Georgia State Route 28

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State Route 28
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 25.6 mi[1][2] (41.2 km)
Northern section
Length: 7.9 mi[2] (12.7 km)
West end: NC 28 at the North Carolina state line north of Satolah
East end: SC 28 at the South Carolina state line over the Chattooga River
Southern section
Length: 17.7 mi[1] (28.5 km)
West end: SC 28 at the South Carolina state line over the Savannah River northwest of Martinez
Major
junctions:
I‑20 in Augusta

US 25 Bus. / SR 4 in Augusta
US 1 / US 25 / US 78 / US 278 and

US 25 Bus. / SR 10 / SR 121 in Augusta
I‑520 in Augusta
East end: SC 28 at the South Carolina state line over the Savannah River at Augusta
Location
Counties: Rabun, Columbia, Richmond
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 27 US 29

State Route 28 (SR 28) is a 25.6-mile-long (41.2 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Georgia. It exists in two distinct segments separated by the northern segment of South Carolina Highway 28, which connects the two segments. The northern segment is located in the northeastern corner of the Chattooga River District of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. The southern segment is almost entirely within the Augusta metropolitan area. SR 28 consists of Georgia's segments of a multi-state Route 28 that, includes two segments of South Carolina Highway 28 and one segment of North Carolina Highway 28. The northern segment is unnamed, but the southern segment is known as Furys Ferry Road from its western terminus to the intersection with SR 104 Connector in Augusta. It is known as Washington Road in the northern part of Augusta. It is known as John C. Calhoun Expressway, 5th Street, and Broad Street in downtown Augusta. It is known as Sand Bar Ferry Road in the northeastern part of Augusta.

Route description[edit]

Northern segment[edit]

The northern segment of SR 28 is a 7.9-mile-long (12.7 km) route. It begins at the North Carolina state line, where the roadway continues as North Carolina Highway 28. The highway is a twisting route that is completely within the Chattooga River District of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in Rabun County. There are only two settlements on the highway, Satolah and Pine Mountain. It crosses over the Chattooga River on the Russell Bridge into South Carolina, where it continues as the northern segment of South Carolina Highway 28.[2]

Southern segment[edit]

The route resumes in the state of Georgia, where South Carolina Highway 28 meets the state line on the Furys Ferry Bridge, northwest of Martinez. It travels through rural areas of Columbia County and passes Jones Creek Golf Course before entering Martinez. In town, SR 28 passes by West Lake Country Club and continues to the southeast. After that, it crosses into Richmond County and the city limits of Augusta. Approximately 1,000 feet (300 m) after an intersection with SR 104 (River Watch Parkway) is one with SR 104 Connector (Washington Road). Here, SR 28 takes on the Washington Road name. Just under 1 mile (1.6 km) later, is an interchange with Interstate 20 (I-20; Carl Sanders Highway); then, it curves to the east-southeast. It skirts along the northeastern part of Augusta National Golf Club, where the Masters Tournament is held every spring. After that, SR 28 curves to the south-southeast. At a partial interchange with Broad Street, the Washington Road name ends and the John C. Calhoun Expressway designation begins. The expressway skirts along the southwestern and southern edges of Lake Olmstead. It passes under Milledge Road and has an interchange with Eve Street and Crawford Avenue. A few hundred feet later, it has a partial interchange with 15th Street. The roadway then crosses over St. Sebastian Way. After crossing over the Augusta Canal and SR 4 (13th Street), the expressway ends and SR 28 becomes known as Greene Street. It turns left onto 5th Street and then turns right onto US 25 Business/SR 104 (Broad Street). At an interchange with US 1/US 25/US 78/US 278/SR 10/SR 121 (Gordon Highway), US 25 Business ends. During a slight southerly jog, the local street name transitions to Sand Bar Ferry Road. SR 28 travels to the southeast and has an interchange with I-520 (Bobby Jones Expressway). It curves to the south-southeast and intersects the eastern terminus of Laney Walker Boulevard Extension; then, the road curves to the east and again meets the South Carolina state line, where the road crosses over the Savannah River on the Sand Bar Ferry Bridge and continues as part of South Carolina Highway 28. It retains the Sand Bar Ferry Road name.[1] All of SR 28, from the intersection with SR 104 Connector to the eastern terminus of the southern segment, is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[3]

History[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2][1] km Destinations Notes
Rabun North Carolina state line 0.0 0.0 NC 28 north (Walhalla Road) – Highlands Western terminus
Chattooga River 7.9 12.7 SC 28 south (Highlands Highway) – Walhalla Eastern terminus; crossing over the Chattooga River on the Russell Bridge at the South Carolina state line
Gap in route
Savannah River 0.0 0.0 SC 28 north – Clarks Hill Furys Ferry Bridge
Columbia
No major junctions
Richmond Augusta 6.7 10.8 SR 104 (River Watch Parkway) – Martinez
7.0 11.3 SR 104 Conn. west (Washington Road) – Martinez Eastern terminus of SR 104 Connector; eastern terminus of Furys Ferry Road; SR 28 takes on Washington Road name.
7.9 12.7 I‑20 (Carl Sanders Highway) – Atlanta, Columbia I-20, exit 199
10.5 16.9 Broad Street Eastbound exit & westbound entrance; eastern terminus of Washington Road; western terminus of John C. Calhoun Expressway
11.3 18.2 Eve Street/Crawford Avenue interchange
12.2 19.6 15th Street Eastbound exit & westbound entrance; signed as "Fiftheenth Street"
13.1 21.1 Greene Street Eastern terminus of John C. Calhoun Expressway; SR 28 takes on Greene Street name.
14.1 22.7
US 25 Bus. north / SR 104 west (Broad Street)
Eastern terminus of SR 104; western end of US 25 Business concurrency
14.2 22.9 US 1 / US 25 / US 78 / US 278 (Gordon Highway)

US 25 Bus. north / SR 10 / SR 121 (Gordon Highway)
Eastern terminus of US 25 Business; eastern end of US 25 Business concurrency
16.2 26.1 I‑520 (Bobby Jones Expressway) I-520, exit 16; Laney Walker Boulevard Extension
Savannah River 17.8 28.6 SC 28 south (Sand Bar Ferry Road) – Beech Island Sand Bar Ferry Bridge
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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