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Georgia State Route 365

State Route 365 (SR 365) is a 69.5-mile-long (111.8 km) state highway that travels within portions of Gwinnett, Hall, Habersham, and Stephens counties. It begins at exit 113 on Interstate 85 (I-85), at the southeastern edge of Suwanee. This is also the southern terminus of I-985. It continues from that point concurrent with I-985 for the entire length of that freeway. Eventually, U.S. Route 23 (US 23) also joins the concurrency. The highway heads northeast through Gainesville and Toccoa, before it terminates at the South Carolina state line, southwest of Westminster, South Carolina.

State Route 365 marker

State Route 365
Lanier Parkway
Route of SR 365 in red
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length69.5 mi[3] (111.8 km)
Existed1969[1][2]–present
Major junctions
South end I-85 / I-985 in Suwanee
  US 23 / SR 20 in Buford
I-985 / US 129 / US 129 Bus. / SR 11 in Gainesville
US 441 / SR 15 in Cornelia
US 441 Bus. / SR 105 / SR 385 in Cornelia
US 23 / US 123 / US 441 / US 441 Bus. / SR 15 / SR 17 near Toccoa
North end US 123 at the South Carolina state line, southwest of Westminster
Location
CountiesGwinnett, Hall, Habersham, Stephens
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 364SR 368

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Route descriptionEdit

Gwinnett CountyEdit

In Gwinnett County, SR 365 begins concurrent with I-985 at an interchange with I-85 on the southeastern edge of Suwanee. The two highways head northeast to Buford, at an interchange with US 23/SR 20 (Buford Drive N.E.). Here, US 23 joins the concurrency.[3]

Hall CountyEdit

The three routes head northeast into Hall County and have an interchange with SR 347. In Flowery Branch they have an interchange with Spout Springs Road at the Rankin Smith Interchange. Then they enter Oakwood, and have an interchange with SR 53 (Mundy Mill Road), which doesn't have any return access from southbound I-985/US 23/SR 365. Just after that interchange, they enter Gainesville, where they have an interchange with SR 13 (Atlanta Highway). This interchange has access to both SR 13 and SR 53. Farther into Gainesville is SR 53 Connector/SR 60 (Candler Road/Queen City Parkway). In the main part of the city, US 129/US 129 Business/SR 11 (Athens Highway) meets the concurrency. US 129/SR 11 heads south toward Jefferson, while US 129 joins the concurrency through the rest of the city. Meanwhile, US 129 Business/SR 11 heads north into the heart of Gainesville. Nearly 2.5 miles (4.0 km) later US 129 departs the concurrency to the north with SR 369 on Jesse Jewell Parkway. About 1.4 miles (2.3 km) later, I-985 ends, while US 23/SR 365 continues north.

This segment of US 23/GA 365 is an example of an unfinished freeway. The first intersection that could've been an interchange is Howard Road, which has a RaceTrac gas station on the southeast corner, and a local YMCA on the northeast corner. The road then intersects Ramsey Road and White Sulphur Road, the latter of which connects the communities of White Sulphur to the north and White Sulphur Springs to the south. East of there, it passes a Kubota RTV manufacturing plant, and a cold storage warehouse. The road runs over a pair or railroad bridges over the same Southern Railway line it got close to in Duluth before the intersection with Cagle Road. A much more important intersection is encountered later on when the routes pass by Ace Hardware franchise, and a gift shop and furniture store just before approaching SR 52 (Lula Road) northwest of Lula, which leads to Clermont. Beyond this point it continues to run up and down the hills of Hall County passing through more minor intersections.[3]

Habersham CountyEdit

A little ways later, the highways enter Habersham County where the road is named the Tommy Irwin Parkway. In Baldwin is SR 384 (Duncan Bridge Road), which provides a connection to Helen. Just before entering the northern part of Cornelia, passing a bridge over J. Warren Road with no access. One last diamond interchanges with SR 15 Conn. (Level Grove Road) can be found just before a wye interchange with US 441/SR 15, which leads to Homer and Commerce. They join the concurrency to the northeast. In Cornelia, they intersect US 441 Business/SR 105, which follow the former routing of US 23/US 441/US 23 Business through the area. The four highways curve to the northeast to meet SR 197. Right before entering the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, US 23/US 441/SR 15 heads north, while SR 365 continues to the northeast, along with US 123. Almost immediately after that is a second intersection with US 441 Business, this time concurrent with SR 17 (Toccoa Highway). This intersection marks the northern terminus of US 441 Business and the southern end of the SR 17 concurrency.[3]


