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U.S. Route 80 (US 80) is a 296-mile-long (476 km) U.S. Highway in the U.S. state of Georgia. It travels west-to-east from the Alabama state line in Columbus across the central portion of the state through cities such as Macon, Dublin, Statesboro, and Savannah to connect to its eastern terminus at an intersection with Tybrisa Street and Inlet Avenue in Tybee Island, near the Atlantic Ocean. Here, the roadway continues as Butler Avenue.

U.S. Highway 80 marker

U.S. Highway 80
US 80 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length296 mi[1] (476 km)
Major junctions
West end US 80 / SR 8 / SR 22 / SR 540 at the Alabama state line in Columbus
 
East endTybrisa Street/Butler Avenue/Inlet Avenue in Tybee Island
Location
CountiesMuscogee, Talbot, Taylor, Upson, Crawford, Bibb, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Laurens, Johnson, Emanuel, Bulloch, Bryan, Effingham, Chatham
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 79SR 81
US 19SR 19SR 20
SR 21SR 22US 23
SR 25SR 26US 27

In Georgia, all U.S. Highways have at least one state highway that travel concurrently along its route. The main ones that US 80 use are SR 540 from the Alabama state line to Geneva and in the eastern part of the Macon metropolitan area; SR 22 from the Alabama state line to Macon; SR 19 from Macon to a point southeast of Montrose; and SR 26 from that point to Tybee Island.

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Route descriptionEdit

The highway crosses the Chattahoochee River from Alabama into Columbus where it proceeds along J. R. Allen Parkway through the northern section of the city as a limited-access freeway. Past Columbus, the road meanders through rural Georgia for roughly 50 miles (80 km) en route to Macon where it becomes the Eisenhower Parkway which crosses Interstate 475 and then Interstate 75 before passing through downtown Macon and merging with US 129-BUS 41 in a concurrency. The concurrency with US BUS 41 ends at Walnut Street, and the one with US 129 ends at Riverside Drive. After crossing the Otis Redding Memorial Bridge over the Ocmulgee River, it has another interchange, this time with Interstate 16. The highway joins southbound US 23-ALT 129 and parallels the northern boundary of Ocmulgee National Monument just east of the city.

