With six overall lanes and few exits, I-475 is the preferred route around the Macon area for long distance travelers between the Midwest and Florida. Plans for the 15.83-mile-long bypass emerged the alignment for Interstate 75 between Forsyth and Perry shifted to incorporate a route through Macon. The freeway opened to traffic in 1967, four years before I-75 through Macon was completed.1,2
|Long since replaced, this shield assembly preceded the diamond interchange along Georgia 74 (Thomaston Road) west at Interstate 475. Photo taken 12/15/01.|
|Shields that were posted along U.S. 41 & Georgia 19 (Dixie Highway) north at the loop ramp for I-475 north to I-75 north at Bolingbroke. Their replacement omits the trailblazer for I-75. Photo taken 12/15/01.|
- "10 events that shaped our region." Macon Telegraph, September 30, 2012.
- "I-475 Noise Concerns Residents DOT Hears Concerns About Interstate Widening Project." Macon Telegraph, April 15, 1998.
- "Interstates Overhaul Planned for Macon." Macon Telegraph, April 15, 1998.
- "I-75 exit to I-475 at Hartley Bridge opens." Macon Telegraph, July 10, 2009.
12/15/01 by AARoads
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