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State Route 18 (SR 18) is a 147-mile-long (237 km) state highway that travels west-to-east through portions of Troup, Harris, Meriwether, Pike, Lamar, Monroe, Jones, Wilkinson, and Twiggs counties in the western and central parts of the U.S. state of Georgia. The highway connects US 29/SR 14 in West Point, just east of the Alabama state line, with US 80/SR 19/SR 96 in Jeffersonville, via Pine Mountain, Greenville, Zebulon, Barnesville, Forsyth, Gray, and Gordon.

State Route 18 marker

State Route 18
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length147.0 mi[2] (236.6 km)
Existed1919[1]–present
Major junctions
West end US 29 / SR 14 in West Point
 
East end US 80 / SR 19 / SR 96 in Jeffersonville
Location
CountiesTroup, Harris, Meriwether, Pike, Lamar, Monroe, Jones, Wilkinson, Twiggs
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 17US 19

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Route descriptionEdit

SR 18 travels east from its western terminus in West Point in Troup County, crosses I-85 just east of West Point, and dips slightly southeasterly into northern Harris County, where is crosses I-185 and continues to Pine Mountain on the county line with Meriwether County. Turning northeast, SR 18 travels to Greenville in central Meriwether County, and is concurrent with US 27/SR 1 from their intersection south of Greenville into downtown Greenville, where SR 18 turns southeast, is concurrent with SR 109, and travels to Woodbury.

Turning east and crossing into Pike County, the route again turns northeast and travels through Molena, where its concurrency with SR 109 ends, into Concord, where it curves east and travels to Zebulon. Curving once again to the southeast, SR 18 crosses into Lamar County and travels to and around Barnesville, where it begins a concurrency with US 41/SR 7, before heading into Forsyth in Monroe County, ending its concurrency with US 41, and where it crosses I-75 shortly after leaving Forsyth. The highway continues east into Jones County and enters Gray, where it is briefly concurrent with US 129, SR 11, and SR 22, and where it turns southeast once more in the direction of Gordon in Wilkinson County.

In Gordon, the highway turns south and southeast, crosses into Twiggs County, and reaches its eastern terminus in Jeffersonville.

The only segment of SR 18 that is part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility, is the concurrency with US 27/SR 1 in Pine Mountain.[3]

HistoryEdit

1920s to 1940sEdit

SR 18 was established at least as early as 1919 on its current path, from Greenville to Barnesville.[1] By the end of September 1921, it was extended south-southeast on a concurrency with SR 41 to Harris, then on a sole path southwest to SR 1 in Chipley.[1][4] Between October 1926 and October 1929, the Chipley–Harris segment had a "completed hard surface".[5][6] By the middle of 1930, the Harris–Greenville segment also had a completed hard surface.[6][7] In February 1932, SR 18 was established on a segment from Forsyth to Gray. However, there was no indication if they were connected via a concurrency with US 41/SR 19.[8][9] In September, a portion east of Greenville had a completed hard surface.[10][11] In May 1933, the entire Greenville–Woodbury segment was completed.[12][13] In February 1934, SR 18 was extended westward to West Point.[14][15] Just over two years later, a portion west of Zebulon was completed.[16][17] Between September 1938 and July 1939, the path of SR 19 from Barnesville to just southeast of Forsyth was truncated to the latter point. SR 18 was designated on this segment instead. It was also extended southeast from Gray to SR 57 south of Gordon. The segment from Barnesville to southeast of Forsyth, a portion south-southeast of Gray; and the portion south of Gordon all had a completed hard surface.[18][19] In 1942, two segments had a completed hard surface: a portion west of Chipley and from Woodbury to the approximate location of Molena.[20][21] Two years later, SR 18 was extended south-southwest to Jeffersonville.[22][23] Between the beginning of 1945 and November 1946, the entire Woodbury–Zebulon segment was hard surfaced.[23][24] By February 1948, two segments were also hard surfaced: the West Point–Chipley segment and from Gray to south-southwest of Gordon.[24][25]

