Georgia State Route 21

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State Route 21 marker

State Route 21
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 85.9 mi[1] (138.2 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 204 in Savannah
  I-516 in Savannah
US 17 / US 80 / SR 25 / SR 26 in Savannah
I-16 / US 17 in Savannah
I-516 / US 80 / SR 26 in Savannah
I-95 / SR 30 in Port Wentworth

US 301 / US 301 Bus. / SR 21 Bus. / SR 73 in Sylvania
North end: US 25 / SR 121 north of Millen
Location
Counties: Chatham, Effingham, Screven, Jenkins
Highway system

Georgia State Routes
Former

SR 20 SR 22

State Route 21 (SR 21) is a 85.9-mile-long (138.2 km) state highway that runs southeast-to-northwest through portions of Chatham, Effingham, Screven, and Jenkins counties in eastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route connects Savannah to the Millen area, via Sylvania. The route is part of the Savannah River Parkway and is being considered for inclusion into Interstate 3.

Route description[edit]

SR 21 begins at an intersection with SR 204 (Abercorn Street) in Savannah. The route travels to the west, becoming a freeway, and gains the designation of Interstate 516 (I-516) and the unsigned SR 421. The routes travel west, then turn to the north at the interchange with Veterans Parkway. At exit 3, US 17/SR 25 join the freeway from the southwest, and US 80/SR 26 join the freeway from the northeast. Continuing north, the routes have an interchange with I-16, at which point, US 17 departs to the east, concurrent with I-16 and SR 25 Alternate. At exit 7, US 80/SR 26 depart to the west, and the routes turn northwestward. After an interchange with SR 25, I-516/SR 421 end, and SR 21 continues its northward route. In Port Wentworth, SR 30 joins the route; north of their interchange with I-95, SR 30 departs to the west.

SR 21 continues north, leaving Chatham County and entering Effingham County. The route passes through Rincon and Springfield, then continues northwest, through rural parts of the county, and continues into Screven County. After a brief concurrency with US 301 around Sylvania, SR 21 continues west into Jenkins County. East of Millen, SR 21 turns to the north at its intersection with SR 67, then arcs to the northeast of Millen to meet its northern terminus at US 25/SR 121. SR 21 is being considered for part of the proposed I-3[citation needed].

Tom Triplett Parkway[edit]

The Tom Triplett Parkway is a section of SR 21 located in Port Wentworth on the west side of the Savannah metropolitan area.

It stretches from the EffinghamChatham county line (roughly the Lake Cherie Road intersection) to the Port WentworthGarden City city line (roughly the SR 307 intersection).

In 2000, the Georgia General Assembly passed a resolution[2] to designate this portion of SR 21 in honor of Tom Triplett,[3] a Democrat who served as Mayor of Port Wentworth and as a State Representative for 18 years. Tom Triplett died in 2006, at 71 years of age.

National Highway System[edit]

All of SR 21, except for the Millen Bypass, a bypass around the northeast part of Millen, is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[4][5]

History[edit]

Future[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
Chatham Savannah 0.0 0.0 SR 204 (Abercorn Street) Southern terminus
Montgomery Street I-516 begins concurrent with SR 21
  2 Veterans Parkway
Savannah 3 US 17 south / SR 25 south / US 80 east / SR 26 east Southern end of US 17/SR 25/US 80/SR 26 concurrency
4 Tremont Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
5 I-16 (Jim Gills Historic Savannah Parkway) / US 17 Northern end of US 17 concurrency
6 Gwinnett Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
7A US 80 west / SR 26 west / SR 25 Conn. north (Augusta Avenue) Southern terminus of SR 25 Conn., northern end of US 80/SR 26 concurrency, northbound exit and southbound entrance
7B Lathrop Avenue Northbound exit and entrance
Garden City 8 SR 25 north (Burnseed Boulevard) Northern terminus of I-516, northern end of SR 25 concurrency
SR 21 Spur east (Brampton Road) Western terminus of SR 21 Spur
  SR 307 (Bourne Avenue)
Port Wentworth SR 30 east (Bonnybridge Road) Southern end of SR 30 concurrency
I-95 / SR 405 I-95 exit 109
SR 30 west (Monteith Road) Northern end of SR 30 concurrency
Effingham   SR 275 east (Ebenezer Road) Western terminus of SR 275
Springfield SR 21 Bus. north (Laurel Street) Southern terminus of SR 21 Bus.
SR 119 (Madison Street)
  SR 21 Bus. south Northern terminus of SR 21 Bus.
Screven Newington SR 24 (Oliver Highway)
  SR 21 Bus. north (Main Street) Southern terminus of SR 21 Bus.
  US 301 south / SR 73 south Southern end of US 301/SR 73 concurrency
  SR 73 north Northern end of SR 73 concurrency
Sylvania US 301 north / SR 21 Bus. south (Mims Road) Northern end of US 301 concurrency
Jenkins   SR 67 north (Winthrope Avenue) Northern terminus of SR 67
  SR 23 (Sardis Road)
  US 25 / SR 121 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

