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State Route 228 (SR 228) is a 10.2-mile (16.4 km) state highway that travels west-to-east in the western part of the U.S. state of Georgia. Its travels through portions of Schley and Sumter counties.

State Route 228 marker

State Route 228
Andersonville Road
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length10.2 mi[3] (16.4 km)
Existed1943[1][2]–present
Major junctions
West end US 19 / SR 3 southeast of Ellaville
  SR 271 in Andersonville
East end SR 49 in Andersonville
Location
CountiesSchley, Sumter
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 227SR 230

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Route descriptionEdit

SR 228 begins at an intersection with US 19/SR 3 southeast of Ellaville. It heads east, crossing over Toteover Creek and Triple Creek, before entering Andersonville. In Andersonville, the highway intersects SR 271 (Winder Street), passes by the Andersonville Welcome Center, and crosses over a Norfolk Southern Railway line, before entering the Andersonville National Historic Site. There, it meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with SR 49, this section of which runs along the Sumter-Macon county line.[3]

SR 228 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy, mobility and defense.[4]

HistoryEdit

SR 228 was established in 1943 along an alignment from an indistinguishable point in Ellaville to an intersection with SR 195 in Andersonville. This is due to the fact that SR 195 used to exist north of Andersonville.[1][2] In 1953, the western half of the road was paved.[5][6] By 1957, the rest of the road was paved.[7][8] In 1982, when SR 195 was decommissioned north of Andersonville, the former portion of SR 195 from just northwest of Andersonville southeast into the city was redesignated as part of SR 228.[9][10]

As of September 2009, SR 228 used to continue further west into Ellaville along Andersonville Road.[11] The western terminus of SR 228 was in downtown Ellaville at US 19/SR 3 but was moved east to its current location by 2012 when a new four-lane alignment of US 19/SR 3 east of the town opened.[12]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
Schley0.00.0   US 19 / SR 3Western terminus
SumterAndersonville9.515.3  SR 271 west (Winder Street) – LaCrosseEastern terminus of SR 271
10.216.4  SR 49 – Americus, OglethorpeEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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 March 11, 2013.
  2. ^ a b 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 March 11, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Google (March 11, 2013). "Overview map of SR 228" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  4. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. May 8, 2009. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  5. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1952). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 11, 2013. (Corrected to January 1, 1952.)
  6. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1953). State Highway System and Other Principal Connecting Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 11, 2013. (Corrected to September 1, 1953.)
  7. ^ 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 March 11, 2013. (Corrected to June 1, 1955.)
  8. ^ 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 March 11, 2013. (Corrected to July 1, 1957.)
  9. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1982). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  10. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1983). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1983–1984 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  11. ^ Google (January 6, 2013). "Google StreetView of SR 228's former western terminus in Ellaville" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  12. ^ General Highway Map – Schley County, Georgia (PDF) (Map). Georgia Department of Transportation. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 6, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2013.

External linksEdit

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