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Georgia State Route 101

State Route 101 (SR 101) is a 43.5-mile-long (70.0 km) state highway in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It travels in a south-north orientation between the Atlanta metropolitan area and the Alabama state line. Its routing passes through portions of Carroll, Paulding, Polk, and Floyd counties. It connects the Villa Rica and Rome areas of the state.

State Route 101 marker

State Route 101
Northwestern Georgia with SR 101 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length43.5 mi[1] (70.0 km)
Major junctions
South end I-20 / SR 61 in Villa Rica
  US 78 / SR 8 in Villa Rica
US 278 / SR 6 in southeast of Rockmart
US 278 Bus. / SR 6 Bus. in Rockmart
US 411 / SR 20 in Rome
US 27 / SR 1 / SR 20 / SR 53 in Rome
North end US 27 / SR 1 / SR 20 in Rome
Location
CountiesCarroll, Paulding, Polk, Floyd
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 100SR 102

Route descriptionEdit

 
State Route 101 at its intersection with Broad Street in Rome

SR 101 begins at an interchange with Interstate 20 (I-20) in Villa Rica, in Carroll County, where SR 101 is concurrent with SR 61 for approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km) north until they intersect US 78/SR 8. SR 61 splits off, while SR 101 travels northwest into Paulding County. The only major intersection in the county is with SR 113/SR 120 (Buchanan Highway), in the unincorporated community of Union. SR 101/SR 113 travel concurrently. In Polk County, the road meets US 278/SR 6, southeast of Rockmart. The four highways travel concurrent to the northwest, and enter Rockmart. They bypass the main part of town to the east, northeast, and north. On the northeast corner of the city, SR 113 splits off to the northeast. At Piedmont Avenue, SR 101 splits off to the north-northwest. This intersection also marks the eastern terminus of US 278 Bus./SR 6 Bus. SR 101 continues to the northwest and enters Floyd County. It curves to an almost-due-north orientation and enters Rome. In the city, it has an incomplete interchange with US 411 north/SR 20 east, just east of Georgia Northwestern Technical College; there is no access from SR 101 to US 411 south/SR 20 west. The route travels to the north and curves to the northwest to intersect US 27/SR 1/SR 53 (Turner McCall Boulevard). It crosses over the Etowah and Oostanaula rivers. It passes Barron Stadium and Floyd Medical Center, before it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with US 27/SR 1/SR 20, farther along in the city.[1] SR 101 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
CarrollVilla Rica0.00.0   I-20 (SR 402) / SR 61 south – Birmingham, Atlanta, CarrolltonSouthern terminus; southern end of SR 61 concurrency
0.50.80    US 78 / SR 8 / SR 61 north (Bankhead Highway) – Bremen, DouglasvilleNorthern end of SR 61 concurrency
PauldingUnion9.415.1   SR 113 south / SR 120 – Temple, Buchanan, DallasSouthern end of SR 113 concurrency
Polk18.830.3   US 278 east / SR 6 east – DallasSouthern end of US 278/SR 6 concurrency
Rockmart22.536.2  SR 113 north (Cartersville Road) – TaylorsvilleNorthern end of SR 113 concurrency
23.437.7     US 278 west / SR 6 west / US 278 Bus. west / SR 6 Bus. west (North Piedmont Avenue)Northern end of US 278/SR 6 concurrency; eastern terminus of US 278 Bus./SR 6 Bus.
FloydRome40.665.3   US 411 north / SR 20 east – CartersvilleNo access from SR 101 to US 411 south/SR 20 west
41.767.1     US 27 / SR 1 / SR 20 / SR 53 (Turner McCall Boulevard) – Cedartown
43.570.0    US 27 / SR 1 (Turner McCall Boulevard NE/Martha Berry Boulevard NE) / SR 20 (Turner McCall Boulevard) – Summerville, Cedar BluffNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Google (June 5, 2014). "Route of SR 101" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2013.

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