State Route 104 (SR 104) is a 22.3-mile-long (35.9 km) state highway in the east-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. Its eastern portion is an urban corridor in the Augusta metropolitan area. It travels within portions of Columbia and Richmond counties. It is known as Washington Road from its western terminus to the Columbia–Richmond county line. On both sides of the county line, it is known as Pleasant Home Road. It is known as River Watch Parkway from just west of the county line to the northern part of downtown Augusta. In downtown, it is known as part of Jones Street and Reynolds Street.
Immediately after entering the county, SR 104 intersects the western terminus of SR 104 Connector, which takes the Washington Road name. The mainline route turns left onto Pleasant Home Road, briefly crosses back into Columbia County, and immediately turns right onto River Watch Parkway. Less than 500 feet (150 m) after that turn, it crosses back into Richmond County. Approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km) later, it intersects SR 28 (Furys Ferry Road). The roadway travels to the northeast and curves back to the southeast, to an interchange with Interstate 20 (I-20; Carl Sanders Highway). SR 104 curves to a more east-southeasterly direction. After curving around the eastern side of Eisenhower Park, the highway begins paralleling the Savannah River, before it crosses over the Augusta Canal on the William "Billy" L. Powell, Jr. Bridge. The highway has an interchange that leads to Downtown Augusta and the Medical District. About 1,500 feet (460 m) later is another crossing of the canal, this time on a nameless bridge. Four blocks later, the highway meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with US 25 Business/SR 4 (13th street).
All of SR 104 is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.
River Watch Parkway was originally constructed in the late 1980s and early 1990s to relieve heavy rush-hour traffic on congested Washington Road and John C. Calhoun Expressway, which many Augusta area residents used (and continue to use) to travel to and from work.
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In future plans, Old Petersburg Road will be widened all the way to its intersection with Old Evans Road in Martinez, Georgia. Then a new road will be constructed to continue the path to the town center of Evans in Columbia County. It remains unclear whether this project will carry the name River Watch Parkway, or if it will have any state route designation. The goal of this project is to make driving easier, safer, and faster from the ever-expanding westward population migration to and from downtown Augusta.
It begins just east of the Columbia-Richmond county line, at an intersection with the SR 104 mainline. The highway travels east-southeast until it meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with SR 28, which partially takes on the Washington Road name. Northwest of here, SR 28 is known as Furys Ferry Road.
All of SR 104 Connector is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.