Interstate 575 in Georgia
Interstate 575 or I -575 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Georgia. The highway forms a spur of Interstate 75 in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. I-575 runs from I-75 at Marietta to Nelson. Interstate 575 is 50 kilometers long.
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Interstate 575 branches off Interstate 75 north of Atlanta. Between the major suburbs of Marietta and Kennesaw, I-575 begins at I-75 and heads north in 2×2 lanes. I-575 initially has an alternate lane to Woodstock. After that, I-575 has 2×2 lanes. The road leads through densely wooded suburbs that gradually turn into more rural areas. A historic center on the route is Canton. To the north of this the terrain becomes hilly. I-575 becomes State Route 5 at Nelson and continues through the Appalachian Mountains.
The highway is signposted as I-575. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has also assigned administrative number SR-417 to the route. This is not signposted and is usually only used in technical documents.
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Before the construction of I-575, State Route 5 was the through route, but was somewhat less important than US 19 and US 441, which also form north-south routes from Atlanta to the Appalachian Mountains.
I-575 forms the southernmost portion of Corridor A of the Appalachian Development Highway System. This is a 2×2 divided highway through the Appalachian Mountains, where it was decided to build the southernmost part closer to Atlanta as the Interstate Highway. I-575 is therefore also somewhat newer than most other Interstate Highways in Georgia. The highway was opened to traffic in three phases between 1980 and 1985.
The growth of the northern suburbs followed faster than expected. Beginning in the 2000s, regular congestion on I-575 began to occur, particularly on the southern portion near Kennesaw. The Northwest Corridor, a set of toll interchange lanes along I-75 and I-575, was constructed between 2014 and 2018. The section along I-575 is located in the median strip and is a 1-lane interchangeable lane for which a toll has to be paid. The toll lane has been built up to the bridge over the Little River between Woodstock and Lebanon. The interchangeable lane opened to traffic on September 8, 2018.
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|Exit 7||Exit 19||19 km||29-03-1985|
|Exit 19||Exit 27||13 km||00-1x-1985|
The busiest point has 90,000 vehicles per day and is overloaded. Further north, the road is quieter, with 24,000 vehicles on the north end.
Interstate 59 in Georgia
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Interstate 59 is an Interstate Highway in the far northwest of the US state of Georgia. The interstate comes from Birmingham and ends at Interstate 24, which runs to Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Nashville. I-59 runs through Georgia for 20 miles and the only place on the route is Trenton. The area is slightly mountainous.
South of the village of Rising Fawn, Alabama Interstate 59 enters the state of Georgia, then heads northeast. US 11 parallels I-59 a short distance. The highway has 2×2 lanes and leads through a rural area with steep hills. The main town on the route is Trenton. At Wildwood, I-59 ends at an interchange with Interstate 24.
The highway is signposted as I-59. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has also assigned administrative number SR-406 to the route. This is not signposted and is usually only used in technical documents.
The highway was opened in two phases around 1969 and 1971. The northern section opened first between Trenton and I-24, followed by the link between the Alabama and Trenton border.
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|exit 0||Exit 11||18 km||~1971|
Up to 30,000 vehicles use I-59 in Georgia daily.
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