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U.S. Route 29 (US 29) in the state of Georgia, is a north–south United States Numbered Highway that runs southwest to northeast from West Point at the Alabama state line to the South Carolina state line, near Lake Hartwell. From West Point at the to downtown Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has cosigned US 29 with State Route 14 (SR 14). North of downtown Atlanta, the route runs along SR 8 to Dacula and again from west of Statham to the South Carolina state line.

U.S. Highway 29 marker

U.S. Highway 29
Route of US 29 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length207 mi (333 km)
Major junctions
South end US 29 at the Alabama state line in West Point
 
North end US 29 at the South Carolina state line near Lake Hartwell
Location
CountiesTroup, Coweta, Fulton, Clayton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Barrow, Oconee, Clarke, Madison, Franklin, Hart
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 28SR 29

Concurrencies of US 29 with US routes in Georgia include US 27 in LaGrange as well as US 27 ALT from Moreland to Newnan. Others include US 19/US 41 from Castleberry Hill to the vicinity of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, US 78 from Georgia Tech to Scottdale, and again from near Bogart to Athens, US 278 from Georgia Tech to Druid Hills, US 23 from east Atlanta, to Decatur, and US 129/US 441 in the vicinity of Athens.

Route descriptionEdit

The following portions of US 29 in Georgia are part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy, mobility, and defense:

  • The concurrency with US 27/SR 1 in LaGrange
  • From I-85 just south of East Newnan to SR 34 in Newnan
  • From SR 74 in Fairburn to US 29 Alt./SR 14 Alt./SR 14 Conn. in Red Oak
  • From I-20 in Atlanta to the intersection with Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Mountain Industrial Boulevard in Tucker
  • From US 29 Bus./SR 8/SR 316 just west of Dacula to SR 72 in Athens[1][2][3]

HistoryEdit

Former sections of the road have included local streets named "Old Highway 29" in various locations as well as Broad Street (GA 14 Connector) in LaGrange[4][5] and U.S. Route 29 Business between Dacula and west of Statham. Other former segments include Old West Point Road south of LaGrange, Wynne-Russell Drive in Lilburn, Old Athens Road in Lawrenceville, Sam Groves Street in Danielsville, Old Royston Road in Bluestone, and Franklin Springs Circle in Royston.

