Plans for final stretch of 485 revealed with incredible 3D video flyovers
Posted on 14 Apr 2010 by Justin Ruckman
The news of the final plans being revealed for the last stretch of I-485 are big enough. But these 3D video renderings are amazing.
The first video flies over the undeveloped final leg as 485 and all its bridges and exits fill in behind you. The second video shows in detail the massive 485–85 interchange. I’m blown away at the symmetry and engineering complexity.
Really heady stuff (to me anyway), take a moment to watch.
Flyover showing new 485 replacing current land
Flyover and drive-through of massive new 485–85 interchange
“After years of waiting, commuters in northeast Mecklenburg will soon see construction on the final leg of Interstate 485.
Although the project has been in the works for nearly two decades, Dennis [homeowner] said he had not seen the blueprints until Tuesday evening and did not realize how close the highway is coming to his home along Waverly Lynn Lane.
He said he is concerned about potential noise from the road, but also believes the interstate will cut his commute time in half.
‘I can only hope for the best,’ said Dennis.
Contractors are expected to begin bidding on the first stage of the $540 million project next month, with completion on the interstate scheduled for 2015.”
Read more by Mark Boone at MSNBC (via Rhi Bowman at theCLog).
Correct me if I’m mistaken, but from what I’ve read in the transcripts of City Council meetings, this finally completes the pentagram being drawn over Charlotte, does it not?
But do they have *that* rendered in 3D?
As cool as these videos are, they’ve been available for QUITE some time. Years, in fact.
From where? The NCDOT’s website? Because we all know how easy it is to find stuff there.
But seriously, where would one keep up with videos/photos/materials like this that pass through local government meetings?
Yes from NCDOT’s website specifically the link for the 485 project. It was not part of a local government meeting that I am aware of. But with regards to the City of Charlotte all the materials from the meetings and video of the meetings held are found on charmeck.org
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