1950s to 2000sEdit

Between April 1949 and August 1950, US 27 Alt. was designated on the Harris City–Greensville segment. Two segments were hard surfaced: the Zebulon–Barnesville segment and the western part of the Monroe County portion of the Forsyth–Gray segment.[26][27] By the beginning of 1952, the entire eastern part of this last segment (except for the eastern end) was hard surfaced.[27][28] In 1953, the extreme eastern end of this segment was also hard surfaced.[29][30] Between June 1954 and June 1955, the portion of SR 18 from south of Gordon to Jeffersonville was hard surfaced.[31][32] By July 1957, a portion west-southwest of Gray was also hard surfaced.[32][33] Between June 1960 and June 1963, the Junes County portion of the Forsyth–Gray segment was hard surfaced.[34][35] By the beginning of 1966, the southern part of a south-southwest bypass of Barnesville was proposed from SR 18 in Aldora to an unnumbered road south of Barnesville.[35][36] In 1967, the bypass was built as part of US 341/SR 7.[37][38] In 1986, the path of SR 18 was rerouted in Barnesville: it traveled north on US 341/SR 7, then south-southeast on US 41, before resuming its previous path.[39][40] In 1993, part of a southern bypass of Gray, designated as SR 932, was proposed from US 129/SR 11/SR 18/SR 22 in the southwest part of the city to SR 18 in the southeastern part of it.[41][42] Five years later, the path of SR 18 in Griffin was shifted southward, replacing the proposed path of SR 932.[43][44] In 2007, the path of US 41/SR 18 in the Barnesville area was shifted southward, truncating the path of US 341/SR 7 to the current northern terminus.[45][46]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
TroupWest Point   US 29 / SR 14 (10th Street, West Point Road) – Lanett, LaGrangeWestern terminus
  I-85 (SR 403) – Montgomery, AtlantaI-85 exit 2
  SR 103 southNorthern terminus of SR 103
TroupHarris
county line
  SR 219 (Whitesville Road) – Columbus, LaGrange
Harris  I-185 (SR 411) – Columbus, AtlantaI-185 exit 34
  SR 354 eastWestern terminus of SR 354
Pine Mountain   US 27 south / SR 1 south (Main Street) – HamiltonSouth end of US 27/SR 1 concurrency
   US 27 north / SR 1 north (Martha Berry Highway) – LaGrangeNorth end of US 27/SR 1 concurrency
Meriwether  SR 194 east (Durand Road) – Warm SpringsWestern terminus of SR 194
   US 27 Alt. south / SR 41 south (Roosevelt Highway) – Warm SpringsTraffic circle; south end of US 27 Alt./SR 41 concurrency
Greenville    US 27 Alt. north / SR 41 north (Roosevelt Highway) / SR 109 east (Lagrange Highway) – LuthersvilleNorth end of US 27 Alt./SR 41 concurrency, east end of SR 109 concurrency
  SR 109 Spur east (Gay Road) – GayWestern terminus of SR 109 Spur
Woodbury  SR 85 Alt. (Whitehouse Parkway) – Warm Springs, Gay
   SR 74 west / SR 85 (Millarden Road) – Gay, ManchesterWest end of SR 74 concurrency
Pike  SR 74 east (Crest Highway) – Sunset VillageEast end of SR 74 concurrency
Molena  SR 109 east (Spring Road) – MeansvilleEast end of SR 109 concurrency
Zebulon   US 19 / SR 3 (Main Street, Griffin Street) – Thomaston, GriffinOne-way pair
Lamar  SR 109 west (Meansville Road) – MeansvilleEastern terminus of SR 109
Barnesville    US 41 north / SR 7 north / SR 36 north – Milner, JacksonWest end of US 41, SR 7, and SR 36 concurrencies
  SR 36 south (Thomaston Street) – ThomastonEast end of SR 36 concurrency
   US 341 south / SR 7 south – CullodenEast end of SR 7 concurrency; northern terminus of US 341
MonroeForsyth  SR 83 south (Martin Luther King Jr Drive) – CullodenWest end of SR 83 concurrency
   SR 42 / SR 83 north (Lee Street) – Roberta, Jackson, MonticelloEast end of SR 83 concurrency
   US 41 south / SR 19 south – MaconEast end of US 41 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 19
  I-75 (SR 401) – Macon, AtlantaI-75 exit 185
   US 23 / SR 87 – Macon, Jackson
Ocmulgee RiverThe S.A. Hodge Sr. Bridge
JonesGray    US 129 south / SR 11 south / SR 22 west – MaconWest end of US 129/SR 11/SR 22 concurrency
    US 129 north / SR 11 north / SR 22 east (Clinton Street) – Eatonton, Monticello, MilledgevilleEast end of US 129/SR 11/SR 22 concurrency
  SR 44 north (James Street) – EatontonSouthern terminus of SR 44
  SR 49 – Macon, Milledgeville
WilkinsonGordon   SR 243 north / SR 540 (Fall Line Freeway) – Milledgeville, Macon, AugustaSouthern terminus of SR 243
  SR 18 Spur east (Milledgeville Road)Western terminus of SR 18 Spur
  SR 57 (Main Street) – Irwinton
TwiggsJeffersonville    US 80 / SR 19 (Railroad Street) / SR 96 (Magnolia Street) – Macon, Danville, Warner RobinsEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routeEdit

