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State Route 80 (SR 80) is a 84.0-mile-long (135.2 km) state highway that predominantly travels in a west–east direction in the east central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It exists within portions of Wilkes, Warren, Glascock, Jefferson, and Burke counties.

State Route 80 marker

State Route 80
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length84.0 mi[1] (135.2 km)
Major junctions
West end US 78 / SR 10 / SR 17 southeast of Washington
 
East end SR 56 Spur northeast of Shell Bluff
Location
CountiesWilkes, Warren, Glascock, Jefferson, Burke
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
US 80SR 81

Route descriptionEdit

SR 80 begins at an intersection with US 78/SR 10/SR 17, southeast of Washington in Wilkes County. It heads south-southeast and crosses over the Little River at the meeting point of Wilkes, Warren, and McDuffie counties. For approximately 2 miles (3.2 km), the highway runs along the Warren–McDuffie county line, then enters Warren County proper. In Cedar Rock, it intersects the western terminus of SR 223. Almost immediately is an interchange with Interstate 20 (I-20). Then, it heads southwest, passing through Camak, and heads toward Warrenton. Just before entering the city limits, it intersects the northern terminus of SR 80 Alternate (VFW Road). In town it has an intersection with US 278/SR 12/SR 80 Alternate. This intersection also marks the eastern terminus of US 278 Bypass/SR 12 Bypass. US 278 Bypass/SR 12 Bypass/SR 80 begin a concurrency around the southeast edge of town. Approximately 2,000 feet (610 m) later, SR 80 splits off to the southeast. It intersects the western terminus of SR 17 Connector (Purvis School Road) on the Warren–Glascock county line. It passes through rural areas of Glascock County, without any major intersections, and crosses into Jefferson County. SR 80 continues to the southeast, intersecting SR 296, before meeting SR 17. The two highways head concurrently into Wrens. At the intersection with SR 102, which heads west-northwest, SR 80 departs to the east on Stapleton Highway. About two blocks later is US 1/US 221/SR 4/SR 88/SR 540 (Main Street). Here, SR 80/SR 88 head to the east. At Waynesboro Road, SR 80 splits off to the south-southeast. It travels through rural areas of the county and passes into Burke County. The route curves to the east and meets SR 305. It curves to the southeast before heading east-southeast. The highway begins a concurrency with SR 24 just before entering Waynesboro. About 1,000 feet (300 m) later, SR 56. At the intersection with US 25/SR 121 (Liberty Street), SR 24 turns right, while SR 56/SR 80 continue through town. They meet US 25 Bypass/SR 121 Bypass. The two highways continue to the northeast, and curve to the north-northeast, before splitting. SR 80 heads northeast and intersects SR 23 in the unincorporated community of Shell Bluff. The highway continues to the northeast, until it meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with SR 56 Spur, northeast of Shell Bluff.[1]

SR 80 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Wilkes0.00.0    US 78 / SR 10 / SR 17 (Thomson Road)Western terminus
Little River7.011.3Unnamed bridge; crossing over the Little River, marking the meeting point of Wilkes, Warren, and McDuffie counties
WarrenCedar Rock16.726.9  I-20 (Carl Sanders Highway / SR 402) – Atlanta, AugustaI-20 exit 165
22.536.2  SR 80 Alt. south (VFW Road)Northern terminus of SR 80 Alt.
Warrenton23.738.1      US 278 / SR 12 (E Main Street) / US 278 Byp. west / SR 12 Byp. west / SR 80 Alt. north – Norwood, ThomsonWestern end of US 278 Byp./SR 12 Byp. concurrency; eastern terminus of US 278 Byp./SR 12 Byp.; southern terminus of SR 80 Alt.
24.138.8   US 278 Byp. west / SR 12 Byp. westEastern end of US 278 Byp./SR 12 Byp. concurrency
WarrenGlascock
county line
32.051.5  SR 17 Conn. east (Purvis School Road)Western terminus of SR 17 Conn.
Glascock
No major junctions
Jefferson40.865.7  SR 296 (George Street) – Stapleton
43.570.0  SR 17 north – ThomsonWestern end of SR 17 concurrency
Wrens42.668.6   SR 17 south / SR 102 west – Louisville, StapletonEastern end of SR 17 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 102
42.969.0      US 1 / US 221 / SR 4 / SR 88 south (Main Street) / SR 540 (Fall Line Freeway) – Louisville, Soperton, Sandersville, Augusta, HarlemWestern end of SR 88 concurrency
43.469.8  SR 88 north (Stapleton Highway) – KeysvilleEastern end of SR 88 concurrency
Burke54.287.2  SR 305 – Vidette, Keysville
66.1106.4  SR 24 west – VidetteWestern end of SR 24 concurrency
69.1111.2  SR 56 south – MidvilleWestern end of SR 56 concurrency
Waynesboro70.4113.3    US 25 / SR 24 east / SR 121 (Liberty Street)Eastern end of SR 24 concurrency
71.7115.4   US 25 Byp. / SR 121 Byp. (Burke Veterans Parkway)
75.3121.2  SR 56 north (Mike Padgett Highway) – AugustaEastern end of SR 56 concurrency
Shell Bluff79.0127.1  SR 23 – Girard
84.0135.2  SR 56 Spur north (River Road) – McBeanEastern terminus of SR 80; southern terminus of SR 56 Spur
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routesEdit

Burke County alternate routeEdit

 

State Route 80 Alternate
LocationBurke County
Existed1952[5][3]–1953[3][4]

State Route 80 Alternate (SR 80 Alt.) was a very short-lived alternate route of SR 80 that existed in the northern part of Burke County. In 1952, it was established from SR 80 northeast of Waynesboro northeast to the shore of the Savannah River.[5][3] Between January and September 1953, it was decommissioned.[3][4]

The entire route was in Burke County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
  SR 80Southern terminus
Shore of Savannah RiverNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Warrenton alternate routeEdit

 

State Route 80 Alternate
LocationNortheast of Warrenton
Length2.1 mi[6] (3.4 km)

State Route 80 Alternate (SR 80 Alt.) is a 2.1-mile-long (3.4 km) alternate route that exists entirely within the north central part of Warren County.

It begins at an intersection with US 278/SR 12, as well as US 278 Byp./SR 12 Byp./SR 80, in the east-central part of Warrenton. Starting at its southern terminus, SR 80 Alt. is concurrent with US 278/SR 12 to the east. The three highways curve to the northeast and intersect V.F.W. Road. Here, SR 80 Alt. departs to the northwest. It heads northwest and curves to the northwest until it meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with the SR 80 mainline, northeast of Warrenton.[6]

SR 80 Alt. is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

The entire route is in Warren County.

Locationmi[6]kmDestinationsNotes
Warrenton0.00.0      US 278 Byp. west / SR 12 Byp. west / SR 80 (Legion Drive) / US 278 west / SR 12 west (East Main Street) – Atlanta, Wrens, MaconSouthern terminus of SR 80 Alt.; eastern terminus of US 278 Byp./SR 12 Byp.; south end of US 278/SR 12 concurrency
1.11.8   US 278 / SR 12 (Thomson Highway)North end of US 278/SR 12 concurrency
2.13.4  SR 80 (Washington Highway) – Warrenton, CamakNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Google (July 25, 2013). "Overview map of SR 80" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d 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 23, 2017. (Corrected to January 1, 1953.)
  4. ^ a b 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 June 23, 2017. (Corrected to September 1, 1953.)
  5. ^ a b 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 23, 2017. (Corrected to January 1, 1952.)
  6. ^ a b c Google (February 27, 2017). "Overview map of SR 80 Alt." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 27, 2017.

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