Beyond Macon, the highway turns southeastward, passing through the cities of Dublin, where it encircles the Laurens County Superior Courthouse. Before the route leaves Dublin, it is joined by US 319/GA 31, where all four routes cross the Herschel Lovett Bridge over the Oconeee River entering East Dublin, where US 319/GA 31 leaves to the northeast. Later it enters Swainsboro, where it overlaps GA 56, and Statesboro where it overlaps US 25, and running roughly parallel to I-16. On the outskirts of Savannah, the highway crosses Interstate 95 and follows Louisville Road into the city's downtown area. After briefly merging with Interstate 516, US-80 continues eastward along Victory Drive, just south of Savannah's historic district. At the community of Thunderbolt, US 80 crosses the Wilmington River and proceeds across the islands and marshes along the Atlantic Coast east of Savannah. There it crosses the Lazaretto Creek onto Tybee Island. The final stretch of US-80 follows Butler Avenue across Tybee Island. The highway terminates at 19th Street, a few hundred feet from the ocean. A small monument at the intersection of Butler and Tybrisa Street marks the end of the highway.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmExitDestinationsNotes
Chattahoochee River0.000.00  US 80 west (SR 8 west) – Phenix City, MontgomeryContinuation into Alabama
   SR 22 begins / SR 540 beginsBridge; western end of SR 22 and SR 540 (Fall Line Freeway) concurrencies; western terminus of SR 22 and SR 540 at state line
MuscogeeColumbus0.40.641   SR 22 Conn. to SR 85 – Downtown ColumbusNorthern terminus of SR 22 Conn.
1.32.12  SR 219 (River Road)
2.23.53Bradley Park DriveSigned as exits 3A (east) and 3A (west)
3.35.34    I-185 (SR 411) / US 27 / SR 1 (Veterans Parkway) – Fort Benning, AtlantaI-185 exit 10
5Moon RoadEastbound exit is combined with exit 4; also has exit for US 27/SR 1 (Veterans Parkway)
6.810.96Schomburg Road / Blackmon Road
Midland9.515.3Flat Rock RoadAt-grade intersection; eastern end of freeway
9.815.8   US 27 Alt. / SR 85 – Manchester, ColumbusInterchange
11.418.3  SR 22 Spur west (Macon Road)Eastern terminus of SR 22 Spur
TalbotBox Springs26.142.0  SR 355 south – Buena Vista, CussetaNorthern terminus of SR 355
Geneva28.946.5  SR 41 south – Buena Vista, OaklandWestern end of SR 41 concurrency
29.747.8    SR 96 east / SR 540 east (Fall Line Freeway) to SR 240 east – Junction CityWestern terminus of SR 96; eastern end of SR 540 concurrency
Talbotton36.959.4   SR 90 east / SR 208 east (Clark Street) – Junction CityWestern end of SR 208 concurrency; western terminus of SR 90
37.159.7  SR 208 west (Monroe Street) – Waverly HallEastern end of SR 208 concurrency
37.360.0  SR 41 north (North Washington Avenue) – Manchester, Warm Springs, WoodlandEastern end of SR 41 concurrency
Taylor56.190.3   US 19 south / SR 3 south – Butler, AmericusWestern end of US 19/SR 3 concurrency
Flint River56.791.2Garland T. Byrd Bridge
UpsonSalem58.193.5   US 19 north / SR 3 north – ThomastonEastern end of US 19/SR 3 concurrency
CrawfordRoberta71.4114.9    US 341 / SR 7 / SR 42 north – Barnesville, Fort ValleyWestern end of SR 42 concurrency
Knoxville72.4116.5  SR 42 south – ByronEastern end of SR 42 concurrency
BibbFulton Mill Road – Central State Prison, Ed DeFore Sports ComplexFormer SR 361
Macon90.5145.6  I-475 (SR 408) – Atlanta, ValdostaI-475 exit 3
94.4151.9   US 41 / SR 247 (Pio Nono Avenue) – Forsyth, Warner Robins
94.7152.4   I-75 (SR 401) / SR 540 (Fall Line Freeway) – Atlanta, Valdosta, ColumbusI-75 exit 162
95.7154.0     US 41 Bus. south / US 129 south / SR 11 south / SR 49 south (Broadway)Western end of US 41 Bus./SR 49 and US 129/SR 11 concurrencies
    US 41 Bus. north / SR 22 east / SR 49 north (Walnut Street) – Gray, MilledgevilleEastern end of US 41 Bus./SR 49 and SR 22 concurrencies
97.8157.4Riverside Drive (US 129/SR 11/SR 87 north)Eastern end of US 129/SR 11 concurrency; western end of SR 87 concurrency
97.8157.4Otis Redding Memorial Bridge[2] over the Ocmulgee River
   I-16 (SR 404) / SR 540 west (Fall Line Freeway) – Atlanta, Savannah, ColumbusI-16 exit 2; western end of SR 540 concurrency
    US 23 / US 129 Alt. / SR 19 north (Emery Highway west)Western end of US 23/US 129 Alt./SR 19 concurrency
East Macon  US 129 Alt. south (US 23 / SR 87 south) – CochranEastern end of US 23/US 129 Alt. concurrency; no westbound access to US 23/US 129 Alt./SR 87 south
  SR 87 Conn. south (Ocmulgee E. Boulevard) – CochranNorthern terminus of SR 87 Conn.
   SR 57 east / SR 540 east (Fall Line Freeway) – Eulonia, AugustaWestern terminus of SR 57; eastern end of SR 540 concurrency