Gordon spur routeEdit

 

State Route 18 Spur
LocationGordon
Existed1965[35][36]–2012[47][48]

State Route 18 Spur (SR 18 Spur) was a spur route of SR 18 that existed completely within the city limits of Gordon. Between June 1963 and the beginning of 1966, it was established from SR 18 to SR 243.[35][36] In 2012, this spur route was decommissioned.[47][48]

The entire route was in Gordon, Wilkinson County.

mikmDestinationsNotes
  SR 18Southern terminus
  SR 243Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c State Highway Department of Georgia (1920). System of State Aid Roads as Approved Representing 4800 Miles of State Aid Roads Outside the Limits of the Incorporated Towns (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  2. ^ Google (January 8, 2017). "Overview map of SR 18" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). Federal Highway Administration. March 25, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  4. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1921). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  5. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1926). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  6. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1929). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  7. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (June 1930). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  8. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (February 1932). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  9. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (March 1932). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  10. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (September 1932). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  11. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1932). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  12. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (May 1933). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  13. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (June 1933). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  14. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (February 1934). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  15. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (March 1934). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  16. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (July 1, 1936). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  17. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1, 1936). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  18. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (September 1, 1938). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  19. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (July 1, 1939). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  20. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1942). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  21. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1943). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  22. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1944). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  23. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1945). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  24. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1946). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 14, 2017. (Corrected to November 7, 1946.)
  25. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1948). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 14, 2017. (Corrected to February 28, 1948.)
  26. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1949). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 14, 2017. (Corrected to April 1, 1949.)
  27. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1950). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 14, 2017. (Corrected to August 1, 1950.)
  28. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1952). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 14, 2017. (Corrected to January 1, 1952.)
  29. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1953). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017. (Corrected to January 1, 1953.)
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  31. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1955). State Highway System and Other Principal Connecting Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 14, 2017. (Corrected to June 1, 1955.)
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  33. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1957). State Highway System and Other Principal Connecting Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 14, 2017. (Corrected to July 1, 1957.)
  34. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1960). State Highway System and Other Principal Connecting Roads (PDF) (Map) (1960–1961 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved June 14, 2017. (Corrected to June 1, 1960.)
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  36. ^ a b c State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1966). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  37. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1967). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  38. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1968). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
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  40. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1987). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1987–1988 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  41. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1993). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1993–1994 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
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  43. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1998). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1998–1999 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
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  45. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (2007). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
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  48. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (2013). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (2013–2014 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 15, 2017.

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