Interstate 485 Inner
Interstate 485 travels northwest through the multi level interchange with I-77 one mile ahead of NC 49 (Exit 1). NC 49 (S Tryon Street) travels south from central Charlotte to meet I-485 near the Yorkwood neighborhood. 07/11/05
An auxiliary lane joins I-485 inner between the exchange with I-77 (Exit 67) and NC 49 (Exit 1). 09/16/21
NC 49 follows S Tryon Street from Downtown Charlotte into the southwest suburbs, meeting I-485 at a commercialized interchange. 09/16/21
Motorists depart for NC 49 (S Tryon Street). The state route continues southwest from Exit 1 to Lake Wylie, South Carolina becoming SC 49. 09/16/21
NC 49 spans the Charlotte beltway on the one mile approach to Arrowood Road (Exit 3). 09/16/21
Arrowood Road extends west from the Starmount neighborhood to meet I-485 at a diamond interchange (Exit 3) near Whitehall Park Drive business park complex. 09/16/21
Brown-Grier Road overtakes Arrowood Road west of I-485 to NC 160 (Steele Creek Road). 09/16/21
One mile away from NC 160 (Steel Creek Road) along Interstate 485 inner. NC 160 extends south to become S.C. 160 en route to I-77 and Fort Mill. 09/16/21
Drivers pass by this stand alone shield assembly for Interstate 485 inner beyond the entrance ramp from Arrowood Road (Exit 3). 09/16/21
The Sandy Porter Road underpass precedes the departure for Exit 4 to NC 160 (Steel Creek Road). 09/16/21
NC 160 follows Steel Creek Road north to West Boulevard (Exit 6) on the southern periphery of Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Traveling south, NC 160 continues along Steel Creek Road between several subdivisions to the state line. 09/16/21
Shopton Road crosses over the Charlotte beltway ahead of this confirming marker. West Boulevard ties into I-485 next. 09/23/14
A later interchange addition to the beltway, West Boulevard joins Interstate 485 with NC 160 in one half mile. 09/23/14
West Boulevard connects with NC 160 east of I-485, and the two extend into the Wilmore neighborhood near Downtown Charlotte. Garrison Road spurs southwest from the diamond interchange at Exit 6. 09/16/21
This reassurance marker stands ahead of Dixie River Road as the Charlotte beltway runs along the west side of Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). 09/16/21
Interstate 485 inner meets U.S. 29/74 at a folded diamond interchange (Exit 9) ahead of the systems exchange with I-85. U.S. 29/74 links the beltway directly with Downtown Charlotte while I-85 bypasses it to the north. 09/16/21
Walkers Ferry Road passes over Interstate 485 one mile ahead of Exit 9 to U.S. 29/74 (Wilkinson Boulevard). The U.S. highways join the Charlotte beltway with both CLT Airport to the east and Downtown Gastonia to the west. 09/16/21
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U.S. 29/74 follow Wilkinson Boulevard along a commercial corridor between Gastonia and Charlotte. Wilkinson Boulevard ties into Interstate 277 west of the Charlotte central business district. 09/16/21
A single ramp leaves for Exit 9 to U.S. 29/74 (Wilkinson Boulevard). An auxiliary lane extends to the upcoming departure to Interstate 85 (Exit 10) for Greensboro and Spartanburg, South Carolina. 09/16/21
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Josh Birmingham Parkway leads south from U.S. 29/74 (Wilkinson Boulevard) to CLT Airport 1.5 miles to the east of I-485. Downtown Gastonia lies 14.4 miles to the west. 09/16/21
Traffic leaves Interstate 485 in unison for I-85 north to Concord and Greensboro and south to Kings Mountain and Spartanburg. Overall, I-85 travels on a 666 mile course between Montgomery, Alabama and Petersburg, Virginia. 09/23/14
Spanning U.S. 29/74 (Wilkinson Boulevard), a collector distributor roadway extends north to the ramps with I-85. 09/23/14
Exit 10A leads motorists to Interstate 85 and the northern neighborhoods of the Queen City. The freeway passes north Downtown en route to Salisbury and High Point. 09/23/14
Passing under the I-85 mainline, Exit 10B departs I-485 for I-85 south to Gastonia and Upstate South Carolina. 09/23/14
