Interstate 565 is a 23-mile freeway spur between Decatur and Interstate 65 and the city of Huntsville. The freeway opened to traffic fully by October 1991. The route was initially signed as a north-south highway, but officials changed the cardinal directions to east-west by December 1991.1 19.2-miles of Interstate 565 were approved by the Department of Transportation in 1969.2
Interstate 565 Alabama Highway Guides
- "Confusing signs to be changed." Gadsden Times, December 18, 1991.
- "The Interstate System." Tuscaloosa News, September 21, 1969.
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