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U.S. Route 84 (US 84) is a 258-mile-long (415 km) U.S. Highway in the U.S. state of Georgia, is also signed as State Route 38 for its entire length in Georgia. After entering Georgia from Alabama west-northwest of Jakin, the highway travels through the southern portion of the state, meeting its eastern terminus at Interstate 95 (I-95) east of Midway. US 84 through Georgia is also known as the Wiregrass Georgia Parkway.

U.S. Highway 84 marker

U.S. Highway 84
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length258.0 mi[1] (415.2 km)
Major junctions
West end US 84 / SR 12 and SR 38 at the Alabama state line near Saffold
 
East end I-95 / SR 38 in Midway
Location
CountiesEarly, Seminole, Decatur, Grady, Thomas, Brooks, Lowndes, Lanier, Clinch, Ware, Pierce, Wayne, Long, Liberty
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
US 82US 123
SR 37SR 38SR 39

Route descriptionEdit

After entering the state from Alabama, US 84/SR 38 travels east through Donalsonville to Bainbridge. The highways travel around the city to the south on a freeway bypass, cosigned with US 27/SR 1. The highway continues east through Cairo to Thomasville, where it bypasses downtown to the north and east, concurrent with US 319 and SR 35, then US 19/SR 3/SR 300. The highway then continues east to Quitman, where it becomes concurrent with US 221/SR 76/SR 333 to the east, past its interchange with Interstate 75 (I-75), to Valdosta. In Valdosta, US 221 departs, and US 84/SR 38 continues east-northeast to Waycross, where it is briefly concurrent with US 1, US 23, US 82, SR 4, and SR 520. US 84/SR 38 continues northeast from Waycross, traveling through Blackshear before arriving in Jesup. In Jesup, the highway becomes concurrent with US 25, US 301, and SR 23 northeast to Ludowici. In Ludowici, US 25, US 301, and SR 23 depart to the northwest, and US 84/SR 38 continues northeast to Hinesville. In Hinesville, the highway becomes concurrent with SR 196, and takes a drastic turn to the east. A short distance later, SR 196 departs, and US 84/SR 38 continues east to their eastern terminus at exit 76 on I-95 east of Midway. Here, the roadway continues as Islands Highway.

US 84 is a very significant route in southern Georgia. Almost all of the route sees an Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) of 5,000 vehicles or more, and the AADT exceeds 20,000 vehicles in and around Waycross and Hinesville.[2] Because of this, most of the route is a multi-lane divided highway, especially west of Valdosta.

The entire length of US 84 in Georgia is part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy, mobility, and defense.[3][4][5]

