U.S. Route 25

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U.S. Route 25 marker

U.S. Route 25
Route information
Length: 750 mi[1] (1,210 km)
Existed: 1926[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 17 in Brunswick, GA
 

I-95 near Brunswick, GA
I-16 near Register, GA
I-20 near North Augusta, SC
I-85 in Greenville, SC
I-26 / US 74 near Flat Rock, NC
I-40 in Asheville, NC
US-25E / US-25W in Newport, TN
US 25E / US 25W in North Corbin, KY
I-64 near Lexington, KY

I-71 / I-75 in Covington, KY
North end: US 42 / US 127 in Covington, KY
Highway system

U.S. Route 25 (US 25) is a north–south United States highway that runs for 750 miles (1,210 km) from Brunswick, Georgia to the Ohio state line in Covington, Kentucky.

Route description[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Starting at the intersection of US 17/SR 25 in Brunswick, US 25 goes northwest to Jesup then northeast to Ludowici. It then stays at a general north route through the cities of Statesboro, Millen, Waynesboro and finally Augusta, where it crosses the Savannah River into South Carolina. The overall majority of the route is 4-lane.

South Carolina[edit]

U.S. Route 25 in South Carolina

Entering South Carolina from Augusta, Georgia, US 25 goes north through downtown North Augusta, connecting with I-20 just outside of town. US 25 goes northwesterly through the cities of Edgefield, Greenwood, and Greenville; going due north at Travelers Rest to the North Carolina state line. Majority of the route is 4-lane, with various sections at expressway grade.

From Interstate 85 southwest of Greenville, South Carolina to Interstate 26 southeast of Hendersonville, North Carolina, US 25, is Corridor W of the Appalachian Development Highway System.[2]

North Carolina[edit]

US 25 becomes a freeway from the state line in Tuxedo, in Henderson County, North Carolina. It continues for 9 miles (14 km) before connecting with I-26/US 74 near Flat Rock. Splitting from I-26/US 74 near Fletcher, it goes north through Arden, Biltmore Forest, and downtown Asheville, before reconnecting with I-26 near Woodfin. At Weaverville, US 25 and US 70 travel northwesterly together, through Marshall and Hot Springs into Tennessee.

Tennessee[edit]

Continuing for 20 miles (32 km) from the North Carolina state line to Newport, with US-70, US-25 splits into US-25E and US-25W. US-25E goes north through the cities of White Pine, Morristown, Bean Station, Tazewell, and Harrogate, entering Kentucky via the Cumberland Gap Tunnel. US-25W goes west first to Dandridge then Knoxville then Clinton then turns north and parallels I-75 and turns east going through Caryville, Jacksboro, La Follette and Jellico into Kentucky.

Kentucky[edit]

Entering Kentucky from two locations, US 25E goes through the cities of Middlesboro and Barbourville, while US 25W continues its parallels I-75; both converge in Corbin becoming US 25 again (though US 25E continues west as a connector road to I-75). US 25 parallels I-75 throughout Kentucky, connecting the cities of London, Berea, Richmond, Lexington, and Dry Ridge. US 25 ends in Covington at the Ohio state line over the Ohio River; US 42/US 127 continue into Cincinnati.

History[edit]

Old US 25E sign in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee directing traffic to former route over Cumberland Gap.

US 25 originally extended northward into Ohio and Michigan before Interstate 75 between Cincinnati and Detroit, and Interstate 94 between Detroit and Port Huron, Michigan, made most of US 25 superfluous north of Cincinnati. In Michigan, M-25 continues as the designation of old US 25 between Port Huron and Port Austin.

Relics of US 25 between Brownstown Township, Michigan, (a suburb of Detroit) and Cygnet, Ohio, include US 24, M-125, and State Route 25.

US 25 in Michigan and Ohio was historically known as Dixie Highway, and the road is still so named in some places. It may also be known as "County Road 25A" through some parts of Ohio.

Until 1996 when the Cumberland Gap Tunnel was opened to traffic, from Middlesboro, Kentucky, US 25E climbed the Cumberland Mountains and along the historic Wilderness Road, passed through the Cumberland Gap into Virginia then heading south to enter Tennessee.

Old US 25 north of the intersection of US 11W in Tennessee crossed over Clinch Mountain, following a notorious route consisting of considerable elevation gain and many switchbacks, some of which were full hairpin turn

Major intersections[edit]

Southern segment[edit]

Georgia
US 17 / SR 25 / SR 25 Conn. in Brunswick
US 341 / SR 25 Conn. / SR 27 in Brunswick
I-95 in Dock Junction
US 84 / US 301 / US 341 in Jesup
US 84 / SR 38 / SR 57 in Ludowici
US 280 / SR 30 in Claxton
I-16 south-southwest of Statesboro
US 80 / US 301 / SR 26 / SR 73 in Statesboro
US 80 / SR 26 in Hopeulikit
I-520 in Augusta
US 1 / US 78 / US 278 / SR 10 in Augusta
South Carolina
US 1 / US 78 / US 278 in North Augusta
I-20 / I-520 in North Augusta
US 378 east of McCormick
US 178 southeast of Greenwood
US 221 in Greenwood
US 178 in Hodges
US 76 in Princeton
I-185 south of Greenville
I-85 on Greenville–Gantt line
I-185 / US 29 near Greenville
US 123 on WelcomeParker line
US 276 in Travelers Rest
North Carolina
US 176 southeast of East Flat Rock
I-26 / US 74 east of East Flat Rock
US 64 in Hendersonville
I-26 / US 74 south of Fletcher
I-40 in Asheville

I-240 / US 70 / US 74 Alt. in Asheville
Future I-26 / US 19 / US 23 / US 70 in Woodfin
Future I-26 / US 19 / US 23 in Weaverville
Tennessee
US-25E / US-25W / US-70 / US-321 in Newport

US 25E[edit]

Tennessee
I-81 / US-11E in Morristown
US-11W in Bean Station
US-58 in Cumberland Gap
Kentucky
US 119 in Pineville
US 25 / US 25W in North Corbin
I-75 / KY 770 in North Corbin

US 25W[edit]

Tennessee
US-411 in Newport
I-40 west of Dandridge
US-11E southeast of Mascot
I-40 / US-11E / US-70 in Knoxville
I-40 / I-640 in Knoxville
US-441 in Knoxville
I-75 / I-275 in Knoxville
I-75 / I-640 in Knoxville
I-75 / US-441 in Lake City
US-25W / SR-63 in Caryville
I-75 in Jellico
Kentucky
I-75 north of Williamsburg
I-75 in Corbin
US 25 / US 25E in North Corbin

Northern segment[edit]

Kentucky
I-75 southeast of Mount Vernon
I-75 / US 150 in Mount Vernon
US 421 near Richmond
I-75 in Richmond
I-75 southeast of Lexington
I-75 / US 60 / US 68 / US 421 in Lexington
US 62 / US 460 in Georgetown
US 42 / US 127 in Florence
I-275 in Crestview Hills
I-71 / I-75 in Fort Mitchell
I-71 / I-75 in Covington
Ohio
US 42 / US 127 at the Ohio state line at Cincinnati

See also[edit]


References[edit]

External links[edit]


Browse numbered routes
SR-24 TN SR-25
I-24 KY KY 26
M-24 MI M-25