Stephens CountyEdit

The three highways curve to the southeast into Stephens County until they meet SR 184 (Dicks Hill Parkway). Here, SR 17 (Toccoa Bypass) departs to the east, while SR 184 joins the concurrency. Farther to the northeast, in Toccoa, they intersect SR 63/SR 106 (South Broad Street). At this intersection, SR 184 heads north on Broad Street, while US 123/SR 365 continues on to the eastern part of the town, where it intersects with SR 17 Alternate (Big A Road). This highway provides access to Toccoa Falls and is an alternate route to Lavonia. After leaving Toccoa, the two highways continue to the northeast until they meet SR 365's northern terminus, the South Carolina state line at the Tugaloo River, southwest of Westminster, South Carolina, where US 123 continues toward the town.[3]

National Highway SystemEdit

Except for the extreme northern section, all of SR 365 is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[4][5]

HistoryEdit

1920sEdit

The roadway that would eventually become SR 365 was built in 1920 as SR 13 from Buford to the South Carolina state line, along the same alignment as it travels today.[6] A reconfiguration of the SR 13 and SR 15 intersection in the Baldwin–Cornelia area, caused the two routes to travel concurrently between the two cities.[6][7] By the end of 1926, a small section in Gainesville was paved.[7][8] By 1929, US 23 was designated along the section from Buford to Gainesville.[8][9]

1930s and 1940sEdit

By 1932, US 23 was designated along the route all the way to Cornelia. In addition, the entire route, from Buford to the South Carolina state line, was paved.[9][10] The next month, US 23, and possibly SR 13 was extended south from Buford.[10][11] In 1935, after a long series of improvement projects the section just south of Buford was paved.[12][13] Between 1946 and 1948, US 123 entered the state, being routed on a concurrency with SR 13 between Toccoa and the state line.[14][15] Prior to April 1949, US 123's concurrency with SR 13 was extended to Cornelia. During this time, US 441 was extended along SR 15, thus beginning a concurrency with SR 13.[15][16]

1950s-1970sEdit

Between 1955 and 1957, a freeway (presumably I-85) was under construction from northeast Atlanta northeast to Suwannee, paralleling US 23/SR 13.[17][18] Between 1957 and 1960, I-85 was completed as far north as what is now known as SR 317, which is located just southwest of what is now the southern terminus of I-985/SR 365,[18][19] and by 1966, it was completed northeast of Atlanta within the state.[20][21] In 1966, SR 365 was being projected as a freeway from its current southern terminus northeast and curving around the southeastern side of Gainesville.[21][22] In 1969, the whole freeway section, with the exception of the southernmost portion from I-85 to US 23/SR 20, was completed. Also, the entire completed section was designated as SR 365.[1][2] The next year, the southern-most segment was completed.[2][23] By 1979, the SR 365 freeway was listed as "under construction" from the northern terminus of the freeway northeast to US 23/US 441/SR 15 near Cornelia.[24][25]

