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What happened to I-85?


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Yeah, they finished the new I-85 around 1997 I think. Don't hold me to that- but its been at least 5-7 years since they've finished it. But as montonenterprises said, the old 4-lane road is still there (Business I-85), but its largely a local traffic kind of thing. Some people want to have the road renamed as I-685 so that the businesses that are near the road will not close up. As I recall- they built the new one because it was ultimately cheaper to do that than to buy the rights to expand (there is almost zero expansion room in some parts) and reconstruct bridges and all that over the old section.


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