Passing under the I-85 mainline, motorists depart for I-85 south (Exit 10B) to Gastonia and Upstate South Carolina. 09/23/14
Interstate 485 proceeds north from the exchange with I-85 to meet Moores Chapel Road at Exit 12. 01/17/19
Motorists pass under the Wildlife Road over crossing en route to Moores Chapel Road. 01/17/19
Interstate 485 reaches the dumbbell interchange (Exit 12) with Moores Chapel Road. Moores Chapel Road travels west and south to U.S. 29/74 at the Catawba River and east to NC 27 (Freedom Drive) at Paw Creek. 01/17/19
A folded diamond interchange (Exit 14) joins I-485 with NC 27 (Freedom Drive) in 0.75 miles. NC 27 overall travels 197 miles, connecting Charlotte with Toluca and Benson. 01/17/19
This marker stands along Interstate 485 inner north of Exit 12 (Moores Chapel Road). 09/23/14
Locally, NC 27 (Mount Holly Road) extends southeast from I-485 to the Paw Creek neighborhood and west to Mount Holly. The state route overtakes Freedom Drive southeast of Paw Creek to the systems exchange with I-77 and I-277 west of Downtown Charlotte. 09/23/14
Subdivisions line either side of Interstate 485 on its northeast course to NC 16 (Brookshire Boulevard). 01/17/19
Traffic along I-485 spans Long Creek one mile out from NC 16 (Exit 16). NC 16 overlays Brookshire Boulevard from a trumpet interchange at Lucia southeast into Charlotte. The state route ties directly into the northern arc of the I-277 loop around Downtown. 01/17/19
A ramp departs for NC 16 (Brookshire Boulevard) 1.75 miles ahead of Oakdale Road (Exit 18). NC 16 continues northwest from the Charlotte beltway along an expressway-like facility to Newton and Conover. 01/17/19
Descending to Brookshire Boulevard from Interstate 485. NC 16 totals 155 miles between Waxhaw to the southwest of Monroe and Virginia Route 16 near Grassy Creek. 06/01/07
This confirming marker stands 16 miles from the beginning point of the Charlotte beltway. 01/17/19
A dumbbell interchange (Exit 18) joins Oakdale Road with Interstate 485 0.75 miles ahead. The exit opened to traffic January 2017 as a reliever to nearby NC 16.1 01/17/19
Oakdale Road begins at Mount Holly-Huntersville Road immediately north of I-485, and stems southeast along a 4.4 mile course to end at NC 16 (Brookshire Boulevard). 01/17/19
Interstate 485 and the Charlotte beltway continue northeast beyond Oakdale Road (Exit 18) toward the Wedgewood neighborhood and a second exchange with Interstate 77. 01/17/19
Interstate 485 straddles Long Creek on the 1.5 mile approach to NC 24 (W.T. Harris Boulevard). 01/17/19
NC 24 was extended one mile west along Harris Boulevard to Interstate 485 when the freeway opened in 2008. The state route travels 279 miles overall between I-485 and U.S. 70 near Morehead City. 01/17/19
Traffic leaves for NC 24 (W.T. Harris Boulevard) along I-485. NC 24 east serves a bevy of retail establishments, including Northlake Mall, on the 1.25 mile stretch between I-485 and I-77. The ensuing exit along the freeway is the systems exchange with I-77. 01/17/19
All traffic to Interstate 77 (Exits 23A-B) departs the Charlotte beltway in unison beyond the Northlake Center Parkway overpass. I-77 travels south to Downtown Charlotte and Rock Hill and north to Monroeville and Statesville. NC 115 parallels I-77 to the east, crossing I-485 in 1.5 miles. 01/17/19
An auxiliary lane joins I-485 east between NC 24 (Harris Boulevard) and Exit 23. 01/17/19
Passing beneath Northlake Centre Parkway, a two lane ramp separates for Interstate 77 north to Huntersville and south through Charlotte along I-485. Motorists bound for NC 115 (Old Statesville Road) depart in one mile. 01/17/19
A distributor ramp leads from I-485 inner to I-77 south to Charlotte and north to Huntersville and Statesville. Huntersville is a large suburb of Charlotte while Statesville represents the crossroads with Interstate 40. 12/13/08
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Crossing I-77 and U.S. 21 (Statesville Road), the succeeding ramp leaves I-485 for NC 115 (Old Statesville Road). NC 115 parallels both I-77 and U.S. 21 from Charlotte north to Huntersville, Davidson and Monroeville.
