Skip to main content

New I-485 Pictures

Busy here at the blog tonight.

Today, Chris Curley sent over some photos from the recently extended I-485 in Charlotte. Another 3.5 miles of I-485 opened - from NC 27 (exit 14) to NC 16 (exit 16) - last Tuesday, May 8.

Here's where I-485 had ended at NC 27 (Exit 14). I'm trying to get where the 3.5 miles of new highway came from when the exit is 2.25 miles beyond the former terminus. Oh, take a look at the NC 16 exit sign. It is a rare case of the exit number (16) matching the route number at the interchange (NC 16).

Here's the current end of I-485 at NC 16 in Northwest Mecklenburg County.

Chris gives a sneak peak of what's to come for I-485. This is beyond the current terminus at NC 16 as the unopened highway heads to I-77. It'll be empty for a little while. As the next part of the highway to I-77 and NC 115 near Huntersville will open in early 2008. (That's the current target opening.)

Here's a guide sign on NC 16 for Future South Interstate 485 Outer. Yeah, you try saying that three or five times fast.

Chris has now entered Future South Interstate 485 Outer from NC 16. And at the Charlotte City Limit. That will change too.

The guide sign shield that North Carolina has made popular. Fortunately, they decided adding South and Outer would have been a little too much.

Chris sent a few more photos and they'll be added to the Interstate 485 - Charlotte's Outerbelt Page over the summer.

For More Future North/South Inner/Outer Interstate 485 Fun at the blog, read here:
Another 3.5 Miles of I-485 to Open Tomorrow
4/9 Roadtrip: Augusta to Raleigh
Or just click on the Interstate 485 tag line below!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Route 75 Tunnel - Ironton, Ohio

In the Ohio River community of Ironton, Ohio, there is a former road tunnel that has a haunted legend to it. This tunnel was formerly numbered OH 75 (hence the name Route 75 Tunnel), which was renumbered as OH 93 due to I-75 being built in the state. Built in 1866, it is 165 feet long and once served as the northern entrance into Ironton, originally for horses and buggies and later for cars. As the tunnel predated the motor vehicle era, it was too narrow for cars to be traveling in both directions. But once US 52 was built in the area, OH 93 was realigned to go around the tunnel instead of through the tunnel, so the tunnel was closed to traffic in 1960. The legend of the haunted tunnel states that since there were so many accidents that took place inside the tunnel's narrow walls, the tunnel was cursed. The haunted legend states that there was an accident between a tanker truck and a school bus coming home after a high school football game on a cold, foggy Halloween night in 1

Niagara Falls

  Arguably the world's most famous waterfall, or rather a set of waterfalls, Niagara Falls may not need much of an introduction, as it is a very popular tourist attraction in both New York State and the Province of Ontario, a destination of plenty of honeymooning couples, vacationing families and college students out for a good time for a weekend. Niagara Falls is also the site of many daredevil activities over the years, such as tightrope walking and going over the falls in a barrel. It is always nice to have a bit of a refresher, of course. Niagara Falls is made up of two main waterfalls, American Falls (also known as Rainbow Falls), which is on the American side of the border and Horseshoe Falls (also known as Canadian Falls), where the border between the United States and Canada crosses. There is also a smaller waterfall on the New York side of the border, which is Bridal Veil Falls. The height of the waterfalls are impressive, with Horseshoe Falls measuring at

Former California State Route 190 at the bottom of Lake Success

East of the City of Porterville the alignment of California State Route 190 follows the Tule River watershed into the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  In modern times California State Route 190 east of Porterville climbs south of the Lake Success Reservoir towards Springville.  Much of the original alignment of California State Route 190 within the Lake Success Reservoir can still be hiked, especially in drier years.  Pictured above is the original alignment of California State Route 190 facing northward along the western shore of Lake Success.  Part 1; the history of California State Route 190 through Lake Success The corridor of California State Route 190 ("CA 190") east of Porterville to Springville follows the watershed of the Tule River.  The Tule River watershed between Porterville and Springville would emerge as a source of magnesite ore near the turn of the 20th Century.  The magnesite ore boom would lead to the development of a modern highway in the Porterville-Springville