TwiggsJeffersonville   SR 96 west / SR 18 west – Geneva, West PointWestern end of SR 96 concurrency
  SR 96 east – IrwintonEastern end of SR 96 concurrency
LaurensBender  SR 26 west – CochranWestern end of SR 26 concurrency
Dudley  SR 338 – Irwinton, DexterWestern end of US 319/SR 31 concurrency
   US 441 Byp. / SR 117Eastern end of US 319/SR 31 concurrency
Dublin    US 441 / SR 19 north / SR 29 southEastern end of SR 19 concurrency; western end of SR 29 concurrency
   US 319 / SR 31 south – ThomasvilleWestern end of US 319/SR 31 concurrency
Oconee River
East Dublin   US 319 north / SR 31 (Wrightsville Avenue) – WadleyEastern end of US 319/SR 31 concurrency
  SR 29 south (Soperton Avenue) – MilledgevilleEastern end of SR 29 concurrency
EmanuelJohnson
county line
Adrian   SR 15 / SR 78 (Poplar Street) – Kite, Soperton
Emanuel   US 221 / SR 171 – Soperton, Kite
    US 1 / SR 4 / SR 57 – Folkston, Augusta
Swainsboro   SR 56 south – Stillmore, Wrightsville, Swainsboro Technical College, AirportWestern end of SR 56 concurrency; former SR 57 west (Kite Road)
   SR 4 Bus. (North Main Street) / US 1 Bus. – Folkston, AugustaFormer SR 57 east (South Main Street) to US 1
  SR 56 north – AugustaEastern end of SR 56 concurrency
Twin City  SR 192 (5th Avenue) – Oak Park, Summertown
  SR 23 (Railroad Street) – Folkston, Augusta
  SR 121 – Folkston, Augusta
BullochHopeulikit   US 25 north / SR 67 north – Millen, Magnolia Springs State ParkWestern end of US 25/SR 67 concurrency
Westchester   US 25 Byp. south / SR 67 Byp. south (Veterans Memorial Parkway) – Millen, Paulson Stadium, SylvaniaNorthern terminus of US 25 Byp./SR 67 Byp.
Statesboro     US 25 south / US 301 / SR 67 south / SR 73 – ThomasvilleEastern end of US 25/SR 67 concurrency
  SR 24 (East Main Street)
    US 301 Byp. / SR 73 Byp. (Veterans Memorial Parkway) – Airport, MC Anderson Sports Complex
Stilson  SR 119 Conn. south – StilsonWestern terminus of SR 119 Conn.
BryanEllabell  SR 119 north – SpringfieldWestern end of SR 119 concurrency
  SR 119 south – RiceboroEastern end of SR 119 concurrency
Blitchton    US 280 / SR 30 to I-16 – PembrokeEastern terminus of US 280, western end of SR 30 concurrency
Effingham   SR 17 north / SR 30 east – StatesboroEastern end of SR 30 concurrency, western end of SR 17 concurrency
ChathamBloomingdale  To I-95 / Jimmy DeLoach Parkway
   To SR 17 south / I-16Eastern end of SR 17 concurrency
Pooler   To US 17 / Pooler Parkway – Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport
  I-95 (SR 405) – Florence, BrunswickI-95 exit 102
Garden City   SR 307 (Dean Forest Road) to I-16 – Port Wentworth
Chatham ParkwayFormer SR 167 south
   SR 26 Conn. north (Bypass Road) to SR 21 northSouthern terminus of SR 26 Conn.; erroneously signed as "To SR 25 Conn." as well
Main Street northFormer US 17 north / SR 25 north
Savannah  SR 25 Conn. north (Bay Street) – DowntownWestern end of SR 25 Conn. concurrency; former US 17/SR 21/SR 25 south/US 80/SR 26 east
     SR 25 Conn. end / I-516 west / SR 21 / SR 25 north / Augusta Avenue eastEastern end of SR 25 Conn. concurrency; western end of I-516/SR 21/SR 25 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 25 Conn.; no eastbound access to I-516 west; I-516 exit 7A
6Gwinnett Street – Amtrak stationExit numbers follow I-516; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
5   I-16 / US 17 northI-16 exits 164A-B; western end of US 17 concurrency
4Tremont RoadWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
    I-516 east / SR 21 south (Veterans Parkway south) / US 17 south (SR 25 south) – Brunswick, Savannah Tech, Hunter Army Air FieldEastern end of I-516/US 17/SR 21/SR 25 concurrency; I-516 exit 3
Stiles AvenueInterchange; no westbound exit; former US 17 Alt./SR 25A north
Martin Luther King Jr. BoulevardFormer US 17S
Montgomery StreetFormer US 17N
  SR 204 (Abercorn Street)
Harry Truman ParkwayInterchange
Whitemarsh IslandJohnny Mercer Boulevard eastFormer US 80 east / SR 367 east
Islands Expressway westPartial interchange; western end of Islands Expressway concurrency
Turner CreekBridge; eastern end of Islands Expressway
Talahi IslandJohnny Mercer Boulevard westFormer US 80 west / SR 367 west
Bull RiverBridge
Tybee Island296.0476.4  SR 26 end / 16th Street / Inlet AvenueEastern terminus of US 80 and SR 26; eastern end of SR 26 concurrency; road continues south as Butler Avenue.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Google (December 31, 2016). "Overview map of US 80 in Georgia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  2. ^ "African American Heritage". Macon-Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved October 13, 2011.

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