Interstate 575 Georgia

Interstate 575 Georgia
History
North End
South End
I-575/SR 5 south at SR 20/140 - Canton, GA

Southbound at Exit 16A, Interstate 575 passes through the lowest level of semi directional T interchange with SR 20/140 west and SR 5 Business north in Canton. 05/27/07

Route Information

  • North End – Nelson, GA

  • South End – Marietta, GA

  • Mileage – 30.97

  • Cities – Marietta

  • JunctionsI-75

Source: December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List

North Georgia - 1982 Map
Initial stretches of I-575 opened to traffic were the Cobb County portion north to SR 92 and the original SR 20 bypass of Canton. 1982 Georgia Official Highway Map

Georgia State Route 713 was the designation given to Interstate 575 during construction.

Overview

Interstate 575 (unsigned SR 417) is the 31-mile long Phillip M. Landrum Memorial Highway, which serves the far northern suburbs of the Atlanta metropolitan area. It is cosigned with SR 5 throughout while the old alignment of SR 5 parallels as a local road, maintained by either the county or city through which it passes.

The freeway connects Interstate 75 at Marietta with Nelson via Woodstock, Canton and Holly Springs along the SR 5 corridor. West of Nelson, when Interstate 575 crosses the Cherokee/Pickens County line, the route transitions directly onto SR 515 (ARC Corridor A), an at-grade expressway. SR 5 extends north along side SR 515 as the Appalachian Developmental (APD) Highway / Zell Miller Mountain Parkway to Ellijay.

Northwest Corridor Express Lanes

The Northwest Corridor project underway between November 2013 and September 8, 2018 constructed 29.7 miles of two reversible toll lanes along both I-75 and I-575 north of the Perimeter Highway (I-285). The express lanes extend north along I-575 to the interchange (Exit 11) with Sixes Road. Costs were estimated at $834 million for the entire project.

History

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) approved the establishment of Interstate 575 on October 28, 1977. The freeway was constructed in phases between 1979 and 1987.1,2:

  • Interstate 75 north to SR 92 (Exit 7) – construction began in April 1978, opened on October 16, 1980.
  • SR 92 (Exit 7) north to SR 5 Business / Riverstone Parkway (Exit 20) – construction began in 1981, opened on March 29, 1985; this incorporated the two-lane SR 20 bypass of Canton between Exit 16A and 19 that was built in 1978.
  • SR 5 Business / Riverstone Parkway (Exit 20) north to SR 372 / Howell Bridge Road, opened in 1987.

A diamond interchange constructed at Ridgewalk Parkway opened to traffic on November 29, 2012. The $17.1 million project was first conceptualized in 1976. Opening of the new exit coincided with development of the adjacent Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta on the east side of the freeway.3

Highway Guides

North End – Georgia 372 Georgia 515 Nelson, Georgia

SR 5 North at SR 372 SR 515

I-575/SR 5 north at GA 372/515 - Nelson, GA

SR 372/5 Business tie into the north end of I-575 via an expressway spur northwest from old SR 5 (Ball Ground Highway / Canton Highway). SR 372 runs along this route south to Ball Ground as part of a 27-mile course to Alpharetta. 05/29/07

I-575/SR 5 north at GA 372/515 - Nelson, GA

A pair of End Limited Access signs stand at the Fairview Road underpass beyond the Pickens County line. Forthcoming SR 372/5BU overlap southeast 1.5 miles to Ball Ground Highway. 05/29/07

I-575/SR 5 north at GA 372/515 - Nelson, GA

Ball Ground Highway (old SR 5) extends north from SR 372/5BU as an unnumbered route to Nelson and Tate. The route was formerly Georgia State Route 756. 05/29/07

I-575/SR 5 north at GA 372/515 - Nelson, GA

The first of two end signs for Interstate 575 precedes the intersection with SR 372/5BU south. 05/29/07

I-575/SR 5 north at GA 372/515 - Nelson, GA

SR 515 (APD Highway) commences north from the end of Interstate 575. SR 515 is a 76-mile route through the Appalachian Highlands of North Georgia to the North Carolina state line near Lake Chatuge. 05/29/07

I-575/SR 5 north at GA 372/515 - Nelson, GA

An end shield stands ahead of the gore point bringing SR 5BU and SR 372 northbound onto SR 5/515 (APD Highway). Most of SR 515 north to the merge with U.S. 76 at Ellijay is as an expressway. 05/29/07

SR 5 SR 515 South at SR 372

SR 5/515 south at I-575/SR 372 - Nelson, GA

SR 5/515 (Appalachian Development Highway) intersect SR 372/5 Business at the north end of Interstate 575 outside the city of Nelson. SR 5 extends south alongside I-575 while SR 5BU overlaps with SR 372 south into Ball Ground. 05/29/07

SR 5/515 south at I-575/SR 372 - Nelson, GA

SR 372 and SR 5 Business branch southeast from I-575/SR 5 along 1.5-mile long expressway to Ball Ground Highway. Ball Ground Highway is the former alignment of SR 5 north to Nelson and south to Ball Ground. 05/29/07

SR 5/515 south at I-575/SR 372 - Nelson, GA

Interstate 575 bypasses Ball Ground to the west along a rural freeway to the Canton Bypass (SR 20). SR 5 Business loops east from SR 515 to Exit 27 with Howell Bridge Road. 05/29/07

