U.S. Route 280

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U.S. Route 280 marker

U.S. Route 280
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 80
Maintained by ALDOT and GDOT
Length: 392 mi[1] (631 km)
Major junctions
West end: I‑20 / I‑59 / US-31 in Birmingham, AL
 

I‑459 in Hoover, AL
US-231 in Sylacauga, AL
I‑85 / US-29 / US-431 in Opelika, AL
I‑185 in Columbus, GA
US 19 in Americus, GA
I‑75 in Cordele, GA
US 23 / US 319 / US 341 / US 441 in McRae, GA
US 1 in Lyons
US 25 / US 301 in Claxton, GA

I‑16 near Black Creek, GA
East end: US 80 / SR 26 / SR 30 near Black Creek, GA
Highway system

U.S. Route 280 is a spur of U.S. Highway 80. It currently runs for 392 miles (631 km) from Blichton, Georgia at U.S. Highway 80 to Birmingham, Alabama at I-20/I-59. For much of its route, U.S. 280 travels through rural areas and smaller cities in southern Georgia and east central Alabama. Once the highway approaches Birmingham, it is a major suburban route. Numerous shopping centers are located on U.S. 280 throughout northern Shelby County and southern Jefferson County.

Through Talladega County, Alabama, U.S. 280 is known as the Jim Nabors Highway, in honor of the Sylacauga, Alabama, native known for portraying the television character Gomer Pyle. The historical designation of US-280 and SR-38 is the Florida Short Route.

For many years, US-280 and SR-38 was considered one of the more dangerous routes in Alabama, due to the number of large stretches of narrow two lane roadway leading southeastwardly from Birmingham. Work was completed in 2006 making U.S. 280 a four-lane highway throughout the entire state of Alabama. This project began in the 1970s. As a result, U.S. 280 now bypasses numerous small towns in east Alabama, including Goodwater, Jackson's Gap, Camp Hill and Waverly.

In Georgia, US 280 from Columbus to I-16 is also a Governor's Road Improvement Program (GRIP) corridor known as "Power Alley".[2]

Route description[edit]

Alabama[edit]

US 280 begins at an interchange with Interstate 20, Interstate 59, and U.S. Route 31 in downtown Birmingham. US 280 continues south, cosigned with US 31 along the Elton B. Stephens Expressway (locally known as the Red Mountain Expressway). The routes interchange with U.S. Route 11 and U.S. Route 78 prior to exiting the city. At Homewood, the expressway comes to an end as US 280 separates from US 31. In Cahaba Heights, US 280 interchanges with Interstate 459.

US 280 is paired with unsigned State Route 38 throughout the state. The U.S. Highway has a length of 141.356 miles (227.490 km) in Alabama.[3]

Georgia[edit]

US 280 begins in Georgia at the state's border with Alabama in Columbus. There it is paired with State Route 520 and U.S. Route 27. It maintains this designation as it passes through Fort Benning. US 280 continues east, where it passes through Plains (the boyhood home of Jimmy Carter) and becomes cosigned State Route 30 in Americus. It maintains this designation until the route's terminus in Blichton.

History[edit]

