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
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. 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]

Route 21 will become part of Interstate 3.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Chatham Savannah 0.0 0.0 SR 204 (Abercorn Street) Southern terminus
Mildred Street Eastern terminus of I-516; southern end of I-516 concurrency
see I-516
Garden City SR 25 north to US 80 (Bay Street) – Garden City Western terminus of I-516; I-516 exit 8; northern end of I-516 & SR 25 concurrencies
SR 21 Spur east (Brampton Road) Western terminus of SR 21 Spur
Port Wentworth SR 307 (Bourne Avenue)
SR 30 east (Bonny Bridge Road) – Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Southern end of SR 30 concurrency
Jimmy DeLoach Parkway interchange
I‑95 (SR 405) – Brunswick, Florence, Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport I-95 exit 109
SR 30 west (Piedmont Avenue) to SR 17 Northern end of SR 30 concurrency
Effingham   SR 275 north (Ebenezer Road) – Ebenezer, New Ebenezer Retreat Center Western terminus of SR 275
Springfield SR 21 Spur north (Laurel Street) – Springfield Southern terminus of SR 21 Spur
SR 119 (Madison Street) – Guyton, Springfield, Old Jail Museum
  SR 21 Spur south – Springfield Northern terminus of SR 21 Spur
Screven Newington SR 24 (Oliver Highway) – Oliver, Waynesboro
  SR 21 Bus. north (South Main Street) – Sylvania Southern terminus of SR 21 Bus.
  US 301 south / SR 73 south – Statesboro Southern end of US 301 / SR 73 concurrency
  SR 73 north – Sylvania Northern end of SR 73 concurrency; south end of SR 73 Loop overlap
Sylvania US 301 north / SR 73 Loop north / SR 21 Bus. south – Allendale, Sylvania Northern end of US 301 / SR 73 Loop concurrency
Jenkins   SR 67 south – Millen Northern terminus of SR 67
  SR 23 (Sardis Road) – Millen, Sardis
Millen US 25 / SR 121 – Millen, Waynesboro, Magnolia Springs State Park 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 mi[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 mi[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 mi[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 (August 24, 2013). "Route of SR 21" (Map). Google Maps. Google. 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 (August 26, 2013). "Route of SR 21 Spur (Garden City)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c Google (August 26, 2013). "Route of SR 21 Spur (Springfield)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c Google (August 26, 2013). "Route of SR 21 Business" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing