tunnel would protect other areas north of I-20, however there would still be ventilation buildings.[citation needed]

Exit list[edit]

County Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
Henry Stockbridge 0.00 0.00 I‑75 south – Macon, Tampa I-75 north exit 227; southbound exit & northbound entrance; southern terminus.
Clayton 0.61 0.98 1 SR 138 to I‑75 north – Stockbridge, Jonesboro
Rex 2.40 3.86 2 US 23 / SR 42 – Stockbridge
Forest Park 5.05 8.13 5 Ellenwood Road, Forest Parkway to State Route 331 west
Conley 6.65 10.70 7 Anvil Block Road – Fort Gillem
DeKalb 11.04 17.77 11 I‑285 – Greenville, Atlanta International Airport, to Moreland Avenue (US 23, SR 42) I-285 exit 52; northbound exit & southbound entrance; northern terminus.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (1987). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1987–1988 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (1988). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1988–1989 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Route Log - Auxiliary Routes of the Eisenhower National System Of Interstate and Defense Highways - Table 2". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Google (November 27, 2012). "Route of Interstate 675" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ "New I-75 express lanes to speed up traffic — at a price". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. By David Wickert and Tammy Joyner. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  6. ^ Georgia State Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by GSHD. Georgia State Highway Department. January 1, 1982. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1982). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1983). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1983–1984 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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