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Interstate 85

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Interstate 85 is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. Its southern terminus is at an intersection with Interstate 65 in Montgomery, Alabama; its northern terminus intersects with Interstate 95 in Petersburg, Virginia, near Richmond.


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Length

Mileskm
80 130 Alabama
180 292 Georgia
106 172 South Carolina
233 377 North Carolina
69 112 Virginia
668 1,082 Total


Major Cities Along the Route


Intersections with other Interstates

Spur Routes

Notes

  • In North Carolina, I-85 merges with I-40 from Greensboro to Hillsborough, just west of Durham. In Alamance County, the highway is also known as the Sam Hunt Freeway. Because I-85 was recently rerouted around Greensboro, it splits with I-40 eight miles (13 km) east of the original departure point.
  • Through downtown Atlanta, I-85 merges with I-75 for a short time. This strip of highway, called the Downtown Connector, is infamous for its bad traffic, and rather confusing split at the north end. The northbound lanes split and then cross over each other. Thus, to head northeast (rightward) on I-85, a driver must be in the leftmost northbound lanes before the split. To head northwest (leftward) on I-75, a driver must be in the rightmost northbound lanes before the split.
  • Interstate 485 was supposed to have been an east-west connector route in the Atlanta area, but it was erased due to community opposition. Part of what would have been I-485 is now GA 10.
  • There is currently a plan to extend I-85 across western Alabama, where it will connect with I-20 near Cuba, Alabama. This extension is in the planning stages. This extension will roughly follow the route of US-80 via Selma.[2] (http://www.demopolistimes.com/articles/2005/01/18/news/news02.txt) This section is also envisioned by some as part of a proposed Interstate 14.
  • The junction between I-85 and I-77 in Charlotte is a strange configuration. When I-85 passes under I-77, the northbound lanes of I-77 are to the west (south on I-85) of the southbound lanes, and southbound I-77 is to the east (north on I-85) of northbound. The travel lanes on I-77 return to their proper positions north and south of this interchange.


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