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 in Dock Junction, 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]

Lengths
  mi km
GA 190.0 305.8
SC 140.6 226.3
NC 75.4 121.3
TN 20.3 32.7
25E 112.8 181.5
25W 145.7 234.5
KY 177.3 285.3
Total 862.1 1,387.4

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 four-lane.[2]

South Carolina[edit]

US 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 four-lane, with various sections at expressway grade.[3]

North Carolina[edit]

US 25 becomes a freeway from the state line in Tuxedo, in Henderson County. It continues for 9 miles (14 km) before connecting with I-26/US 74 near East 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.[4]

Tennessee[edit]

In concurrency with US 70 and SR 9, US 25 enters the state through the Bald Mountains, followed by crossing the French Broad River along Wolf Creek Bridge. Along the northern bank of the French Broad River, it crosses back over and leaves the Cherokee National Forest. US 25 enters Newport, after crossing the Pigeon River, and serves as Broadway Street through the downtown area. At the western edge of Newport, US 25 splits: US 25E towards Morristown and US 25W towards Knoxville.[5]

U.S. Route 25E[edit]

Main article: U.S. Route 25E

Traversing a 112.8 miles (181.5 km) from Newport, Tennessee to Corbin, Kentucky, US 25E connects the cities of White Pine, Morristown, Bean Station, Tazewell and Harrogate in Tennessee. Entering Kentucky via the Cumberland Gap Tunnel, it connects the cities of Middlesboro and Barbourville. In Corbin, after merging back with US 25W, a US 25E connector continues west to I-75.


U.S. Route 25W[edit]

Traversing a 145.7 miles (234.5 km) from Newport, Tennessee to Corbin, Kentucky, US 25W goes west connecting Dandridge, Knoxville and Clinton. Going north in parallel or in concurrency with I-75, it goes through Caryville, Jacksboro, La Follette and Jellico, before crossing the Tennessee/Kentucky line. Continuing north, it goes through Williamsburg before going through downtown Corbin and then reconnecting with US 25E.

Kentucky[edit]

US 25 starts again in Corbin and traverses north, in parallel with I-75, 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 along Clay Wade Bailey Bridge; US 42/US 127 continue into Cincinnati.

ADHS corridors[edit]

US 25 overlaps with three corridors that are part of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS), which is part of Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Passed in 1965, the purpose of ADHS is to generate economic development in previously isolated areas, supplement the interstate system, connect Appalachia to the interstate system, and provide access to areas within the Region as well as to markets in the rest of the nation.[6]

  • Corridor S: From I-81, near Morristown, Tennessee, to SR 63, in Harrogate, Tennessee. The entire 48.7-mile (78.4 km) section of US 25E is authorized for ADHS funding. As of 2013, 22.2 miles (35.7 km) is still slated for construction along the route. Cutting through various mountain ridges, US 25E provides a four-lane limited-access road with interchanges at major intersections.[7]

History[edit]

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

US 25 was established on November 11, 1921 as part of the original United States Numbered Highway system; it was routed along the Dixie Highway, from North Augusta, South Carolina to Port Huron, Michigan, with a two divides (US 25E/US 25W) through Tennessee and Kentucky. In 1928, one divided section between Richmond and Newport, Kentucky was removed; US 25 followed the US 25W routing, while US 25E was replaced by mostly US 27. In 1929, US 25 was extended south into Georgia, ending at US 80, near Statesboro, Georgia. In 1933, US 25 was extended north from Port Huron to Port Austin, Michigan. In 1936, US 25 was extended south again to its current terminus at US 17, in Brunswick, Georgia.

In 1974, US 25 was eliminated in Ohio and Michigan, establishing its northern terminus on the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, in Covington, Kentucky. Its former alignment was replaced by Interstate 75, between Cincinnati and Detroit, and Interstate 94 between Detroit and Port Huron. M-25 continues as the designation of former US 25 between Port Huron and Port Austin.

In 2000, US 25E was rerouted through the Cumberland Gap Tunnel (open four years prior), making a direct link between Tennessee and Kentucky, eliminating Virginia's short section. Its old alignment that went through historic Cumberland Gap was handed over to the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, with the former roadbed through the park restored to an early 19th-century wagon path.[11][12]

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]

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External links[edit]


Browse numbered routes
SR 24 TN SR 25
I‑24 list KY 26