Parts of US 29 to the southwest of Atlanta has been named Roosevelt Highway, since Franklin D. Roosevelt made his final journey northward from Warm Springs along this stretch of highway. Large crowds gathered along US 29 on this day in April 1945 to pay their final respects to the deceased President. Unfortunately for those who waited along the highway they missed seeing the president's body being transported back to Washington on a train that ran on nearby tracks.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmExitDestinationsNotes
ChambersLanett0.00.0   US 29 south / SR 15 southContinuation into Alabama, southern end of SR 14 concurrency
TroupWest PointJohn C. Barrow Bridge over the Chattahoochee RiverUS 29 leaves West 9th Street and becomes East 10th Street
  SR 18 east (East 10th Street)Western terminus of SR 18
LaGrange  SR 109 west (Roanoke Road)Western end of SR 109 concurrency
  SR 14 Conn. north (Broad Street)Western terminus of SR 14 Connector
     US 27 south / SR 1 south / SR 219 south / SR 109 east (Martha Berry Highway)Southern end of US 27/SR 1/SR 219 concurrency, eastern end of SR 109 concurrency
   SR 14 Conn. south / SR 219 north (Broad Street)Eastern terminus of SR 14 Connector; northern end of SR 219 concurrency; Broad Street becomes Greenville Street east of US 27/29
    US 27 north / SR 1 north / SR 219 north (Martha Berry Highway)Northern end of US 27/SR 1 concurrency
  SR 14 Spur south (Davis Road)Northern terminus of SR 14 Spur
Hogansville   SR 54 / SR 100 south (Main Street)Southern end of SR 100 concurrency
  SR 100 north (Corinth Road)Northern end of SR 100 concurrency
CowetaGrantville  I-85Exit 35 (I-85)
Moreland   US 27 Alt. south / SR 41 southNorthern terminus of SR 41, southern end of US 27 Alt. concurrency
  I-85Exit 41 (I-85)
East Newnan  SR 16 eastSouthern end of SR 16 concurrency
Newnan    US 27 Alt. north / SR 16 west / SR 34 (Temple Avenue, Bullsboro Drive)Northern end of SR 16 concurrency
  SR 70 north (Roscoe Road)Southern terminus of SR 70
  SR 34 Byp. (Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard)
  SR 154 southSouthern end of SR 154 concurrency
FultonPalmetto    SR 154 north / US 29 Alt. north / SR 14 Alt. north (Cascade Palmetto Highway)Southern terminus of US 29 Alt. and SR 14 Alt., northern end of SR 154 concurrency
Fairburn  SR 74 south (Virlyn B Smith Road, Fairburn Industrial Boulevard)Northern terminus of SR 74
  SR 92 (Campbellton Street)
Union City  SR 138 (Beverly Engram Parkway)
Red Oak      US 29 Alt. south / SR 14 Alt. south / SR 14 Conn. east to I-85 / I-285Northern terminus of US 29 Alt. and SR 14 Alt., western terminus of SR 14 Conn.
College Park  SR 279 south (Old National Highway)Northern terminus of SR 279
   SR 6 / SR 139 south (Camp Creek Parkway)Southern end of SR 139 concurrency
East Point   SR 154 west / SR 166 (Arthur B. Langford Jr. Parkway)Southern end of SR 154 concurrency
Atlanta  SR 139 north (Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard)Northern end of SR 139 concurrency;
    SR 14 north / SR 154 east / SR 3 Conn. northNorthern end of SR 14/SR 154 concurrency; southern end of SR 3 Connector concurrency
    US 19 south / US 41 south / SR 3 south (Northside Drive Northwest)Sorthern end of US 19/US 41/SR 3 concurrency
    US 19 north / US 41 north / SR 3 north
    US 78 west / US 278 west / SR 8 west (Northside Drive Northwest)
Northern end of US 19/US 41/SR 3 concurrency; western end of US 78/US 278/SR 8 concurrency
   To I-75 / I-85 (SR 401 / SR 403) / Spring Street NorthwestI-75 exit 249D
  SR 10 west (Freedom Parkway Northeast) – Carter CenterWestern end of SR 10 concurrency
FultonDeKalb
county line
   US 23 south (Briarcliff Road Northeast / Moreland Avenue Northeast) / SR 42Western end of US 23 concurrency
DeKalbDruid Hills   US 278 east / SR 10 eastEastern end of US 278/SR 10 concurrency
Decatur   US 23 north / SR 155 (Clairemont Avenue)Eastern end of US 23 concurrency
Scottdale   US 78 north / SR 410 (Stone Mountain Freeway)Eastern end of US 78 concurrency
North Druid Hills RoadTo westbound Exit 1 on Stone Mountain Freeway
Tucker  I-285 (The Perimeter)I-285 Exit 38
  SR 236 east (Hugh Howell Road) – SnellvilleSouthern end of SR 236 concurrency
  SR 236 west (LaVista Road) – AtlantaNorthern end of SR 236 concurrency
GwinnettLilburn  SR 378 west (Beaver Ruin Road/Arcado Road NW) – Atlanta
LawrencevilleLawrenceville–Suwanee RoadFuture US 29 north[6]
  SR 120 west (West Pike Street)
  SR 20 south (South Perry Street)Western end of SR 20 concurrency
   SR 20 north / SR 124 north (Buford Drive N.E./Jackson Street)Eastern end of SR 20 concurrency; western end of SR 124 concurrency
  SR 124 south (Scenic Highway) – Snellville, Lithonia
Dacula    US 29 Bus. / SR 8 east (Winder Highway) / SR 316 west (University Parkway)Eastern end of SR 8 concurrency; western end of SR 316 concurrency; western end of US 29 BUS; future US 29 south via University Parkway[6]
Apalachee RiverUnnamed bridge over the Apalachee River, which marks the Gwinnett–Barrow county line
BarrowAuburn  SR 324 west (Hill's Shop Road)
Bethlehem  SR 81 (S. Broad Street)
Russell  SR 11 south (Monroe Highway)Eastern end of SR 11 concurrency
   US 29 Bus. west / SR 53 – Winder, WatkinsvilleEastern end of US 29 BUS; western end of SR 8 concurrency
Statham  SR 211 north – Statham
Oconee    US 78 west / US 78 Bus. east / SR 10 east (Moina Michael Highway) – Monroe, BogartWestern end of US 78 concurrency; western terminus of US 78 Bus.; interchange with no number
  SR 10 Loop inner (Athens Perimeter / SR 422 inner) – JeffersonEastern end of SR 316 concurrency; western end of SR 10 Loop/SR 422 concurrency; SR 10 Loop exit 1
ClarkeAthens4    US 129 south / US 441 south / SR 15 south (Macon Highway) / Timothy Road – Watkinsville, MadisonWestern end of US 129/US 441/SR 15 concurrency
6   SR 15 Alt. north (Milledge Avenue) – State Botanical GardenSouthern terminus of SR 15 Alt.; provides access to University Health Center
7College Station Road – University of Georgia
8   US 78 east / SR 10 east (Lexington Road)
   US 78 Bus. west / SR 10 west (Oconee Street) – Lexington, Washington
Eastern end of US 78 concurrency; eastern terminus of US 78 Bus.
9Peter Street / Olympic Drive
10AOld Hull Road
10B-D     US 129 north / US 441 north / SR 10 Loop outer / SR 15 north (Athens Perimeter / SR 422 outer) – Commerce, JeffersonEastern end of SR 10 Loop/SR 422 and US 129/US 441/SR 15 concurrencies
  SR 72 east (Hull Road) – ElbertonWestern terminus of SR 72
MadisonHull  SR 106 north (Fortson Store Road) – IlaSouthern terminus; northern terminus of former SR 393
Garnett Ward RoadFormer GA 182
Danielsville  SR 98 (Ila-Comer Road)
  SR 281 (Wildcat Bridge Road)
  SR 191
Bond  SR 174 southWestern end of SR 174 concurrency
Hudson RiverUnnamed bridge over the Hudson River, which marks the Madison–Franklin county line
Franklin  SR 174 north (Salem Road)Eastern end of SR 174 concurrency
Franklin Springs  SR 145 west (Toccoa Carnesville Road)
  SR 327 north (Bryant Park Road)
Royston  SR 17 Bus. (Bowersville Street)
Hart  SR 17 (Royston Bypass)
Hartwell   SR 51 south / SR 77 north (West Howell Street)Western end of SR 51/SR 77 concurrency
  SR 51 north (Chandler Street)Eastern end of SR 51 concurrency
  SR 172 south (Webb Street)
  SR 77 south (Carter Street)Eastern end of SR 77 concurrency
  SR 181 south (Smith McGee Highway)
Savannah RiverHartwell Dam Bridge at Georgia–South Carolina state line, SR 8 concurrency ends
207333  US 29 north – AndersonUS 29 continues into South Carolina.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Highway System: Georgia (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 8, 2019. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  2. ^ National Highway System: Atlanta, GA (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 9, 2019. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  3. ^ National Highway System: Athens-Clarke County, GA (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 9, 2019. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  4. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1970). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia.[full citation needed]
  5. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1971). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia.[full citation needed]
  6. ^ a b [1]

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