Georgia State Route 59
|Maintained by GDOT|
|Length:||32.3 mi (52.0 km)|
US 441 / US 441 Bus. / SR 15 / SR 15 Alt. in Commerce
|Northeast end:||Lake Hartwell|
|Counties:||Jackson, Banks, Franklin, Hart|
State Route 59 (SR 59) is a 32.3-mile-long (52.0 km) state highway that runs southwest-to-northeast through portions of Jackson, Banks, Franklin, and Hart counties in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route connects Commerce with the northwestern shore of Lake Hartwell, via Carnesville and Lavonia. The highway closely parallels Interstate 85 (I-85).
SR 59 begins at an intersection with US 441/SR 15 (Homer Road) in the northeastern part of Commerce within Jackson County. This intersection also marks the northern terminus of US 441 Business/SR 15 Alternate, which take the Homer Road designation. South of here, US 441/SR 15 are known as Veterans Memorial Parkway. Almost immediately, SR 59 crosses into Banks County. The only major intersections in the county are with eastern terminus of SR 164 and the southern terminus of SR 63. In Franklin County, it intersects SR 51 before meeting the eastern terminus of SR 198. Less than 1 mile (1.6 km) later, it intersects SR 106, which runs concurrent into Carnesville. In town, SR 145 joins the concurrency for just over 1 mile (1.6 km). At the end of the concurrency, SR 59 splits off to continue its northeast routing. In Lavonia, it intersects SR 17, before meeting the northern terminus of SR 77 Connector. About 2 miles (3.2 km) later, the road crosses into Hart County. It intersects SR 77. It continues to the northeast and curves to the east to meet its northern terminus, along the northwestern shore of Lake Hartwell.
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (August 2013)|
Before the construction of Lake Hartwell, SR 59 continued into South Carolina as South Carolina Highway 59. With the I-85 bridge less than 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the old crossing, the states had no need to directly reconnect the roads. SR 59 is not concurrent with I-85 on either side of the lake and the two highways do not officially connect.
US 441 / SR 15 (Veterans Memorial Parkway/Homer Road) / US 441 Bus. south / SR 15 Alt. south (Homer Road) – Athens, Cornelia
||3.9||6.3||SR 164 north – Homer||Southern terminus of SR 164|
|Hudson River||4.9||7.9||Unnamed bridge||Crossing over the Hudson River|
|5.1||8.2||SR 63 north – Toccoa||Southern terminus of SR 63|
||11.7||18.8||SR 51 (Sandy Cross Road) – Homer, Sandy Cross|
|14.2||22.9||SR 198 west – Unity||Eastern terminus of SR 198|
|Middle Fork Broad River||15.0||24.1||Unnamed bridge||Crossing over the Middle Fork Broad River|
|16.0||25.7||SR 320 north – Toccoa||Southern terminus of SR 320|
|Carnesville||16.4||26.4||SR 106 south (Athens Road) – Ila||Southern end of SR 106 concurrency|
|16.8||27.0||SR 145 south (Hull Avenue) – Franklin Springs||Southern end of SR 145 concurrency|
|18.2||29.3||SR 106 north / SR 145||Northern end of SR 106 & SR 145 concurrencies|
|North Fork Broad River||20.9||33.6||Unnamed bridge||Crossing over the North Fork Broad River|
|Lavonia||26.3||42.3||SR 17 (Jones Street) – Royston, Toccoa|
|26.5||42.6||SR 77 Conn. south (Vickery Street)||Northern terminus of SR 77 Connector|
|27.5||44.3||SR 328 north (Gumlog Road) – Avalon||Southern terminus of SR 328|
||30.3||48.8||SR 77 (Providence Church Road/Whitworth Road) – Hartwell|
|Lake Hartwell||32.3||52.0||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Google Inc. Google Maps – Route of SR 59 (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=GA-15+Alt+N%2FGA-59+E&daddr=GA-59+E+to:GA-59+E+to:GA-59+E+to:GA-59+E+to:GA-59+E+to:GA-59+E+to:GA-59+E%2FCommerce+Rd+to:Commerce+Rd+to:Lavonia+Rd+to:GA-59+E+to:GA-59+E+to:West+Ave+to:Brackett+Bridge+Rd+to:Vickery+St+to:GA-59+E%2FKnox+Bridge+Crossing+Rd+to:State+Route+59%2FKnox+Bridge+Crossing+Rd&hl=en&ll=34.386513,-83.211823&spn=0.601779,0.883026&sll=34.477139,-83.025664&sspn=0.001174,0.001725&geocode=FdFdCgId_p0G-w%3BFawRCwIdKSAH-w%3BFWs_CwIddkgH-w%3BFQ9ICwIdBU4H-w%3BFVoPDAIdIrYI-w%3BFcBHDAIdkUkJ-w%3BFWhKDAIdaH8J-w%3BFStYDAId8rwJ-w%3BFUpmDAIdLNMJ-w%3BFS1xDAId3e0J-w%3BFZ20DAIdLxEK-w%3BFUruDAIdiKoK-w%3BFfFyDQId5OEL-w%3BFeR5DQIdYegL-w%3BFcqkDQIdDv8L-w%3BFTvxDQIdap4M-w%3BFVMUDgIdVyIN-w&oq=Lake+Hart&dirflg=h&mra=mi&mrsp=16&sz=19&t=h&z=10. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
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