Georgia State Route 13

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For community along Buford Highway in DeKalb County, Georgia, see Buford Highway.

State Route 13 marker

State Route 13
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 49.5 mi[1] (79.7 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 19 / SR 9 in Atlanta
  I‑85 in Atlanta
US 23 / SR 155 southwest of Chamblee
I‑285 in Doraville
US 23 / SR 20 in Sugar Hill
I‑985 east of Oakwood
North end: SR 369 in Gainesville
Location
Counties: Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Hall
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 12 SR 14

State Route 13 (SR 13) is a 49.5-mile-long (79.7 km) state highway in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia, that travels through portions of Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, and Hall. It begins at West Peachtree Street and Spring Street (U.S. Route 19 (US 19)/SR 9) just to the north of 17th Street in north Midtown Atlanta. The section near Downtown Atlanta is a full freeway, from its south end to Sidney Marcus Boulevard. This was the original alignment of Interstate 85 (I-85; Northeast Expressway) through northeast Atlanta. The route ends at Jesse Jewell Parkway (SR 369) in Gainesville. The name changes from Buford Highway to Atlanta Highway at the northeast city limits of Buford. The stretch between the DeKalb–Fulton County line and several miles northeast of I-285 is often regarded as a community (see Buford Highway).

SR 13 once continued northeast past Gainesville, roughly along present SR 365, to the South Carolina state line on US 123.[citation needed]

Route description[edit]

SR 13 begins at an intersection with US 19 and SR 9, which are aligned onto two one-way streets, Spring Street southbound and West Peachtree Street northbound. The route starts heading west but curves around to the northeast along a section of freeway adjacent to I-85. A half-interchange provides a shortcut for southbound SR 13 traffic to Peachtree Street and from Peachtree to northbound SR 13. The connection provides a savings of 34 mile (1.2 km) by allowing vehicles to avoid the southernmost section of SR 13.[2][3]

All of SR 13, from its southern terminus to the DeKalb–Gwinnett county line, is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[4]

History[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Fulton Atlanta 0.00 0.00 US 19 south / SR 9 south (Spring Street) / Peachtree Street – Downtown Atlanta Freeway section begins
0.42 0.68 US 19 north / SR 9 north (Peachtree Street) – Buckhead Southbound exit and northbound entrance
1.38 2.22 I‑85 south (SR 403) to I‑75 Southbound exit and northbound entrance; I-85 exit 86
2.01 3.23 Armour Drive / Monroe Drive to Piedmont Road south
2.18 3.51 SR 237 north (Piedmont Road) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
2.87 4.62 I‑85 north (SR 403) – Greenville Northbound exit and southbound entrance; I-85 exit 86
3.17 5.10 To SR 237 (Piedmont Road) / SR 400 north / Sidney Marcus Boulevard north end of freeway
DeKalb Brookhaven 4.35 7.00 SR 42 south (North Druid Hills Road) to I‑85
6.69 10.77 US 23 south / SR 155 south (Clairmont Road) to I‑85 South end of US 23 overlap
Doraville SR 13 Conn. west (Motors Industrial Way)
10.55 16.98 I‑285 (SR 417) to I‑85 I-285 exit 32
Gwinnett Gwinnett Village
Norcross
14.27 22.97 SR 140 (Jimmy Carter Boulevard) to I‑85 / SR 141 – Roswell, Tucker
Norcross 15.70 25.27 SR 378 east (Beaver Ruin Road) to I‑85 – Lilburn
Duluth To I‑85 / Pleasant Hill Road interchange
21.04 33.86 SR 120 (Duluth Highway) / West Lawrenceville Street – Alpharetta, Lawrenceville
Sugarloaf Parkway
Suwanee 27.18 43.74 SR 317 south (Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road) to I‑85
Sugar Hill
Buford
31.29 50.36 US 23 north / SR 20 (Nelson Brogdon Boulevard / Buford Drive) to I‑985 – Cumming, Coolray Field North end US 23 overlap
Hall Buford 35.78 57.58 SR 347 (Lanier Islands Parkway)
Oakwood 44.33 71.34 SR 53 (Mundy Mill Road) to I‑985 – Oakwood, Chestnut Mountain, University of North Georgia
44.58 71.74 SR 332 (Poplar Springs Road) – Talmo
45.19 72.73 I‑985 (US 23 / SR 365 / SR 419)
Gainesville 49.53 79.71 SR 369 east (Browns Bridge Road)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered route[edit]

State Route 13 Connector
Location: Doraville
Length: 1.0 mi[5] (1.6 km)

State Route 13 Connector (SR 13 Connector) is a 1-mile-long (1.6 km) connector route that connects US 23/SR 13 (Buford Highway NE) to SR 141 (Peachtree Industrial Boulevard) in Doraville, within DeKalb County. The entire route runs along Motors Industrial Way, a four-lane expressway with a grassy median. The route is separated from the inner lanes of Interstate 285 (I-295) by a Jersey barrier.

SR 13 Connector is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[4]

The entire route is in Doraville, DeKalb County.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 23 / SR 13 (Buford Highway NE) Southern terminus
1.0 1.6 SR 141 (Peachtree Industrial Boulevard) – Chamblee, Norcross Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Inc. "Route of SR 13". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=Atlanta+Rd&hl=en&ll=34.039005,-84.042664&spn=0.965007,2.113495&sll=34.287352,-83.837&sspn=0.001879,0.004128&geocode=FV6oAwIdNFj4-g%3BFTsvCwIdCbwA-w&dirflg=h&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=19&t=m&z=10. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  2. ^ Google Inc. "SR 13 to Peachtree via SR 13". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Spring+Buford+Conn&daddr=33.7995891,-84.3908756+to:Peachtree+St+NE&hl=en&sll=33.799834,-84.386523&sspn=0.009415,0.013797&geocode=Fe7KAwIdzGP4-g%3BFaW9AwIdJUz4-invJ2z6UwT1iDEBF4TaYg92fw%3BFQa4AwId_Ez4-g&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=16&via=1&t=h&z=16. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  3. ^ Google Inc. "SR 13 to Peachtree via exit". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Spring+Buford+Conn&daddr=Peachtree+St+NE&hl=en&sll=33.799834,-84.386523&sspn=0.009415,0.013797&geocode=Fe7KAwIdzGP4-g%3BFQa4AwId_Ez4-g&mra=prv&t=h&z=16. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ Google Inc. "Route of SR 13 Connector". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Motors+Industrial+Way&daddr=Motors+Industrial+Way&hl=en&ll=33.907697,-84.280865&spn=0.015102,0.033023&sll=33.911007,-84.287973&sspn=0.001888,0.004128&geocode=FRVQBQIddxL6-g%3BFfFwBQIdAdv5-g&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=19&t=h&z=16. Retrieved August 25, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing