Road Information

Interstate 85 in North Carolina Total Mileage in State: 223 miles
Northern End: At Virginia state line
Southern End: At South Carolina state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 20 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Mecklenburg, Gaston
Major Junctions in Photos: I-485, near Charlotte
US 321, in Gastonia
Control Cities in Photos: Charlotte, Gastonia

Southbound

   

Interstate 85 South at Exit 37: Beatties Ford Rd / Johnson C Smith University  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South shield sign located near mile marker 37.  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 36: NC 16 / To US 74 East - Brookshire Blvd / Downtown  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Speed limit sign located near mile marker 36. The speed limit is 60 mph the whole way from Interstate 77 to Exit 17 on Interstate 85. Too slow if you ask me.  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 35: Glenwood Dr  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 34: NC 27 - Freedom Dr  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 33: Billy Graham Pkwy / Farmers Market / Charlotte/Douglas International Airport  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South shield sign located near mile marker 33.  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 32: Little Rock Rd  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South approaching Exits 30B-A - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 30B: Interstate 485 North (Inner) / To Interstate 77 North - Huntersville  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 30A: Interstate 485 South (Outer) / To Interstate 77 South - Pineville  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 29: Sam Wilson Rd  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at the Weigh Station located near mile marker 28.  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 27: NC 273 - Belmont / Mt Holly  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 26: Mt Holly / Belmont / Belmont Abbey College  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 26. It's 8 miles to Gastonia and 19 miles to Kings Mountain.  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 23: NC 7 - Lowell / McAdenville  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Use any of the next 7 exits for Gastonia.  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 22: Cramerton / Lowell  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 21: Cox Rd / Ranlo  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 20: NC 279 - Dallas / New Hope Rd  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 19: NC 7 - E Gastonia  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South approaching Exit 17 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/10/11).

Interstate 85 South at Exit 17: US 321 - Gastonia / Lincolnton  (Photo taken 5/10/11).