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Interstate 565

Interstate 565 runs east-west in Northern Alabama. This connects Huntsville to Interstate 65. The whole route of this is multi-plexed with ALT. U.S. Rt. 72. This route is also part of the Appalachian Development Corridor V.

The August 15th, 2004 edtion of the Huntsville Times is reporting that the Alabama Department of Transportation is wanting to extend I-565 to just east of Sheilds Road. This would created interchanges at Moore Mill Road and Shields Road. The cost is projected at $21.5 million. Work could begin by 2007.

Plans to extend I-565 west 2.5 miles to the Tennessee River were places in a bill by U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville). It would extend from I-65 to U.S. Rt. 31 at the Tennessee River. Most likely it would run alon Alabama State Route 20. As of now there is no time-line for the project.*
While in Alabama, I-565 is multi-plexed.

I-565 is multi-plexd with...

...ALT. U.S. Rt. 72, from near Decatur to Huntsville.

In Alabama, Interstate 565 crosses the following interstate.

Interstate 65, near Decatur.

Info on the parent highway of I-565.

A BGS on SB I-65.
Photo from: Paul Dienhart

A BGS on SB I-65.
Photo from: Paul Dienhart

BGS on SB Wall-Triana Highway in Huntsville.

A set of markers on SB Wall-Triana Highway in Huntsville.

EB I-565 in Huntsville. Note: the white stick in the right corner. That is a rocket at NASA.

EB I-565 at AL St Rt 255.

Signs on WB U.S. Rt. 72 at AL St Rt 255.

BGS for WB I-565 in Huntsville. Note: the order of the shields.

EB I-565 on the westside of Downtown Huntsville.

BGS on SB U.S. Rt. 231/431 in Huntsville.

EB I-565 at U.S. Rt. 231/431.

EB I-565 in Huntsville.

The first sign for the end of I-565.

The second marker just in case you missed the first one.

EB I-565 as it ends out at U.S. Rt. 72 on the eastside of Huntsville.

The final end marker on EB I-565.

Looking east at the final end marker.

A gudie sign east fo the end of I-565. I believe this is on U.S. Rt. 72.

It looks like a more directional interchange with I-565 and U.S. Rt. 72 is being built. (June 2003)

"Appropriations bill includes $3 million for I-565 extension" 23 Novmeber 2004 Huntsville Times Huntsville, AL.

18 August 2015
I-65 shield from: Paul Dienhart