Interstate 95 in Georgia

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Interstate 95 marker

Interstate 95
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 112.03 mi[1] (180.29 km)
Major junctions
South end: I-95 at Florida state line
 

US 17 / US 82 near Brunswick
US 25 / US 341 near Brunswick
I-16 in Savannah

US 80 in Pooler
North end: I-95 at South Carolina state line
Location
Counties: Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, Liberty, Bryan, Chatham, Effingham
Highway system

Georgia State Routes
Former

SR 94 SR 95
SR 404 Georgia 405.svg SR 406

Interstate 95 (I-95), the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States, serves the Atlantic coast of the U.S. state of Georgia. It begins at the St. Marys River at the Florida state line north of Jacksonville and travels to the north past the South Carolina state line at the Savannah River. Interstate 95 in Georgia has the unsigned designation of State Route 405 (SR 405).

Route description[edit]

All of I-95 in Georgia has three lanes in each direction, except in the Brunswick area, where it has four lanes in each direction. From the Florida state line to west of Savannah, I-95 travels along the U.S. Route 17 (US 17) corridor, passing near or through marshlands, and is close to the Atlantic coastline.

The State Welcome Centers on both ends of I-95 are integrated with other interchanges. The northbound Welcome Center is built into the northbound off-ramp with Exit 1, while the on-ramp from here runs under a bridge beneath the same off-ramp before leading back onto northbound I-95. The southbound Welcome Center can be found just after the off-ramp for first southbound truck weighing center, only for both facilities to share an on ramp back to southbound I-95. Other rest areas, weigh stations, and visitors centers operate independently with no access to any other facilities or destinations.

Northbound I-95 at the interchange with I-16; Note the crossing gates at the on and off ramps

I-95 intersects I-16 near Savannah (Exit 99 A & B). Ramps to and from the eastbound lanes of I-16 feature barrier gates to prevent traffic from entering I-16 in the wrong direction during contraflow lane reversal for hurricane evacuations.

The only auxiliary route for I-95 in Georgia is a Business Loop in Darien. Another Business Loop used to exist for Brunswick however.

History[edit]

In 1998, the Georgia State Senate passed a resolution to designate the portion of Interstate 95 between the Ogeechee River (BryanChatham county line) north to the Savannah River in the Greater Savannah Area as the Tom P. Coleman Highway, in honor of Tom Coleman, a Democrat who served as State Senator from 1981 to 1995.[2]

Until 2000, the state of Georgia used the sequential interchange numbering system on all of its Interstate Highways. The first exit on each highway would begin with the number "1" and increase numerically with each exit. In 2000, the Georgia Department of Transportation switched to a mileage-based exit system, in which the exit number corresponded to the nearest milepost.[3][4]

Construction to widen I-95 from two to three lanes started with the Chatham County segment in 1989, with the other county segments done in phases, with the project completed throughout Georgia on December 10, 2010.

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile km Old exit[4] New exit Destinations Notes
St. Mary's River 0.00 0.00 Florida–Georgia state line
I-95 continues into Florida
Camden Kingsland 1 1 St. Mary's Road – St. Mary's Northbound traffic can access the Georgia Welcome Center using exit 1
2 3 SR 40 (East King Avenue) – Kingsland, St. Mary's
Woodbine 2A 6 Martin Luther King Boulevard – Woodbine
3 7 Harriet's Bluff Road
4 14 SR 25 Spur – Woodbine
  22 Horse Stamp Church Road Fully opened April 3, 2012
Waverly 5 26 Dover Bluff Road
Glynn Brunswick 6 29 US 17 / US 82 / SR 520 – Brunswick, Jekyll Island, Waverly
7 36 US 25 (New Jesup Highway) / US 341 / SR 27 – Jesup, Brunswick Signed as exits 36A (south) and 36B (north); previously signed as exits 7A and 7B accordingly
Dock Junction 8 38 SR 25 Spur (Golden Isles Parkway) to US 17 – Brunswick
  9 42 I-95 Bus. south / SR 99 – Darien
McIntosh Darien 10 49 I-95 Bus. north / SR 251 – Darien
Townsend 11 58 SR 57 / SR 99 – Eulonia, Ludowici
Liberty Riceboro 12 67 US 17 / SR 25 – South Newport, Riceboro
Midway 13 76 US 84 / SR 38 – Midway, Sunbury
Bryan Richmond Hill 14 87 US 17 (Coastal Highway) – Richmond Hill, Midway
15 90 SR 144 – Fort Stewart, Richmond Hill Signed as Old Clyde Road northbound
Chatham Savannah 16 94 SR 204 – Savannah, Pembroke
Pooler 17 99 I-16 (Jim Gillis Historic Savannah Parkway) – Savannah, Macon Signed as exits 99A (east) and 99B (west); previously signed as exits 17A and 17B accordingly
18 102 US 80 / SR 26 – Pooler, Garden City
Savannah 18A 104 Airport Sign.svg Pooler Parkway, Airways Avenue – Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
106 Jimmy Deloach Parkway – Bloomingdale, Port Wentworth Signed as exits 106A (south) and 106B (north)
Port Wentworth 19 109 SR 21 / SR 30 – Port Wentworth
Effingham
No major junctions
Savannah River 112.03 180.29 Georgia–South Carolina state line
I-95 continues into South Carolina
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Business loops[edit]

Darien[edit]

Interstate 95 Business
Location: Darien, Georgia

The Interstate 95 Business Loop (BL 95) for Darien begins at Exit 42 on I-95, and runs concurrent with SR 99. It then joins US 17/SR 25 (Ocean Highway) and follows the road north in a triple concurrency. After SR 99 separates to the northeast in downtown Darien, BL 95 turns northwest onto SR 251 where it reunites with I-95 at its northern terminus on Exit 49.

Brunswick[edit]

Interstate 95 Business
Location: Brunswick, Georgia

The former Interstate 95 Business Loop (BL 95) for Brunswick used to serve Brunswick and the Golden Isles between Exits 29 and 38 (former Exits 6 and 8). It was concurrent with US 17/SR 25 but no longer exists. The route returned to I-95 via SR 25 Spur.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of Transportation Data (December 31, 2003) (PDF). Interstate Mileage Report (Report). Georgia Department of Transportation. 1DPP438. Archived from the original on February 18, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20060218010013/http://www.dot.state.ga.us/DOT/plan-prog/transportation_data/400reports/2003/dpp438_2003.pdf. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Staff (March 9, 1998). "State Resolution 648: Designate portion of I-95 in honor of Tom Coleman and Mack Mattingly". First Reader Summary. Georgia General Assembly. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Staff (June 12, 2003). "Georgia's Interstate Exit Numbers". Georgia Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on February 15, 2004. Retrieved April 30, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b Staff (June 12, 2003). "Interstate 95". Georgia's Interstate Exit Numbers. Georgia Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on February 26, 2004. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Interstate Business Route 95". Interstate Guide. AARoads. June 10, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing


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