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Stone Mountain Freeway

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Stone Mountain Freeway is a freeway in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It connects Interstate 285 (I-285) east of Atlanta, with the suburbs of Stone Mountain and Snellville before transitioning into an arterial road that continues to Athens. The freeway is signed as U.S. Route 78 (US 78) for its entire length, with the western half signed as State Route 410 (SR 410), and the eastern half also being signed as SR 10. It begins at the US 29/US 78 split northeast of Decatur, and continues east through eastern DeKalb and southern Gwinnett counties.

Stone Mountain Freeway
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length10.1 mi[3] (16.3 km)
Major junctions
West end US 29 / US 78 / SR 8 on the ScottdaleNorth Decatur line
  I-285 on the Scottdale–Clarkston city line
East end US 78 / SR 10 northeast of Stone Mountain Park
CountiesDeKalb, Gwinnett
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 409SR 410SR 411

Route descriptionEdit

Stone Mountain Freeway begins at an interchange with US 29/SR 8 (Lawrenceville Highway) on the ScottdaleNorth Decatur city line, within DeKalb County. There is no access to US 29/SR 8 north from Stone Mountain Freeway or to Stone Mountain Freeway from US 29/SR 8 south. Southwest of this interchange, US 29/US 78/SR 8 head toward Decatur. Stone Mountain Freeway travels to the northeast, concurrent with US 78 and SR 410. The concurrency has a partial interchange with Valley Brook Road and North Druid Hills Road. Just before leaving Scottdale is an interchange with Interstate 285 (I-285). Part of this interchange is within the city limits of Clarkston. The two highways travels to the north of Clarkston and enter Tucker. They have an interchange with Brockett Road and Cooledge Road and then Mountain Industrial Boulevard. After leaving Tucker, they have an interchange with SR 10 (Memorial Drive). At this interchange, SR 410 meets its eastern terminus, and SR 10 begins a concurrency with US 78 and Stone Mountain Freeway. They have an interchange with SR 236 (Hugh Howell Road). A little bit later is an access road to Stone Mountain Park's main entrance. Right after the park, the highways enter Gwinnett County and have a partial interchange with Park Place Boulevard and Rockbridge Road. Just to the east of this interchange, the freeway ends and US 78/SR 10 continue to the east, locally known as Stone Mountain Highway.[3]

West of I-285, the speed limit is 55 miles per hour (89 km/h). East of the interchange with I-285, the limit rises to 65 miles per hour (105 km/h).[citation needed] Unlike Georgia's Interstate highways, the highway still has actual sequential exit numbers, rather than being mileage-based.[citation needed] There is no exit 6, which makes the exit numbering non-sequential.

All of Stone Mountain Freeway is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[4]


Stone Mountain Freeway was under construction in 1967 along the same alignment as it travels today.[5][6] By 1970, the highway was completed.[1][2]


The Stone Mountain Freeway shares state route number 10 with Freedom Parkway, a 2-mile-long (3.2 km) road in central Atlanta that connects with the Interstate Highway System at a major interchange on I-75/I-85 (the Downtown Connector). As that designation suggests, state officials originally intended the Stone Mountain Freeway to continue west,[clarification needed] through Decatur, Druid Hills, and Candler Park, to downtown Atlanta. In pursuit of those plans, in 1969, the GDOT purchased an X-shaped swath of land designed to carry two roads: I-485, traveling from west to east, and another freeway connecting what are now SR 400 to the north and I-675 to the south.[citation needed]

Neighborhood groups and local preservationists worked together to block road construction of the highways. After 20 years of litigation and political maneuvering, community groups and state and local officials in 1991 compromised and set much of the state-purchased right-of-way aside as parkland, later named Freedom Park. The land proposed as the interchange of the two cancelled highways, by then, had become the site of the Carter Center.

Freedom Parkway – the last vestige of the planned downtown link of the Stone Mountain Freeway – opened in 1994.[7]

Exit listEdit

DeKalbScottdaleNorth Decatur line0.00.0     US 29 south / US 78 west / SR 8 west (Lawrenceville Highway) / SR 410 begin – Decatur, AtlantaWestern terminus of SR 410 / Stone Mountain Freeway; western end of US 78 and SR 410 concurrencies; no access to or from US 29 north / SR 8 east
Scottdale0.50.801Valley Brook Road / North Druid Hills RoadWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
ScottdaleClarkston line1.01.62  I-285 (Atlanta Bypass / SR 407) – Greenville, Chattanooga, Augusta, MaconI-285 exit 39
Tucker2.54.03Brockett Road / Cooledge Road
4.67.44Mountain Industrial Boulevard
6.810.95   SR 10 west (Memorial Drive) / SR 410 end – Stone MountainWestern end of SR 10 concurrency; eastern end of SR 410 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 410
8.213.27  SR 236 north (Hugh Howell Road) – TuckerSouthern terminus of SR 236
9.014.58Stone Mountain Park main entrance
GwinnettMountain Park10.116.39Park Place Boulevard / Rockbridge Road
   US 78 / SR 10 east – Snellville, AthensEastern terminus of Stone Mountain Freeway; eastern end of US 78 and SR 10 concurrencies; continuation east
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit


  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 September 9, 2013.
  2. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1970). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Google (September 9, 2013). "Overview map of Stone Mountain Freeway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  4. ^ Federal Highway Administration (October 1, 2012). National Highway System: Atlanta, GA (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  5. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1967). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  6. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1968). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  7. ^ Hotchkiss, Judy (June 9, 1994). "Long-Awaited Roadway Opening in Late Summer". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. p. E13.

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