I-485’s debut in film and photos – including a trip around the Belt Loop in 74 seconds!

Jun 9, 2015 | Events

Many people waited for hours on the Prosperity Ridge Road bridge to finally catch the first vehicles racing underneath about 3 pm.

Hundreds of people attended Friday’s ribbon cutting for our final segment of I-485. Many more watched at nearby overpasses as the first stream of vehicles roared by.

Want to relive the moment? We have compiled links to several videos and photos, including a 74-second “trip” around the entire Outer Loop. Enjoy!

  • Photos at the ribbon cutting ceremony – University City Partners VIEW
  • Time Lapse video of driving the entire loop. In just over 1 minute! – Charlotte Observer  VIEW
  • Race car drivers Sam Barnett and Mike Fkeen first to drive the I-485 loop – Charlotte Observer  VIEW
  • Gov. McCrory Officially Opens I-485 With Race Car Ribbon Cutting – Time Warner Cable News  VIEW
  • Final leg of I-485 now open for business – WBTV Dozens of photos via Google Search  VIEW
  • Last leg is open. What’s next? – WSOC TV  VIEW



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