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The Savannah River Parkway (designated as SR 555 and SR 565) is a four-lane divided highway that roughly parallels the Savannah River in the U.S. state of Georgia, that exists in two distinct segments. The roadway is being considered for inclusion as part of Interstate 3 (I-3), which ultimately is planned to travel from Savannah to Knoxville, Tennessee.

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State Route 555 & 565
Savannah River Parkway
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length156.00 mi (251.06 km)
Western section
South end I-16 / US 25 / US 301 / SR 73 south-southwest of Statesboro
North end US 25 / SR 21 / SR 121 north of Millen
Eastern section
South endDowntown Savannah
North end US 1 / US 25 / US 78 / US 278 / SR 10 / SR 121 in Augusta
Location
CountiesBulloch, Burke, Richmond, Chatham, Effingham, Screven, Jenkins
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 540US 1

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Route descriptionEdit

Western branch

The western branch follows US 25/US 301/SR 73 from I-16 south-southwest of Statesboro into the southern parts of the city. It then follows US 25 Byp./SR 67 Byp. around the western edge of the city, then US 25/US 80/SR 26/SR 67 northwest to Hopeulikit, where US 80/SR 26 leave the roadway. The highway travels to the north-northwest to Millen, picking up SR 121 and SR 23 along the way.[1]

Eastern branch

The eastern branch begins at an as-yet undetermined point in downtown Savannah. It follows SR 21 out of the city. It has an interchange with I-95 in Port Wentworth and follows SR 21 northwest to Millen.[1]

Combined segment

In Millen, both branches merge and follow US 25/SR 121 northward to an interchange with I-520 in Augusta. They continue on to the point where US 25/SR 121 begin a concurrency with US 1/US 78/US 278/SR 10 (Gordon Highway).[1]

FutureEdit

The Savannah River Parkway is proposed to be included in the future I-3, which has been planned to connect the Savannah and Knoxville metropolitan areas.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Savannah River Parkway" (PDF) (Press release). Georgia Department of Transportation. January 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015.

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