HistoryEdit

 
Wiregrass Georgia Parkway sign in Clinch County

Formerly, US 84 met its eastern terminus at US 17/SR 25 west of Brunswick, while US 82 followed the present alignment of US 84 to Midway. However, with the realignment of highways near Waycross, the terminus of the two highways were swapped. In addition, a segment of the highway between Boston and Quitman was relocated to a more northerly routing in 1966, with the former routing being renumbered as State Route 364. SR 364 was decommissioned in 1982.[6]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Early  US 84 west (SR 12) – Dothan, EnterpriseWestern terminus of US 84/SR 38
Saffold  SR 370 north – Cedar Springs, G.P.
JakinPearl StreetFormer SR 39 Spur north
SeminoleDonalsonville   SR 91 Alt. (Wiley Avenue) to SR 39 – Colquitt, Albany, Malone, Historic Downtown, Newton
   SR 39 / SR 91 (Tennille Avenue) – Historic Downtown
Iron City  SR 45 north – Colquitt, Iron CitySouthern terminus of SR 45
Decatur   SR 285 west to SR 39Eastern terminus of SR 285
Brinson  SR 310 – Colquitt, Lake Seminole, Brinson
Bainbridge  SR 253 Spur south – MarinaNorthern terminus of SR 253 Spur
     US 27 north (SR 1) / US 27 Bus. south / SR 1 Bus. south – Colquitt, Decatur County Industrial Air Park, Newton, Albany, Downtown Bainbridge, Historical DistrictInterchange; western end of US 27/SR 1 concurrency; northern terminus of US 27 Bus./SR 1 Bus.
  SR 253 (Spring Creek Road)Interchange
   US 84 Bus. east / SR 38 Bus. east / South Old Quincy Road south / Boat Basin Circle east – BainbridgeInterchange; western terminus of US 84 Bus./SR 38 Bus.; northern terminus of South Old Quincy Road; eastern terminus of Boat Basin Circle; South Old Quincy Road is former SR 97 Conn.
   SR 97 (Faceville Highway) / SR 309 – Fowlstown, Faceville, Chattahoochee, QuincyInterchange
   US 27 south (Tallahassee Highway / SR 1) / US 27 Bus. north (SR 1 Bus.)Interchange; eastern end of US 27/SR 1 concurrency; southern terminus of US 27 Bus./SR 1 Bus.
   US 84 Bus. west / SR 38 Bus. west – BainbridgeEastern terminus of US 84 Bus./SR 38 Bus.
Climax  SR 262 (McDonald Street) – Camilla, Pelham, Tallahassee
GradyWhighamMcGriff StreetFormer SR 179
Cairo  SR 112 north – CamillaSouthern terminus of SR 112
   SR 93 / SR 111 (Broad Street) – Meigs, Pelham, Tallahassee, Business District
  SR 188 (5th Street) – Ochlocknee, Business District
  SR 38 Spur west (1st Avenue Northeast) – Business DistrictEastern terminus of SR 38 Spur
ThomasCairo Road – Downtown Thomasville
   US 319 south / SR 35 south (West Thomasville Bypass) – TallahasseeWestern end of US 319/SR 35 concurrency
    US 84 Bus. east / SR 38 Bus. east / SR 3 Alt. north – Ochlocknee, ThomasvilleWestern end of SR 3 Alt. concurrency; western terminus of US 84 Bus./SR 38 Bus.
      US 319 north / SR 35 north (North Thomasville Bypass) / US 19 north / SR 3 north / SR 300 north (Georgia-Florida Parkway) – Moultrie, AlbanyEastern end of US 319/SR 35 and SR 3 Alt. concurrencies; western end of US 19/SR 3/SR 300 concurrency
Thomasville   SR 35 Conn. north (East Jackson Street) – Thomasville, Moultrie, AirportSouthern terminus of SR 35 Conn.
   SR 122 east – Pavo, AirportWestern terminus of SR 122
      US 19 south / SR 3 south / SR 300 south / US 84 Bus. west / SR 38 Bus. west (Smith Avenue) – Monticello, FL, ThomasvilleInterchange; eastern end of US 19/SR 3/SR 300 concurrency
Boston  SR 33 north / Green Street – Moultrie, Barwick, BostonSouthern terminus of SR 33
BrooksQuitman    US 221 south / SR 76 west / SR 333 south (South Court Street) – Perry, FL, Greenville, FL, Madison, FLWestern end of US 221 and SR 76/SR 333 concurrencies
    SR 76 east / SR 333 north to SR 133 – Morven, Adel, MoultrieEastern end of SR 76/SR 333 concurrency
LowndesValdosta  I-75 (SR 401) – Macon, Lake City, Lake Park, Moody AFBI-75 exit 16; southern terminus of I-75 Bus.; southern end of I-75 Bus. concurrency
   SR 133 north (St. Augustine Road) – Moultrie, AirportSouthern terminus of SR 133
    US 41 Bus. south / SR 7 Bus. south (Patterson Street) – Airport
   US 41 Bus. north / SR 7 Bus. north (North Ashley Street)Eastern end of I-75 Bus. concurrency
      US 41 / US 221 north / SR 7 / SR 31 (Inner Perimeter Road) to I-75 – Lakeland, Moody AFBEastern end of US 221 concurrency
Naylor  SR 135 – Lakeland, Howell
LanierStockton   US 129 / SR 11 – Lakeland, Mayday
Clinch  SR 37 west – LakelandEastern terminus of SR 37
Homerville   US 441 / SR 89 (Church Street) – Pearson, Fargo, Stephen C. Foster State Park
WareWaycross      US 1 north / US 23 north / US 82 west / SR 4 north / SR 520 west (South Georgia Parkway) – Tifton, Pearson, Waycross CollegeWestern end of US 1/US 23/US 82/SR 4/SR 520 concurrency
      US 1 south / US 23 south / US 82 east / SR 4 south / SR 520 east (South Georgia Parkway) – Nahunta, Jekyll Island, BrunswickEastern end of US 1/US 23/US 82/SR 4/SR 520 concurrency
    US 1 Bus. south / US 23 Bus. south / SR 4 Bus. south (Memorial Drive) – Brunswick, Folkston, Jacksonville, Waycross CollegeWestern end of US 1 Bus./US 23 Bus./SR 4 Bus. concurrency
    US 1 Bus. north / US 23 Bus. north / SR 4 Bus. north (State Street) – Alma, AugustaEastern end of US 1 Bus./US 23 Bus./SR 4 Bus. concurrency
PierceBlackshear   SR 15 / SR 121 – Bristol, Hoboken
Patterson  SR 32 (Main Street) – Alma, Brunswick
Wayne  SR 203 south – AlmaNorthern terminus of SR 203
Jesup    US 341 / SR 27 (West Pine Street) to I-95 – Baxley, Brunswick, Altamaha Tech
    US 25 south / US 301 south / SR 23 south – Nahunta, Brunswick, Federal Correctional Institute, Wayne County JailInterchange; western end of US 25/US 301/SR 23 concurrency
LongLudowici      US 25 north / US 301 north / SR 23 north / SR 57 (Main Street) to I-95 – Glennville, Darien, Ludowici Well Pavilion Historic Site, Historic Jones Creek Baptist ChurchEastern end of US 25/US 301/SR 23 concurrency
LibertyWalthourville  SR 119 – Glennville, Riceboro, Fort Stewart Commercial Trucks, Savannah Technical College Liberty Campus
Hinesville  SR 196 west (Veterans Parkway)Western end of SR 196 concurrency
General Screven Road – Fort Stewart, PembrokeFormer SR 196 west
  SR 38 Conn. west (General Stewart Way)Eastern terminus of SR 38 Conn.
McIntosh  SR 196 east (Leroy Coffer Highway) – SavannahEastern end of SR 196 concurrency
Midway   US 17 / SR 25 – Riceboro, Richmond Hill, Colonial Midway Museum, Geechee Kunda Arts Center & Museum
  I-95 (SR 405) – Savannah, JacksonvilleI-95 exit 76; eastern terminus of US 84 and SR 38
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routesEdit

