New I-85 Interchange in Auburn Completed and Open to Traffic
November 30, 2012
Construction on the new I-85 interchange that will provide improved access to the Auburn Technology Park has been completed. The new I-85 Exit 50 is open to traffic the Alabama Department of Transportation announced November 29.
The new $18.3 million interchange will provide easier access for truck traffic utilizing the industrial park and will provide future economic development opportunities. Auburn Technology Parkway now ties into U.S. Highway 29 at County Road 10.
Additionally, newly constructed outside auxiliary lanes on I-85 North and South between Exits 50 (Auburn Technology Parkway) and Exit 51 (College Street) will assist in relieving traffic congestion during Auburn University football game days.
The project contractor was W.S. Newell & Sons, Inc. of Montgomery.
ALDOT's mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally and economically sound transportation network across Alabama. For further information, visit www.dot.state.al.us.