Interstate 285 east
Exit 27 partitions into ramps for SR 400 south to Buckhead in Atlanta and U.S. 19 & SR 400 (Turner McDonald Parkway) north to Roswell, Alpharetta and Cumming. Tolls along SR 400 south were lifted on November 22, 2013. Photo taken 08/27/04.
Interstate 285 passes below the southbound lanes of SR 400, one mile ahead of Ashford-Dunwoody Road (Exit 29). The Transform 285/400 project underway through 2020 upgrades the directional cloverleaf interchange between the two freeways here to eliminate left side ramps and address weaving traffic concerns. Photo taken 07/05/14.
Leading away from U.S. 19 & SR 400 (North Fulton Expressway), Interstate 285 passes through the Perimeter Center, a collection of office, retail and condominiums located within Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. Photo taken 07/02/17.
A half diamond interchange with Peachtree-Dunwoody Road adds an auxiliary lane to I-285 east to Exit 29 with Ashford-Dunwoody Road. Photo taken 07/02/17.
Crossing into Dekalb County, Interstate 285 straddles the Dunwoody city line to Exit 31 with SR 141 (Peachtree Industrial Boulevard). Photo taken 07/02/17.
A diverging diamond interchange (DDI) with Ashford-Dunwoody Road links Interstate 285 with Perimeter Mall to the north and the city of Brookhaven to the south. The exchange was converted from a standard diamond in 2012. Photo taken 07/02/17.
Continuing east, the Perimeter Highway advances 1.25 miles to Exit 30 at Chamblee Dunwoody Road. Chamblee Dunwoody Road separates the cities of Brookhaven and Chamblee south 1.5 miles to Harts Mill Road. Photo taken 07/02/17.
An auxiliary lane accompanies the inner loop of I-285 east from Exits 29 to 30. The freeway crosses the North Folk of Nancy Creek just north of Murphey Chandler Park on this stretch. Photo taken 07/02/17.
Beyond the split diamond interchange at Exit 30, Interstate 285 curves southeast through Doraville to SR 141 (Exit 31) and U.S. 23 & SR 13 (Exit 32). Photo taken 07/02/17.
Frontage roads (Savoy Drive east / Cotillion Drive west) connect ramps at Exit 30 with both Shallowford Road and Peachtree Road north into Doraville and south into Chamblee. An array of apartments, retail, and schools spread to the north. Photo taken 07/02/17.
Reassurance marker for Interstate 285 posted beyond the Chamblee Dunwoody Road overpass along eastbound. Photo taken 07/02/17.
The subsequent exit along the I-285 inner loop joins the Atlanta Beltway with Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, a freeway extending northeast from Exit 31 through Doraville. Georgia 141 parallels I-85 to Norcross. Photo taken 07/02/17.
Five ramps depart the inner loop of Interstate 285 in quick succession over the ensuing 1.75 miles. Paralleling the Norfolk Southern Railroad, U.S. 23 (Buford Highway) navigates through an industrial and retail area midway between Georgia 141 (Exit 30) and I-85 (Exit 32). Photo taken 07/02/17.
Exit 31A leaves I-285 east for Georgia 141 (Peachtree Industrial Boulevard) south into Chamblee. Several car dealerships line the commercial arterial nearby, some taking the place of the demolished GM Plant to the south. Photo taken 07/02/17.
Exit 31B follows from within the six-ramp parclo interchange with Georgia 141 (Peachtree Industrial Boulevard) north. Georgia 141 forms a 28-mile arc leading southwest to Buckhead and northeast to Forsyth County near Cumming. Photo taken 07/02/17.
Interstate 285 angles southeast from Doraville to the four level interchange (Exits 33A/B) with Interstate 85. I-85 straddles the city line northeast into Gwinnett County and southwest to Chamblee. Photo taken 07/02/17.
Nearing the parclo interchange (Exit 32) with U.S. 23 & SR 13 (Buford Highway), the Perimeter Highway passes under the NS Railroad and MARTA by the Doraville Transit Center. The succeeding exit joins a collector distributor roadway from U.S. 23 to both Interstate 85 and adjacent Chamblee Tucker Road. Photo taken 07/02/17.
U.S. 23 (Buford Highway) parallels the Interstate 85 corridor northeast from Chamblee to Norcross, Duluth and Suwanee. I-285 meets the US route again in southwest Dekalb County. Photo taken 07/02/17.
Interstate 285 curves southward from I-85 to the city of Tucker over the succeeding four and a half miles. Photo taken 07/02/17.
Crossing over U.S. 23 (Buford Highway), an arrow per lane (APL) sign outlines the forthcoming partition with Exit 33A for Interstate 85 south to Atlanta and Exit 33B for Interstate 85 north to Greenville, South Carolina. The four level exchange between the two freeways is locally known as "Spaghetti Junction". Photo taken 07/02/17.
Three lanes provide through traffic movements for Interstate 285 south to Clarkston, Stone Mountain and Decatur. Photo taken 07/02/17.
Exit 33A consists of a slip ramp onto the adjacent c/d roadway leading southeast from U.S. 23 & SR 13 to I-85 south and Chamblee Tucker Road. Interstate 85 (Northeast Expressway) constitutes a heavily traveled commuter route south into Atlanta. The freeway combines with I-75 along the Downtown Connector in 11 miles at the Brookwood Interchange. Photo taken 07/02/17.
One quarter mile ahead of the two-lane flyover ramp taking commuters onto Interstate 85 north toward Suwanee, Lawrenceville and Gainesville. Photo taken 07/02/17.
Traffic partitions from both the Exit 33A c/d roadway and the Perimeter Highway mainline for Interstate 85. I-85 travels 130 miles northeast to Greenville and 230 miles to Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo taken 07/02/17.
Spaghetti Junction sees four high speed flyovers in addition to c/d roadways lining both sides of Interstates 85 and 285. The symmetrical stack interchange replaced a full cloverleaf interchange. Photo taken 07/02/17.
Formally named the Tom Moreland Interchange, the high speed exchange linking Interstates 85 and 285 was completed by September 1987. Photo taken 07/02/17.
A slip ramp joins Interstate 285 south from U.S. 23 (Buford Highway) ahead of the bridges over the I-85 mainline. Photo taken 07/02/17.
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Despite the high-speed design of Spaghetti Junction, the multi-level interchange is often congested due to heavy volumes of commuter traffic. Photos taken 07/02/17.


 


Photo Credits:

  • 08/27/04 by J.T. Legg.
  • 07/05/14 by AARoads.
  • 07/02/17 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 85
U.S. 19
Georgia 400 - Turner McDonald Parkway

Page Updated 07-03-2017.