Prior to the completion of the Elton B. Stephens (Red Mountain) Expressway in Birmingham, U.S. 31, U.S. 78 and U.S. 280 overlapped until they junctioned U.S. Route 11 at the intersection of 1st Avenue North and 24th Street.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
Jefferson Birmingham 0.000 0.000 I‑20 / I‑59 – Tuscaloosa, Atlanta, Gadsden
US-31 north (Carraway Boulevard / SR-3)
Western terminus; I-20 / I-59 exit 126A; west end of concurrency with US-31 / SR-3
2nd Avenue North Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
0.835 1.344 US-11 (1st Avenue North / SR-7) Westbound exit only
1.245 2.004 US-78 (3rd-4th Avenue South / SR-4)
1.598 2.572 SR-149 (University Boulevard)
Highland Avenue / Arlington Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
21st Avenue South Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Homewood 3.331 5.361 US-31 south / Rosedale Drive – Montgomery, Homewood east end of US-31 / SR-3 overlap; west end of SR-38 overlap
Birmingham
Homewood
Hollywood Boulevard - Mountain Brook, Birmingham Zoo-Gardens east end of freeway
  4.737 7.623 SR-149 – Homewood, Mountain Brook interchange
Mountain Brook Pump House Road - Cahaba Heights interchange
Birmingham 7.899 12.712 I‑459 – Atlanta, Gadsden, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa I-459 exit 19
Colonnade Drive interchange
Shelby Hoover 11.819 19.021 SR-119 (Cahaba Valley Road) – Leeds, Oak Mountain State Park, Oak Mountain Public Lake, Heardmont Park, Lake Purdy
Harpersville 29.431 47.365 US-231 north / SR-25 (SR-53 north) – Vincent, Wilsonville, Pell City west end of US-231 / SR 53 overlap
Erratta 34.437 55.421 SR-76 west (Klein Road) – Columbiana, Montevallo West end of concurrency with SR-76
Talladega Childersburg 35.523 57.169 SR-235 north (Coosa Pines Road)
36.109 58.112 SR-76 east (1st Street) / CR-008 west – Childersburg, Fayetteville, Kymulga Covered Bridge and Grist Mill, Talladega College Historic District, DeSoto Caverns East end of concurrency with SR-76
Sylacauga 47.310 76.138 US-231 south / SR-21 (SR-53 south) – Sylacauga, Montgomery interchange; east end of US-231 / SR-53 overlap
Coosa Socapatoy 63.362 101.971 SR-9 – Wetumpka, Goodwater interchange
Kellyton 65.221 104.963 SR-115 south / Firehouse Road – Kellyton
Tallapoosa Alexander City 70.096 112.809 SR-22 west (Rockford Highway) – Rockford, Historic Downtown Alexander City, Charles E. Bailey Sportplex West end of concurrency with SR-22
71.788 115.532 SR-22 east / SR-63 (Cherokee Road) – Alex City, Eclectic, Central Alabama Community College, Wind Creek State Park, Historic Downtown Alexander City East end of concurrency with SR-22
Dadeville 83.501 134.382 SR-49 north (Horseshoe Bend Road) – New Site, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park West end of concurrency with SR-49
84.821 136.506 SR-49 south (North Broadnax Street) – Dadeville Business District, StillWaters, Tallapoosa County Historical Museum East end of concurrency with SR-49
Camp Hill SR-50 east / CR-34 west – Camp Hill, Lyman Ward, StillWaters, Camp Hill Business District west end of SR-50 overlap
91.488 147.236 SR-50 west – Lyman Ward, Girls Ranch east end of SR-50 overlap
Chambers
No major junctions
Lee Auburn 104.511 168.194 SR-147 north – LaFayette West end of concurrency with SR-147
The Bottle 104.911 168.838 SR-147 south (North College Street) – Auburn East end of concurrency with SR-147
Opelika 110.241 177.416 Pepperell Parkway former US-29
111.851 180.007 I‑85 south / US-29 south (SR-15) – Montgomery west end of I-85 / US-29 / SR-15 overlap; US 280 west follows exit 58
113.871 183.258 SR-51 to SR-169 – Opelika, Hurtsboro I-85 exit 60
115.294 185.548 I‑85 north / US-29 north (SR-15) – Atlanta
US-431 north (Columbus Parkway / SR-1) – Opelika, Southern Union State Community College
east end of I-85 / US-29 / SR-15 overlap; west end of US-431 / SR-1 overlap; US 280 east follows exit 62
Russell Phenix City 137.659 221.541 US-80 east (SR-8) to I‑185 – Columbus west end of US-80 / SR-8 overlap
138.598 223.052 US-80 west (Crawford Road / SR-8) – Montgomery east end of US-80 / SR-8 overlap
140.466 226.058 US-431 south (SR-1) – Eufaula, Dothan interchange; east end of US-431 / SR-1 overlap
Colin L. Powell Parkway / Seale Road interchange
Chattahoochee River 141.356
0.0
227.490
0.0
Oglethorpe Bridge
Muscogee Columbus US 27 north / SR 1 north (Veterans Parkway) – Hamilton, Waverly Hall, Airport West end of concurrency with US 27 / SR 1
