Interstate 485 (Georgia)

Interstate 485 (Georgia)

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For the partially completed loop around Charlotte, North Carolina, see Interstate 485.
Interstate 485 (I-485) was a proposed U.S. Interstate Highway in Atlanta, Georgia, heading eastwards and then northwards from downtown. The 5.9 mile-longFederal Highway Administration, Interstate System Route Log & Finder List, January 1971 (9.5 km) route would have begun at the Downtown Connector (Interstate 75 / Interstate 85) and used the proposed State Route 410 east to the junction with the also-proposed State Route 400. There it would have turned north to end at Interstate 85 near Lindbergh Drive (State Route 236). Each of those freeways would have continued beyond the ends of I-485. SR 410, the Stone Mountain Freeway, would continue east beyond the I-285 perimeter highway, and SR 400 would extend both north and south outside the perimeter. A short piece of I-485 (SR 410) was constructed from I-75 / I-85 east to Boulevard.Georgia Department of Transportation,

Revolt against construction of I-485

Activists in the neighborhood of Morningside, along the SR 400 portion of I-485, were the first to fight the road, and formed coalitions with other areas. After I-485 and parts of SR 400 and SR 410 were canceled, a portion of the right-of-way was used to build the "Freedom Parkway", now part of State Route 10. SR 400 north of I-85 has been built, as...
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