Georgia State Route 144

State Route 144 (SR 144) is an 83.0-mile-long (133.6 km) state highway that travels in a west-to-east direction through portions of Appling, Tattnall, Long, Liberty, Bryan counties in the east-central of the U.S. state of Georgia. It connects Baxley with southeastern Bryan County.

State Route 144 marker

State Route 144
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length83.0 mi[1] (133.6 km)
Major junctions
West end US 341 / SR 27 in Baxley
 
East endJust north of Fancy Hall Drive & Brown Road in southeastern Bryan County, south of Keller
Location
CountiesAppling, Tattnall, Long, Liberty, Bryan
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 143SR 145

Route descriptionEdit

SR 144 begins at an intersection with US 341/SR 27 just east of Baxley, within Appling County. It heads north on Industrial Park Dr approximately 1.5 miles to an intersection with Lanes Bridge Rd, where SR 144 turns east and resumes its old alignment, through rural areas of the county, until it meets an intersection with SR 121/SR 169. The three routes run concurrent to the northeast, across the Altamaha River into Tattnall County. Just before the concurrency ends is an intersection with SR 178 (Dewey D. Rush Highway). The highway heads northeast into Glennville. It meets SR 23/SR 57 (West Barnard Street). The three routes head concurrent into the main part of town, where they intersect with US 25/US 301/SR 73 (Veterans Boulevard). At this intersection, SR 73 ends, and SR 23/SR 57 split from SR 144 and form a concurrency with US 25/US 301 to the south. After leaving Glennville, the highway crosses into Long County and the boundaries of Fort Stewart. In the fort, it crosses into Liberty County, and has a very brief concurrency with SR 119. It heads northeast through the fort and enters Bryan County. A little ways after the county line, the route curves to the southeast. Immediately after leaving the fort, in Richmond Hill, is an interchange with Interstate 95 (I-95). Farther in town, SR 144 has an intersection with US 17/SR 25. After leaving town, it continues to the southeast and curves to the south to meet SR 144 Spur (Fort McAllister Road), which leads to Fort McAllister Historic Park. The road continues in a southerly direction, through Keller, and on to meet its eastern terminus, on Bryan Neck Road, just north of the intersection of Fancy Hall Drive & Brown Road in the southeastern part of the county.[1]

The only section of SR 144 that is part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility, is the section between SR 119 and I-95.[2]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
ApplingBaxley0.00.0   US 341 / SR 27Western terminus
14.723.7   SR 121 south / SR 169 south – Surrency, JesupWestern end of SR 121/SR 169 concurrency
Altamaha River15.524.9Unnamed bridge over the Altamaha River; marking the Appling–Tattnall county line
Tattnall20.432.8  SR 178 west (Dewey D. Rush Highway)Eastern terminus of SR 178
21.534.6   SR 121 north / SR 169 north – Reidsville, BellvilleEastern end of SR 121/SR 169 concurrency
Glennville27.544.3   SR 23 north / SR 57 north (West Barnard Street)Western end of SR 23/SR 57 concurrency
28.145.2      US 25 / US 301 / SR 73 north / SR 23 south / SR 57 south (Veterans Boulevard) – Ludowici, ClaxtonEastern end of SR 23/SR 57 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 73
Long
No major junctions
LibertyFort Stewart46.875.3  SR 119 north – PembrokeWestern end of SR 119 concurrency
47.676.6  SR 119 south (Gulick Avenue) – HinesvilleEastern end of SR 119 concurrency
BryanRichmond Hill67.6108.8  I-95 (SR 405) – Brunswick, SavannahI-95 exit 90
68.8110.7   US 17 / SR 25
74.1119.3  SR 144 Spur east (Fort McAllister Road) – Fort McAllister Historic ParkWestern terminus of SR 144 Spur
83.0133.6Bryan Neck RoadEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routeEdit

 

State Route 144 Spur
LocationWest of Fort McAllister Historic Park
Length3.7 mi[3] (6.0 km)

State Route 144 Spur (SR 144 Spur) exists entirely within the northeastern part of Bryan County.

It begins southeast of Richmond Hill, at an intersection with the SR 144 mainline. The highway heads east, south of the Ogeechee River until it meets its eastern terminus, the entrance to Fort McAllister Historic Park.[3]

SR 144 Spur is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

The entire route is in Bryan County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0  SR 144 (Bryan Neck Road) – Richmond Hill, KellerWestern terminus
Fort McAllister Historic Park3.76.0Entrance roadEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Google (June 27, 2013). "Overview map of SR 144" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Google (June 28, 2013). "Route of SR 144 Spur" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 28, 2013.

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