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The entrance ramps from I-77/U.S. 21 split into ramps for I-485 east and Exit 23C to NC 115 (Old Statesville Road).
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The entrance ramps from I-77/U.S. 21 split into ramps for I-485 east and Exit 23C to NC 115 (Old Statesville Road).
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NC 115 shields posted along Exit 23C at Old Statesville Road. Vance Davis Drive ties in from an adjacent industrial park.
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The northeastern quadrant of Interstate 485 is the H. Allen Tate, Jr. Highway.
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Confirming marker for Interstate 485 inner posted beyond the Interstate 77 and NC 115 exchanges. The stretch of I-485 between NC 115 and I-85 was the last part of the Charlotte beltway opened to traffic.
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Interstate 485 advances eastward to the split dumbbell interchange (Exit 26) with Benfield Road, Prosperity Church Road, and Prosperity Ridge Road.
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The Charlotte beltway connects with Benfield Road (Exit 26) in one half mile. A pair of frontage roads line either side of I-485, joining the freeway with both Prosperity Church Road and Prosperity Ridge Road.
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Exit 26 leaves I-485 for Benfield Road, Prosperity Church Road and Prosperity Ridge Road. Several retail stores and eateries surround the northern and southern quadrants of the split dumbbell interchange.
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I-485 passes underneath Johnston Oehler Road one mile out from the diverging diamond interchange (Exit 28) with Mallard Creek Road.
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I-485 passes underneath Johnston Oehler Road one mile out from the diverging diamond interchange (Exit 28) with Mallard Creek Road.
12/15/16

The Charlotte beltway bends southeast on the half mile approach to Mallard Creek Road (Exit 28). Mallard Creek Road extends 3.6 miles southwest to NC 24 (W.T. Harris Boulevard).
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The inner loop of I-485 swells to six lanes ahead of Exit 28. Mallard Creek Road stems 0.2 miles further from the beltway to the Amanda Ellen Road connector to Ridge Road, where Odell School Road continues northeast to Concord Mills.
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Interstate 485 turns away from Ridge Road leading to Exit 30 for I-85. Four lanes separate ahead for I-85 north to Greensboro and south to Charlotte and Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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Traffic headed for both directions of I-85 departs at a single egress point from I-485 inner. The Charlotte beltway continues southeast toward Matthews and Pineville along the oldest sections of the 67 mile loop.
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Ramps split for I-85 south for a return to Downtown Charlotte and Gastonia and I-85 north to Concord and Greensboro.
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NC 51 begins from NC 24/27 (Ablemarle Road) at Allen and heads south to Interstate 485 at Exit 43.
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NC 51 meets Interstate 485 for the first time at the diamond interchange (Exit 43) with Blair Road. The two converge again at Pineville.
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Exit 43 parts ways with I-485 south to NC 51. NC 51 travels through Mint Hill and Matthews and other suburban communities through south Charlotte.
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NC 218 begins from NC 51 at Mint Hill and heads east to a diamond interchange (Exit 44) with Interstate 485.
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One half mile north of Exit 44 for NC 218 (Fairvew Road). NC 218 heads eight miles east from Interstate 485 to Fairview and U.S. 601.
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NC 218 is a 33 mile long route between Mint Hill and U.S. 74 at Polkton.
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Lawyers Road converges with I-485 at the succeeding diamond interchange (Exit 47).
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Interstate 485 meets Lawyers Road (SR 1004) adjacent to the Union County.
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Exit 47 leaves I-485 south to Lawyers Road (SR 1004). Lawyers Road (SR 3128) meets NC 51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road) in the town of Mint Hill.
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Interstate 485 straddles the Union County line along Stevens Creek Nature Preserve ahead of Exit 49 with Idlewild Road (SR 3174).
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Idlewild Road meanders northwest to NC 51 and U.S. 74 through an array of suburban development. The character of the road southward into the town of Hembly Bridge is similar.
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U.S. 74 and Interstate 485 converge at a directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 51) between Charlotte and the town of Stallings.
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U.S. 74 constitutes major commuter corridor along Independence Boulevard northwest to Downtown Charlotte and east toward the Union County seat of Monroe.
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Exit 51A departs I-485 for U.S. 74 (Independence Boulevard) west. 2013-17 construction upgraded a 1.6 mile stretch of U.S. 74 to an expressway between Wallace Lane and NC 24/27 (Albemarle Road) in east Charlotte.
