Georgia State Route 10

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State Route 10 marker

State Route 10
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 171.00 mi[1] (275.20 km)
Major junctions
West end: I-75 / I-85 in Downtown Atlanta
  I-285 / SR 407 east of Decatur
I-20 / SR 402 north of Thomson
I-520 / SR 415 west of Augusta
East end: US 1 / US 25 / US 78 / US 278, SR 121, SC 121 at the South Carolina state line in Augusta
Location
Counties: Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Walton, Oconee, Clarke, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, McDuffie, Columbia, Richmond
Highway system

Georgia State Routes
Former

SR 9 SR 11

Georgia State Route 10 (SR 10) is a state highway in the US state of Georgia. It travels from Downtown Atlanta to the South Carolina state line in Augusta.

Route description[edit]

Georgia State Route 10 in Avondale Estates.

SR 10's western terminus is at the Downtown Connector (Interstate 75/Interstate 85, a.k.a. I-75/I-85) in Downtown Atlanta. Its eastern terminus is at the South Carolina state line in Augusta. The western end of SR 10 travels along Freedom Parkway, which bypasses the Carter Center to the west.

In the Athens area, SR 10 is concurrent with US 78 BUS from Atlanta Highway in Bogart, through the historic Athens business district, by the University of Georgia on Broad Street, and out to the southeastern part of the Athens Perimeter. At this point, US 78 BUS ends and mainline US 78 rejoins the route on Lexington Road.

History[edit]

The Freedom Parkway portion of Georgia 10 uses the right-of-way of a canceled inner-city Interstate highway project, I-485, which would have run eastward (and in a later routing, northward) from Downtown Atlanta. The original I-485 interchange with I-75/85 in downtown Atlanta is now used for access to Freedom Parkway, though the reduced number of lanes (compared to what was originally planned) makes the interchange look somewhat over-sized for its current purpose. The eastern portion of I-485 was completed as the Stone Mountain Freeway, which also carries SR 10 out to the City of Stone Mountain.

The land that Freedom Parkway uses around the Carter Center, as well as the land the Carter Center sits on, was originally slated to be used for the I-485 interchange with I-475 (now known as SR 400 further north and I-675 further south), had those roadways been completed through the city of Atlanta proper. Community opposition ended plans for roadway construction in the 1970s when Jimmy Carter was governor of Georgia, but only after hundreds of homes has already been taken by eminent domain and demolished.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Fulton Atlanta 0.0 0.0 I-75 / I-85 (Downtown Connector) Western terminus
1.7 2.7 US 29 south / US 78 west / US 278 west / SR 8 west (Ponce de Leon Avenue N.E.) Western end of US 29/US 78/US 278/SR 8 concurrency
2.3 3.7 US 23 south (Moreland Avenue N.E.) / SR 42 (Briarcliff Road N.E.) Western end of US 23 concurrency
DeKalb 4.0 6.4 US 23 north / US 29 north / US 78 east / SR 8 east (Ponce de Leon Avenue N.E.) Eastern end of US 23/US 29/US 78/SR 8 concurrency
Decatur 6.3 10.1 SR 155 (South Candler Street)
Avondale Estates 8.5 13.7 US 278 east / SR 12 east (Covington Highway) – Lithonia Eastern end of US 278 concurrency
  9.4 15.1 I-285 (The Perimeter)
Stone Mountain 14.7 23.7 US 78 west / SR 410 west (Stone Mountain Freeway) Western end of US 78 concurrency
Stone Mountain Park 16.1 25.9 SR 236 (Hugh Howell Road) – Tucker
Gwinnett Snellville 24.1 38.8 SR 124 (Scenic Highway)
25.6 41.2 SR 84 (Grayson Parkway/Rockdale Circle)
Walton Loganville 31.5 50.7 SR 20 – Lawrenceville, Conyers
32.4 52.1 SR 81 north (Lawrenceville Highway) – Winder Western end of SR 81 concurrency
32.7 52.6 SR 81 south – Covington Eastern end of SR 81 concurrency
Monroe 40.8 65.7 SR 10 Bus. east (West Spring Street)
41.5 66.8 SR 138 – Conyers
42.3 68.1 SR 11 (North Broad Street) – Winder
44.2 71.1 SR 10 Bus. west (East Spring Street)
45.2 72.7 SR 83 south – Madison
Oconee   53.8 86.6 SR 53 – Watkinsville, Winder
  58.0 93.3
US 29 south / US 78 east / US 78 Bus. east / SR 316
Eastern end of US 78 concurrency; western end of US 78 BUS concurrency
Clarke Athens 61.5 99.0 SR 10 Loop (Paul Broun Parkway) / SR 422
66.0 106.2 SR 15 Alt. (Milledge Av) – Watkinsville, Jefferson
68.1 109.6
US 29 / US 78 west / US 78 Bus. / US 129
US 441 / SR 10 Loop (Paul Broun Parkway) / SR 15 / SR 422
Western end of US 78 concurrency; eastern end of US 78 BUS concurrency
Oglethorpe Lexington 83.9 135.0 SR 22 north (Comer Road) Western end of SR 22 concurrency
84.2 135.5 SR 77 west (Union Point Road) Western end of SR 77 concurrency
84.8 136.5 SR 77 east – Elberton Eastern end of SR 77 concurrency
  86.0 138.4 SR 22 south (Crawfordville Road) – Crawfordville Eastern end of SR 22 concurrency
Wilkes Washington 107 172
US 78 Bus. east / SR 10 Bus. east
109 175 SR 44 west (North Mercer Street) – Greensboro Western end of SR 44 concurrency
110 177 SR 17 Bus. / SR 44 east Eastern end of SR 44 concurrency
110 177 SR 17 north – Elberton Western end of SR 17 concurrency
111 179
US 78 Bus. west / SR 10 Bus. west / SR 17 Bus. north / SR 47 (East Robert Toombs Avenue)
US 378 east / SR 47 (Lincolnton Road) – Lincolnton
  114 183 SR 80 south (Wrightsboro Road)
McDuffie   129 208 SR 43 north (Lincolnton Road) – Lincolnton
  132 212 SR 17 (Washington Road) Eastern end of SR 17 concurrency; US 78/SR 10 follow SR 17 BYP.
Thomson 134 216 SR 150 (Cobbham Road) – Phinizy
135 217 SR 223 (White Oak Road)
137 220 US 278 west / SR 12 west (Augusta Highway) – Warrenton
Columbia Harlem 148 238 US 221 / SR 47 (Louisville Street) – Appling, Wrens
Richmond Fort Gordon 157 253 SR 223 (East Robinson Avenue) – Grovetown, Fort Gordon's Gate 2
160 257 SR 383 north (Jimmie Dyess Parkway), Fort Gordon's Gate 1
Augusta 163 262 I-520 (Bobby Jones Expressway)
166 267 US 1 south / SR 4 (Deans Bridge Road) – Wrens Western end of US 1 concurrency
167 269 US 25 south / SR 121 south (Peach Orchard Road) – Waynesboro Western end of US 25/SR 121 concurrency
169 272 SR 56 Spur south (Doug Barnard Parkway)
171 275
US 25 Bus. north / SR 28
Savannah River Georgia–South Carolina state line, SR 10 ends
Aiken North Augusta 172 277 US 1 north / US 25 north / US 78 east / US 278 east, SR 121 south, SC 121 north Eastern terminus; eastern end of US 1/US 25/US 78/US 278/GA SR 121 concurrency; US 1/US 25/US 78/US 278/SC SR 121 continue into South Carolina.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing