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Interstate 85

New Exit 50 with Cox Road in western Auburn is slated to open during December 2012. The diamond interchange will serve Auburn Technology Park and western reaches of the city. Construction on the federally funded project was to begin between October 2003 and October 2004 and endure for about two years.1 However work did not commence until January 2011.

16.4 miles of Interstate 85 opened between Shorter (Exit 22) and Alabama 81 (Exit 38) in 1965.2

Interstate 85 Alabama Highway Guides

Day Street Connector eastbound
Day Street eastbound at the ramp partition for Interstate 65 & 85 northbound. There is no access to Interstate 65 southbound. Photo taken 08/22/03.
Shield assembly at the gore point of the Day Street connector eastbound. The high flyover carries Interstate 85 southbound traffic onto Interstate 65 southbound. The bridges below carry the mainline of Interstate 65. Photo taken 08/22/03.
Scenes Related to Interstate 85
Court Street southbound at the Interstate 85 southbound frontage road. Interstate 85 is suppressed below the overpass ahead. Photo taken 08/22/03.
The final on-ramp to Interstate 85 southbound. Traffic that turns west from Court Street (pictured in the above photograph) enters the final mile of the freeway here. Photo taken 08/22/03.
A closer look at the Interstate 65 and 85 Alabama shield assembly at the Court and Union Streets southbound on-ramp. Photo taken 08/22/03.

Sources:

  1. "Auburn plans new interchange off Interstate 85," Mobile Register. May 4, 2003.
  2. "61 Miles of Interstate Will Open During 1965." Times Daily (Florence, AL), May 11, 1965.
Photo Credits:
2003-08-22 by AARoads and Justin Cozart

Connect with:
Interstate 65
U.S. Highway 80
U.S. Highway 231
U.S. Highway 280
U.S. Highway 431

Page Updated 11-02-2012.

 
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