see SR 520 (mile 0.0-35.1)
Stewart Richland SR 520 east / SR 27 west – Dawson, Lumpkin East end of concurrency with SR 520; west end of concurrency with SR 27
Webster Preston SR 41 south (Washington Street) – Weston, Dawson West end of concurrency with SR 41
SR 41 north (Cass Street) – Buena Vista, Ellaville East end of concurrency with SR 41
Sumter Plains SR 45 south (Bond Street) to SR 308 – Dawson, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
  SR 49 south – Dawson West end of concurrency with SR 49
  US 19 south / SR 3 south / Spring Street – Albany West end of concurrency with US 19 / SR 3
Americus US 19 north / SR 3 north / SR 30 west (South MLK Boulevard) – Ellaville, Buena Vista East end of concurrency with US 19 / SR 3; west end of concurrency with SR 30
SR 377 south (Lee Street)
SR 49 north (Tripp Street / Crawford Street) – Oglethorpe, Andersonville, Andersonville National Historic Site, Airport, South Georgia Technical College, Georgia Southwestern State University East end of concurrency with SR 49
SR 27 east (Vienna Road) – Vienna East end of concurrency with SR 27
Leslie SR 118 south / SR 195 south (Bailey Avenue) – Leesburg, Smithville, Georgia Rural Telephone Museum west end of SR 195 overlap
De Soto SR 195 north – Andersonville east end of SR 195 overlap
Crisp   SR 300 Conn. south – Albany, Camilla
Cordele US 41 / SR 7 / SR 90 north (7th Street) – Vienna, Ashburn, Historic Downtown Cordele West end of concurrency with SR 90
I‑75 (SR 401) to SR 300 – Macon, Valdosta, Albany I-75 exit 101
SR 90 south – Rebecca East end of concurrency with SR 90
Wilcox Pitts SR 159 south (10th Street) – Rebecca, Ashburn
SR 215 north (8th Street) – Vienna West end of concurrency with SR 215
Rochelle SR 112 / SR 233 (Ashley Street) – Hawkinsville, Rebecca
SR 215 south (Gordon Street) – Fitzgerald east end of SR 215 overlap
Abbeville US 129 / SR 11 (Broad Street) – Hawkinsville, Fitzgerald, Wilcox State Prison
Dodge   SR 87 north (Abbeville Highway) – Eastman, Hawkinsville
Rhine SR 117 / SR 165 north (Central Street) – Eastman, Jacksonville West end of concurrency with SR 165
Telfair Milan SR 165 south (Mt. Zion Street) East end of concurrency with SR 165
McRae US 319 south / US 441 south / SR 31 south – Fitzgerald, Douglas West end of concurrency with US 319 / US 441 / SR 31
US 23 south / US 341 south / SR 27 south (Oak Street) – Hazlehurst
US 23 north / US 341 north / SR 27 north – Eastman
Wheeler   US 319 north / US 441 north / SR 31 north – Dublin, Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge East end of concurrency with US 319 / US 441 / SR 31
  SR 149 south – Scotland
Alamo SR 126 (Commerce Street) – Cadwell, Lumber City
Glenwood SR 19 (2nd Street) – Dublin, Lumber City
Montgomery Mount Vernon US 221 / SR 56 (Railroad Avenue) to I‑16 – Soperton, Uvalda
Ailey Broad Street former SR 227 north
Higgston SR 15 north / SR 29 north / SR 135 south (James Street) to I‑16 – Tarrytown, Soperton, Uvalda west end of SR 15 / SR 29 overlap
Toombs Vidalia SR 130 (Adams Street) – Uvalda
SR 15 south / SR 29 south (Jackson Street) – Baxley east end of SR 15 / SR 29 overlap
Lyons US 1 / SR 4 (South State Street) to I‑16 – Swainsboro, Baxley
  SR 86 west – Oak Park
Tattnall Reidsville SR 56 west (Shepards Bridge Road) – Uvalda
SR 147 west (Tattnall Street) – State Prison
SR 23 / SR 57 / SR 121 (Main Street) to I‑16 – Metter, Glennville
Evans Bellville SR 169 (Smith Street) to I‑16 – Bellville, Jesup
  SR 292 west – Manassas
Claxton SR 129 north (Ralph Street) – Metter West end of concurrency with SR 129
US 25 / US 301 / SR 73 (Duval Street) – Statesboro, Glennville
SR 129 south (River Street) east end of SR 129 overlap
Bryan Pembroke SR 67 north / SR 119 south (Main Street) to I‑16 west end of SR 67 / SR 119 overlap
SR 67 south / SR 119 north (College Street) to I‑16 – Springfield east end of SR 67 / SR 119 overlap
Lanier SR 204 east to I‑95 – Ellabell
  I‑16 (SR 404) – Macon, Savannah I-16 exit 143
Blitchton US 80 / SR 26 / SR 30 east – Statesboro, Savannah Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ US Highways from US 1 to US 830 Robert V. Droz
  2. ^ "Governor’s Road Improvement Program (GRIP)". Georgia Department of Transportation. 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Alabama Department of Transportation. "Milepost Maps". Retrieved 2011-11-23.