SR 38 Spur (Cairo)Edit

 

State Route 38 Spur
LocationCairo, Georgia
Length0.90 mi[7] (1.4 km)

State Route 38 Spur (SR 38 Spur) is a short west–east spur route in Cairo connecting SR 93/SR 111 in downtown with the US 84/SR 38 mainline in the eastern part of the city.

The entire route is in Cairo, Grady County.

mi[7]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0   SR 93 / SR 111 (North Broad Street) – Tallahassee, Meigs, PelhamWestern terminus
0.40.64  SR 188 (5th Street) – Tallahassee
0.91.4   US 84 / SR 38 (38th Boulevard NE) / Tired Creek Boulevard north – Bainbridge, ThomasvilleEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

SR 38 Connector (Hinesville)Edit

 

State Route 38 Connector
LocationHinesville
Length1.7 mi[8] (2.7 km)

State Route 38 Connector (SR 38 Conn.) is a short west–east connecting route of SR 38. It connects SR 119 on the HinesvilleFort Stewart line with US 84/SR 38/SR 196 in northeast Hinesville just west of the Hinesville–Flemington line. It is known as General Stewart Way for its entire length. The entire length of SR 38 Conn. is part of the National Highway System.[5]

The entire route is in Liberty County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Fort StewartHinesville line0.00.0  SR 119 (General Screven Way) / Saunders Avenue westWestern terminus of SR 38 Conn.; eastern terminus of Saunders Avenue
Hinesville1.72.7    US 84 / SR 38 / SR 196 (Oglethorpe Highway) – Midway, LudowiciEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Google (December 31, 2016). "Overview map of US 84" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-25. Retrieved 2010-10-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ National Highway System: Georgia (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 8, 2019. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  4. ^ National Highway System: Valdosta, GA (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 9, 2019. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  5. ^ a b National Highway System: Hinesville, GA (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 9, 2019. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  6. ^ http://www.geocities.com/garoadwarrior76/garoutelog361_380.html[dead link] Accessed January 24, 2007
  7. ^ a b Google (March 3, 2017). "Overview map of SR 38 Spur" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  8. ^ Google (March 4, 2017). "Overview map of SR 38 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 4, 2017.

External linksEdit

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