According to allcitycodes, US 301 is a US Highway in the US state of Georgia. The road forms a secondary north-south link in the east of the state, between Folkston on the Florida border and Sylvania on the South Carolina border. The road is 277 kilometers long.
US 25/84/301 in Jesup.
The road enters the state at Folkston from Florida double-numbered with US 1 and US 23. After just a few miles, US 301 turns off and continues north as a two-lane main road. You pass through a relatively sparsely populated area with only villages. At Nahunta, after about 25 miles, you cross US 82, the main road from Waycross to Brunswick. Then the road continues north and after 50 kilometers you reach Jesup, a small town, but an important crossroads. US 84 from Waycross joins in here, and US 25 from Brunswick does too. They also cross the US 341, the main road from Brunswick to Perry in the middle of the state.
The road will then be triple-numbered for 20 kilometers. At Ludowici, US 25/US 301 exits north and US 84 continues toward Savannah. The roads then run along the west side of Fort Stewart and at Claxton after 60 kilometers the US 280 crosses, the road from Columbus to Savannah. About 15 kilometers after that it connects with Interstate 16, the highway from Macon and Atlanta to Savannah. From here the road has 2×2 lanes until Statesboro, where it crosses US 80, and where US 25 turns off towards Augusta. US 301 then runs north again as a single road number, reaching the South Carolina border after 60 kilometers, which is formed by the Savannah River. The US 301 in South Carolina then runs towards Orangeburg.
US 25/301 between Jesup and Statesboro.
US 301 was added to the US Highways network in 1932, but did not run through Georgia at the time. That was the case from 1947, when US 301 was extended south from Summerton, South Carolina to Tampa, Florida.
Nearly all of the upgrades to US 301 were on dual-numbering routes with other roads, most prominently with US 25. The only major upgrades to US 301 itself were the Sylvania diversions (early 1970s) and the Statesboro diversions (circa 1994). ).
As early as the 1950s, Folkston’s passage was widened to 2×2 lanes, which is also part of US 1. The diversion of Jesup was realized in the early 1970s, which is also part of the US 25. In the mid to late 1980s, the section between I-16 and Statesboro was widened to 2×2 lanes, this section also coincides with US 25. In the early 1990s, the double numbering with US 25 between Jesup and Ludowici was also widened to 2×2 lanes.. In the late 1990s, the 25-mile stretch between Glennville and Claxton was widened to a narrow 4-lane road, followed by the section between Claxton and I-16 in the early 2000s.
Sidney Lanier Bridge
|Sidney Lanier Bridge|
|Total length||2,371 meters|
|Main span||381 meters|
|Bridge deck height||56 meters|
|Traffic intensity||12,000 mvt/day|
The Sidney Lanier Bridge is a cable- stayed bridge in the United States, located at Brunswick in the state of Georgia.
The Sidney Lanier Bridge spans the mouth of the Brunswick River near the town of Brunswick on the Atlantic Ocean. The bridge is a large cable- stayed bridge with a total length of 2,371 meters and a main span of 381 meters. The free passage under the bridge is 56 meters. The bridge pylons are 146 meters high. US 17 runs across the bridge in Georgia with 2×2 lanes and emergency lanes. However, it is not a freeway. US 17 mainly handles regional traffic, slightly to the west, Interstate 95 in Georgia handles through traffic along the coast. The bridge is toll-free.
The first span across the Brunswick River at Brunswick was built in the mid-1950s and opened on June 22, 1956. The original bridge was a girder bridge with a lifting bridge in the middle, which was often hit by ships. The bridge was replaced in the early 2000s by the current higher cable-stayed bridge that was opened on April 7, 2003. Construction of the bridge cost $121 million. The bridge is named after Sidney Lanier (1842 – 1881), an American poet.
In 2011, 12,000 vehicles crossed the bridge every day, which means that it has significant residual capacity.