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Exit 51B loops onto U.S. 74 east to Stallings and Indian Hill. Connecting with U.S. 74 east to Rockingham, Laurinburg and Wilmington, the tolled Monroe Expressway (U.S. 74 Bypass) begins 1.24 miles to the south of I-485.
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Interstate 485 Inner
Interstate 485 continues through the town of Matthews by the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews. 05/26/19
A diamond interchange (Exit 52) joins I-485 with John Street (SR 1010) in a half mile. Previous guide signs for Exit 52 displayed just Matthews. 05/26/19
John Street (SR 1010) heads southeast to become Old Monroe Road (SR 1009) into the town of Stallings and north to Downtown Matthews. 05/26/19
A folded diamond interchange will be constructed along the ensuing stretch of I-485 with Weddington Road as part of the Express Lanes project from 2019 to 2022. 05/26/19
NC 16 follows Providence Road southeast from Downtown Charlotte to a six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 57) with Interstate 485. 05/26/19
Weddington lies three miles south along NC 16 (Providence Road) from Exit 57. The state route ends at Waxahaw in ten miles. 05/26/19
NC 16 (Providence Road) meets I-485 along a commercialized stretch south to the Nexus at Waverly and Rea Village and north to the Promenade on Providence and Providence Commons shopping centers. 05/26/19
Interstate 485 continues west to a six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 59) with Rea Road adjacent to the Stonecrest retail complex and TPC Piper Glen golf course. 05/26/19
Exit 59 departs Interstate 485 east at the Elm Lane overpass. Rea Road (SR 3624) heads north to NC 51 and Colony Road and south through the suburban areas of Union County. 05/26/19
I-485 proceeds west next to the Big Rock Nature Preserve to Exit 61 with the north end of U.S. 521 (Johnston Road). 05/26/19
U.S. 521 travels 177 miles overall between Charlotte and Georgetown, South Carolina. The U.S. highway previously extended along the Charlotte beltway to Exit 65. 05/26/19
A cloverstack interchange connects I-485 with U.S. 521 (Johnston Road) south. Johnston Road extends north from Exit 61A to Park Road through suburban south Charlotte. 05/26/19
Exit 61A leaves Interstate 485 inner for U.S. 521 (Johnston Road) south to Indian Land and Lancaster, South Carolina. 05/26/19
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Curving northwest, I-485 advances one mile to a six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 65) with NC 51 (Pineville-Matthews Road). 05/26/19
NC 51 forms a multi state route with S.C. 51 west from Downtown Pineville to I-485 by Carolina Place Mall and U.S. 21 (Carrowinds Boulevard). 05/26/19
NC 51 (Pineville-Matthews Road) passes through a heavily developed stretch east from Exit 64A populated by two medical centers and three shopping centers. 05/26/19
Exit 64B loops onto southbound MSR 51 toward Mint Hill, South Carolina. South Boulevard and Pineville Road come together at Exit 65 next. 05/26/19
South Boulevard carried U.S. 521 north from a one mile overlap with I-485 to Woodlawn Road / Billy Graham Parkway until 2003. 05/26/19
The six-ramp parclo interchange with South Boulevard (Exit 65) lies just across Little Sugar Creek. South Boulevard (SR 3998) constitutes a heavily developed commercial arterial northward to Woodlawn Boulevard. 05/26/19
An auxiliary lane extends north from the South Boulevard entrance ramp to the four level interchange (Exit 67) with I-77/U.S. 21. 05/26/19
Ramps at the systems interchange with I-77/U.S. 21 ties into the adjacent exits for Westinghouse Boulevard (SR 1128) and Arrowood Road (SR 1138). 05/26/19
Interstate 77 is major freeway through Charlotte, joining Mint Hill and Rock Hill, South Carolina with Huntersville and the north suburbs. 05/26/19
U.S. 21 overlaps with Interstate 77 throughout Charlotte. 05/26/19
Interstate 77 links the Charlotte metropolitan area with Columbia and I-26 to Charleston, South Carolina. 05/26/19
Southward view of Interstate 77 from an I-485 flyover ramp. 05/26/19
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Six overall lanes are maintained along Interstate 485 through the four level interchange with I-77/U.S. 21. 09/16/21


    Connect with:
    Interstate 77
    Interstate 85
    U.S. 29
    U.S. 74
    U.S. 521
    Highway 16

    Page Updated 11-18-2021.

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