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 15.92 mile long bypass emerged as 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
|SR 74 (Mercer University Drive) west meets Interstate 475 at a diamond interchange (Exit 5) near West Oak. 12/15/01|
|Zebulon Road meanders 7.64 miles east from Shi Road in rural Monroe County to a commercialized diamond interchange (Exit 9) with Interstate 475 in Macon. 09/06/20|
|Interstate 475 runs south across western Macon-Bibb County to I-75 ahead of Hartley Bridge Road near Skipperton. 09/06/20|
|Zebulon Road passes over I-475 east to the northbound entrance ramp for Forsyth and Atlanta. 09/06/20|
|I-475 continues north from Zebulon to Bolingbroke and I-75. 09/06/20|
|Zebulon Road branches 2.67 miles west from U.S. 41/SR 19 to meet I-475 beyond the Plantation Centre and Plantation Centre II retail plazas. 09/06/20|
|Shields that were posted along U.S. 41/SR 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. 12/15/01|
- "10 events that shaped our region." Macon Telegraph (GA), September 30, 2012.
- "I-475 Noise Concerns Residents DOT Hears Concerns About Interstate Widening Project." Macon Telegraph (GA), April 15, 1998.
- "Interstates Overhaul Planned for Macon." Macon Telegraph (GA), April 15, 1998.
- "I-75 exit to I-475 at Hartley Bridge opens." Macon Telegraph (GA), July 10, 2009.
12/15/01, 09/06/20 by AARoads
Page Updated 05-23-2021.