Gordon Highway

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Gordon Highway
Part of US 78 / US 278 / SR 10 from western terminus on southeastern edge of Harlem to eastern terminus on the GeorgiaSouth Carolina state line on the northeastern edge of Augusta
US 1 in Augusta
US 25 / SR 121 in Augusta
Length 22.8 mi[1] (36.7 km)
Location Southeastern edge of Harlem to the GeorgiaSouth Carolina state line on the northeastern edge of Augusta
West end US 78 / US 278 / SR 10 on the southeastern edge of Harlem
Major
junctions
I‑520 in Augusta
US 1 / SR 4 in Augusta
US 25 / SR 121 in Augusta
East end SR 10 / SR 121
US 1 / US 25 / US 78 / US 278
SC 121 at the GeorgiaSouth Carolina state line on the northeastern edge of Augusta

Gordon Highway is a 22.8-mile-long (36.7 km) major highway in the east-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia, traveling through the southern part of Columbia County and the northeastern part of Richmond County. At its western end, it is a relatively rural highway, but at its eastern end, it is an urban corridor of the Augusta metropolitan area. It connects Harlem and rural areas of southern Columbia County with Grovetown and Augusta. It also serves as the main entry point to Fort Gordon. Its entire length, from the southeastern edge of Harlem to the Georgia–South Carolina state line on the northeastern edge of Augusta, is signed as part of US 78/US 278/SR 10. In Augusta, it is signed as parts of US 1 and US 25/SR 121.

Route description[edit]

Columbia County[edit]

Gordon Highway begins as part of the concurrency of US 78/US 278/SR 10 on the southeastern edge of the city limits of Harlem in Columbia County, where the roadway continues into town with the local name of Milledgeville Road. The highway travels through Campania and Berzelia. A few thousand feet later, Gordon Highway curves to the northeast, crossing into Richmond County (and the city limits of Augusta), and begins paralleling the northern edge of Fort Gordon.[1]

Richmond County[edit]

Kmart store on Gordon Highway

Gordon Highway serves as the access point for Gordon Park Speedway and Augusta State Medical Prison. A short distance later is Fort Gordon's Gate 3, a commercial vehicle gate for the Army base and Gate 2, a variable-hour gate. At the intersection for Gate 2, the highway also intersects the eastern terminus of SR 223 (East Robinson Avenue). Approximately 3.4 miles (5.5 km) later is an intersection with the southern terminus of SR 383 (Jimmy Dyess Parkway) and the northern terminus of an access road to Fort Gordon's Gate 1, the 24-hour main gate for the base. About halfway between here and the interchange with Interstate 520 (I-520; Bobby Jones Expressway), Gordon Highway leaves the edge of Fort Gordon and begins to transition into an urban corridor. After the interstate, the roadway enters the main part of Augusta, passing south of Aquinas High School, and curves to the south-southeast, past the location of the now-closed Regency Mall. Immediately after a slight curve to the east is an intersection with US 1/SR 4 (Deans Bridge Road). US 1 joins the concurrency, while SR 4 continues to the northeast into downtown. Gordon Highway curves slightly to the east-southeast to an interchange with US 25/SR 121 (Peach Orchard Road), which both join the concurrency. The highway travels to the east-northeast and intersects the northern terminus of SR 56 Spur (Doug Barnard Parkway) and the southern terminus of Molly Pond Road. Gordon Highway curves to the north-northeast and intersects Laney-Walker Boulevard, thus effectively entering downtown. It passes just to the northwest of Magnolia Cemetery, Cedar Grove Cemetery, and May Park and southeast of James Brown Arena. A short distance later, they pass to the east of Old Medical College and the Old Government House, then an interchange with US 25 Business/SR 28 (Broad Street). Here, US 25 Business meets its southern terminus. Just after this interchange, the highway crosses over the Savannah River into South Carolina. At the state line, SR 10/SR 121/Gordon Highway end, while US 1/US 25/US 78/US 278, concurrent with SC 121 curve to the northeast toward North Augusta.[1] The entire length of Gordon Highway in Richmond County is part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

History[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Columbia Harlem 0.0 0.0 US 78 west / US 278 west / SR 10 west (Milledgeville Road) Western terminus; western end of US 78/US 278/SR 10 concurrency
Richmond Augusta 8.1 13.0 SR 223 west (East Robinson Avenue) – Grovetown Eastern terminus of SR 223; Fort Gordon's Gate 2
11.5 18.5 SR 383 north (Jimmy Dyess Parkway) Southern terminus of SR 383; northern terminus of access road to Fort Gordon's Gate 1
14.0 22.5 I‑520 (Bobby Jones Expressway) – Atlanta, Columbia, Bush Field I-520, exit 3
17.6 28.3 US 1 south / SR 4 (Deans Bridge Road) Western end of US 1 concurrency
18.6 29.9 US 25 south / SR 121 south (Peach Orchard Road) Western end of US 25/SR 121 concurrency
20.1 32.3 SR 56 Spur south (Doug Barnard Parkway) Northern terminus of SR 56 Spur
22.6 36.4
US 25 Bus. north / SR 28 (Broad Street)
Interchange; southern terminus of US 25 Business
Savannah River 22.8 36.7 Eastern terminus of SR 10/SR 121/Gordon Highway; eastern end of US 78/US 278/SR 10, US 1, & US 25/SR 121 concurrencies; roadway continues as US 1 north/US 25 north/US 78 east/US 278 east/SC 121 north toward North Augusta.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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