Interstate 985 branches north from I-85 at Suwanee and suburban Gwinnett County. The freeway doubles as both State Route 365 and State Route 419 throughout its 24 mile course to Gainesville. The four lane freeway carries a 70 mile per hour speed limit. 2016 traffic counts recorded by GDOT range from 67,800 vehicles per day (vpd) toward the south end 34,700 vpd ahead of the north end.
Prior to 1985, the Interstate 985 freeway was signed as Georgia 365 from I-85 to U.S. 23 and SR 20 at Buford Drive (Exit 4), and as U.S. 23/SR 365 from there northeast to Gainesville. The freeway was constructed in the 1960s as a new alignment for U.S. 23. The former alignment remains as State Route 13.
Interstate 985 Georgia Guides
|An erroneous SR 23 shield was previously posted along SR 369 (Jesse Jewell Parkway) east ahead of the diamond interchange with Interstate 985. Photo taken 10/15/01.|
|Shield assembly posted along Jesse Jewell Parkway west at I-985/U.S. 23 south in east Gainesville. U.S. 129 was relocated onto to I-985 south from Jesse Jewell Parkway (Exit 24) to Exit 22 in 2003. Photo taken 12/07/99.|
12/07/99, 10/15/01 by AARoads
Page Updated 07-06-2017.