Garden City spur route[edit]

State Route 21 Spur
Location: Garden City
Length: 1.2 mi[6] (1.931 km)

State Route 21 Spur (SR 21 Spur) is a 1.2-mile-long (1.9 km) spur route that exists entirely within Chatham County. Most of the route is in the city limits of Garden City. It is known as Brampton Road for its entire length.

It begins at an intersection with the SR 21 mainline (Augusta Road) in the northeastern part of Garden City, just northwest of the western terminus of Interstate 516 (I-516). It travels to the northeast and intersects SR 25 (Main Street), on the edge of the city limits. The highway continues to the northeast and reaches its eastern terminus, Georgia Ports Authority's Gate #2, and the entrance to GAF Materials Corporation, on the Savannah River.[6]

All of SR 21 Spur is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[5]

The entire route is in Chatham County.

Location Mile[6] km Destinations Notes
Garden City 0.0 0.0 SR 21 (Augusta Road) – Savannah, Port Wentworth Western terminus
0.4 0.6 SR 25 (Main Street) – Savannah, Port Wentworth
Port of Savannah 1.2 1.9 Georgia Ports Authority's Gate #2; entrance to GAF Materials Corporation Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Springfield spur route[edit]

State Route 21 Spur
Location: Springfield
Length: 2.6 mi[7] (4.184 km)

State Route 21 Spur (SR 21 Spur) is a 2.6-mile-long (4.2 km) spur route that exists entirely within the central part of Effingham County. Most of the route is in the city limits of Springfield.

It begins at an intersection with the SR 21 mainline (Laurel Street) in the southern part of Springfield. It travels to the northwest into the main part of town and intersects SR 119. The two highways travel concurrent to the northwest. Just before leaving town, they curve to the north and split with SR 119 heading north on a northeasterly curve and SR 21 Spur heading west-northwest. About 2,500 feet (760 m) later, it meets its northern terminus, another intersection with the SR 21 mainline.[7]

SR 21 Spur 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 Effingham County.

Location Mile[7] km Destinations Notes
Springfield 0.0 0.0 SR 21 (Laurel Street) – Rincon Southern terminus
1.5 2.4 SR 119 south – Guyton Southern end of SR 119 concurrency
2.1 3.4 SR 119 north (North Laurel Street) – Clyo Northern end of SR 119 concurrency
  2.6 4.2 SR 21 – Newington Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Sylvania business loop[edit]

State Route 21 Business
Location: Sylvania
Length: 2.9 mi[8] (4.667 km)

State Route 21 Business (SR 21 Business) is a 2.9-mile-long (4.7 km) business route that exists entirely within the central part of Screven County. All but the southern-most 0.5 miles (0.80 km) of the route travels within the city limits of Sylvania. It is the former alignment of SR 21 through Sylvania.[citation needed]

It begins at an intersection with the SR 21 mainline, just southeast of Sylvania. It travels to the northwest and enters town. Then, it curves to the north-northwest and intersects SR 73. The two highways travel concurrently to the southwest for just over 2,000 feet (610 m). When they diverge, SR 21 travels to the northwest. The highway passes Screven County Hospital and Brantley Plaza Shopping Center. Just over 500 feet (150 m) after the northern SR 73 intersection, it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with US 301/SR 21/SR 73 Loop.[8]

SR 21 Spur 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 Screven County.