1980s and 1990sEdit

Between 1980 and 1982, SR 365 was extended along the "under construction" section, but it was not a freeway. Also, US 23/SR 13 from Gainesville to Cornelia was moved onto this new highway.[26][27] By 1986, the entire freeway segment was designated as I-985.[28][29] In 1988, SR 365 was proposed to be extended to a point southwest of Toccoa.[30][31] In 1991, SR 13 was decommissioned north of Gainesville. SR 365 was extended to the South Carolina state line.[32][33]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[3]kmExitDestinationsNotes
GwinnettSuwanee0.00.00   I-85 south (SR 403) / I-985 begins (SR 419) – AtlantaSouthern terminus of I-985/SR 365; southern end of I-985 concurrency; southbound exit and northbound entrance
Buford3.55.64   US 23 south / SR 20 (Buford Drive N.E.) – Cumming, BufordSouthern end of US 23 concurrency
Hall8.012.98  SR 347 (Friendship Road / Lanier Islands Parkway) – Lake Lanier
Flowery Branch11.418.312Phil Niekro Boulevard / Spout Springs Road – Flowery BranchRankin Smith interchange
Oakwood15.725.316  SR 53 (Mundy Mill Road) – Oakwood, DawsonvilleNorthbound exit ramp to SR 53 only; no southbound exit 16
Gainesville16.025.717  SR 13 (Atlanta Highway) – GainesvilleNorthbound exit ramp to SR 13 only: southbound exit includes separate ramps to SR 13 and SR 53
19.731.720   SR 60 / SR 53 Conn. north (Candler Road/Queen City Parkway) – Gainesville, Dawsonville
21.334.322    US 129 south / SR 11 / US 129 Bus. north (Athens Highway)Southern end of US 129 concurrency; southern terminus of US 129 Bus.
23.738.124   US 129 north / SR 369 west (Jesse Jewell Parkway) – Gainesville, Cleveland, CummingNorthern end of US 129 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 369
25.140.4  I-985 ends (SR 419)Northern terminus of I-985; northern end of I-985 concurrency
32.051.5  SR 52 (Lula Road) – Lula, Clermont
HabershamBaldwin41.867.3  SR 384 (Duncan Bridge Road) – Helen
43.269.5Level Grove Road -Cornelia
44.571.6   US 441 south / SR 15 southSouthern end of US 441/SR 15 concurrency
Cornelia45.172.6   US 441 Bus. / SR 105Historic route of US 441
49.078.9  SR 197 north – Mount Airy, ClarkesvilleSouthern terminus of SR 197
52.784.8     US 23 north / US 441 north / SR 15 north / US 123 northNorthern end of US 23 and US 441/SR 15 concurrencies; southern end of US 123 concurrency; southern terminus of US 123
53.085.3   US 441 Bus. north / SR 17 north (Toccoa Highway)Northern end of US 441 concurrency; southern end of SR 17 concurrency
Stephens59.095.0   SR 17 south (Toccoa Bypass) / SR 184 south (Dicks Hill Parkway) – Lavonia, Mount AiryNorthern end of SR 17 concurrency; southern end of SR 184 concurrency
Toccoa62.2100.1    SR 63 south / SR 106 south (South Broad Street) / SR 184 north (Broad Street)Northern end of SR 184 concurrency
63.3101.9  SR 17 Alt. (Big A Road) – Toccoa Falls, Lavonia
Tugaloo River69.5111.8Northern terminus at the South Carolina state line; northern end of US 123 concurrency; US 123 continues into South Carolina.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Habersham County spur routeEdit

 

State Route 365 Spur
LocationHabersham

State Route 365 Spur (SR 365 Spur) was a spur route of SR 365 that was proposed in 1988 to travel from the SR 365 mainline west-northwest of Toccoa to US 23/US 441/SR 15/SR 17 in Hollywood.[30][31] In 1991, it was built, but was only as an eastward re-routing of SR 15 and possibly US 23.[32][33]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1969). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1970). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Google (October 29, 2013). "Route of SR 365" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  4. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). Federal Highway Administration. October 1, 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  5. ^ "National Highway System: Gainesville, GA" (PDF). Federal Highway Administration. October 1, 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  6. ^ a b 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 August 14, 2015.
  7. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1921). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  8. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1926). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  9. ^ 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 August 14, 2015.
  10. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1932). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  11. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (February 1932). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  12. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (April 1, 1935). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  13. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (July 1, 1935). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  14. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1946). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved August 14, 2015. (Corrected to November 7, 1946.)
  15. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1948). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved August 14, 2015. (Corrected to February 28, 1948.)
  16. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1949). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved August 14, 2015. (Corrected to April 1, 1949.)
  17. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1955). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved August 14, 2015. (Corrected to June 1, 1955.)
  18. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1957). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved August 14, 2015. (Corrected to July 1, 1957.)
  19. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1960). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map) (1960–1961 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved October 30, 2013. (Corrected to June 1, 1960.)
  20. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1963). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved August 14, 2015. (Corrected to June 1, 1963.)
  21. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1966). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  22. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1967). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  23. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1971). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  24. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (January 1977). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1977–1978 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  25. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (January 1978). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1978-79 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  26. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1980). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1980–1981 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  27. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1982). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  28. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1984). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1984–1985 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  29. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1986). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1986–1987 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  30. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (1988). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1988–1989 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  31. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (1989). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1989–1990 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  32. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (1991). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1991–1992 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  33. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (1992). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1992–1993 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 21, 2017.

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