North End Throwback

SR 5 North at SR 372 SR 515

I-575/SR 5 north at GA 372/515 - 2003

This end limited access sign for Interstate 575 was replaced between 2003 and 2007. 08/22/03

I-575/SR 5 north at GA 372/515 - 2003

Replaced shield assembly posted at the intersection joining I-575/SR 5 with SR 372/5BU south and SR 515 (APD Highway) north. 08/22/03

SR 5 SR 515 South at SR 372

SR 5/515 south at I-575/SR 372 - 2002
SR 5/515 south at I-575/SR 372 - 2002

Previous signage, including a button copy shield for Interstate 575, posted on SR 5/515 south at I-575, SR 5BU and SR 372. All were replaced by 2003. Photos by James Pernikoff (1/20/02).

South End I-75 – Marietta, Georgia

I-75 SR 5 North at

I-75 north at I-575 - Marietta, GA

Interstate 75 north at Exit 267B for SR 5 Spur south to U.S. 41/SR 3 in Marietta. SR 5 has an implied overlap with I-75 north to I-575, which it combines with for all 31 miles from Exit 268 to the freeway end. 09/06/20

I-75 north at I-575 - Marietta, GA

Six lanes of Interstate 75/SR 5 northbound progress to their split at Exit 268. The Northwest Corridor Express Lanes tie into I-575 from the west side of the exchange. 09/06/20

I-75 north at I-575 - Marietta, GA

Canton, seat of Cherokee County, lies 17 miles to the north along Interstate 575 and SR 5. 09/06/20

I-75 north at I-575 - Marietta, GA

Interstate 75 continues northwest from the split with I-575/SR 5 to Chattanooga in 88 miles. SR 5 also extends north to the Tennessee state line, 85 miles to the north at McCaysville. 09/06/20

I-75 South at Chastain Road to

I-75 south at Chastain Rd - Kennesaw, GA

There is no direct access from I-75 south to I-575 north. A Breezewood connection joins the two freeways via Chastain Road east from Exit 271. 06/12/17

I-75 south at Chastain Rd - Kennesaw, GA

Chastain Road is a minor arterial leading east 0.74 miles from the ramps with I-75 at Exit 271 to the exchange with I-575/SR 5 at Exit 3. 06/12/17

I-75 south at Chastain Rd - Kennesaw, GA

Interstate 75 southbound at the diamond interchange (Exit 271) with Chastain Road to Kennesaw and I-575. Downtown Atlanta lies 23 miles to the southeast. 06/12/17

South End Throwback

SR 5 South at I-75

I-575 south at Chastain Rd - 2007

Providing access to I-75 north, which parallels just to the west, Chastain Road is the penultimate exit on I-575/SR 5 (Phillip Landrum Highway) south in Cobb County. 05/29/07

I-575 south at Chastain Rd - 2007

Chastain Road comprises a six lane arterial west from Exit 3 by a number of business parks to a diamond interchange with Interstate 75. 05/29/07

I-575 south at Barrett Pkwy - 2007

Continuing south, Interstate 575 crosses Big Shanty Road one mile ahead of Exit 1 with Barrett Parkway by Town Center at Cobb mall. 05/29/07

I-575 south at Barrett Pkwy - 2007

Barrett Parkway provides a second connection to I-75 north while I-575 south defaults onto I-75 south via a wye interchange. SR 5 continues southward onto I-75 into Marietta. 05/29/07

I-575 south at I-75 - 2007

An end shield preceded the I-575/SR 5 southbound merge onto I-75 north of the Canton Road Connector (SR 5 Spur). A flyover ramp was constructed next to this assembly for the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes in 2016-17. 05/29/07

I-75 SR 5 North at

I-75 north at I-575 - 2010

Replacements for guide signs at Exit 267B changed SR 5 south to SR 5 Spur, a 2.33 mile route along the Canton Road Connector between U.S. 41/SR 3 (Cobb Parkway) and Canton Road (former SR 5). 07/11/10

I-75 north at I-575 - 2010

Sound walls were eventually added along the east side of Interstate 75 leading into the wye interchange (Exit 268) with I-575/SR 5. 07/11/10

I-75 north at I-575 - 2010

The Northwest Corridor Express Lanes, the reversible roadway leading north from I-285, were constructed along the west side of I-75 leading to I-575/SR 5 at Exit 268. 07/11/10

I-75 north at I-575 - 2010

The tree lined median here gave way for construction of the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes in 2015. 07/11/10

I-75 South at Chastain Road to

I-75 south at Chastain Rd - 2003
I-75 south at Chastain Rd - 2003
I-75 south at Chastain Rd - 2003

Interstate 75 south at Exit 271 for Chastain Road east to I-575 north. Photos by Chris Patriarca (02/23/03).

Sources:

  1. Research by Trent Legg of Georgia official maps and date stamps on bridges on Interstate 575, plus old newspaper articles.
  2. “Happy Birthday to the open road.” Gwinnett Daily Post (Lawrenceville, GA), June 25, 2006.
  3. “Interchange, outlet shops excite Woodstock leaders.” Cherokee Tribune (Canton, GA), February 24, 2013.

Page updated September 18, 2020.