Location Mile[8] km Destinations Notes
  0.0 0.0 SR 21 (Perimeter Road/Savannah Highway) – Springfield Southern terminus
Sylvania 1.6 2.6 SR 73 south (North Main Street) – Statesboro Southern end of SR 73 concurrency; on one-way street around town square
1.6 2.6 SR 73 north (North Main Street) – Allendale Northern end of SR 73 concurrency; on one-way street around town square
1.6 2.6 SR 73 south (North Main Street) – Statesboro Southern end of SR 73 concurrency; onone-way street around town square
1.6 2.6 SR 73 north (North Main Street) – Allendale Northern end of SR 73 concurrency; on one-way street around town square
2.0 3.2 SR 73 south (West Ogeechee Street) – Statesboro Northern end of SR 73 concurrency
2.9 4.7 US 301 / SR 73 Loop / SR 21 (Millen Highway) – Statesboro, Allendale, Millen Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Inc. "Route of SR 21". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=E+Derenne+Ave&daddr=32.0453341,-81.1457783+to:32.0846422,-81.129623+to:32.089435,-81.1273298+to:32.4155112,-81.3607808+to:32.646095,-81.5579771+to:GA-21+N%2FMillen+Bypass&hl=en&ll=32.446044,-81.360626&spn=0.982754,2.113495&sll=32.825581,-81.946434&sspn=0.001911,0.004128&geocode=FUSg6AEdErIq-w%3BFRb56AEdTtAp-ymroZFoX3X7iDGGWEdFKaP9Rg%3BFaKS6QEdaQ8q-ymZLE9Mr5_7iDEbFH9UY5nPZA%3BFVul6QEdXxgq-ymTF1HWqZ_7iDGT6AEJzJ3DWQ%3BFRef7gEddIgm-ylXTDU457f7iDEa9XBVU5sKug%3BFc8j8gEdJ4Yj-ylJi5NDCS36iDGTCVYl-sj7cQ%3BFXri9AEdKZUd-w&dirflg=h&mra=dme&mrsp=6&sz=19&via=1,2,3,4,5&t=m&z=10. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  2. ^ House Resolution 756 - Designate Tom Triplett Parkway, First Reader Summary, May 1, 2000
  3. ^ Political icon Tom Triplett dead at 71, Larry Peterson, Savannah Morning News, June 24, 2006
  4. ^ a b c "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "National Highway System: Savannah, GA" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Google Inc. "Route of SR 21 Spur (Garden City)". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Brampton+Rd&daddr=Brampton+Rd+to:GA-21+Spur+E%2FBrampton+Rd&hl=en&ll=32.111041,-81.142402&spn=0.019302,0.027595&sll=32.115285,-81.134462&sspn=0.002413,0.003449&geocode=FSXj6QEd_7cp-w%3BFZ7u6QEd8csp-w%3BFbcJ6gEddfsp-w&mra=dme&mrsp=2&sz=18&t=h&z=15. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c Google Inc. "Route of SR 21 Spur (Springfield)". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=Laurel+St+to:N+Laurel+St+to:GA-21+Spur+N%2FOld+Tusculum+Rd&hl=en&ll=32.365536,-81.313334&spn=0.038496,0.055189&sll=32.378777,-81.325902&sspn=0.001203,0.001725&geocode=FaSl7QEdvHQn-w%3BFcvv7QEdhEIn-w%3BFZkL7gEdQjEn-w%3BFY4P7gEdpw8n-w&mra=dme&mrsp=3&sz=19&t=h&z=14. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  8. ^ a b c Google Inc. "Route of SR 21 Business". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=GA-21+BUS+W&daddr=Main+St+to:Unknown+road+to:Unknown+road+to:Unknown+road+to:W+Ogeechee+St+to:GA-21+BUS+W&hl=en&ll=32.747219,-81.635284&spn=0.038332,0.055189&sll=32.756885,-81.652875&sspn=0.001207,0.001725&geocode=Fcl28wEdGI8i-w%3BFc268wEd9FQi-w%3BFT688wEdSlQi-w%3BFey78wEd7VIi-w%3BFcm78wEd5FIi-w%3BFWux8wEdczki-w%3BFWbU8wEdqxMi-w&mra=mi&mrsp=6&sz=19&t=h&z=14. Retrieved August 26, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing