Georgia State Route 17
|Maintained by GDOT|
|Length:||293.0 mi (471.5 km)|
|South end:||I‑16 south of Bloomingdale|
| US 25 / SR 23 / SR 67 / SR 121 in Millen
US 1 / SR 4 / SR 24 in Louisville
US 1 Bus. / US 221 / SR 4 Bus. in Louisville
US 1 / US 221 / SR 4 in Wrens
US 278 / SR 12 / SR 150 / SR 223 in Thomson
I‑20 north of Thomson
I‑85 northwest of Lavonia
US 76 / SR 2 / SR 515 north-northeast of Young Harris
|North end:||NC 69/ SR 515 at the North Carolina state line northwest of Hiawassee|
|Counties:||Chatham, Effingham, Screven, Jenkins, Burke, Jefferson, Warren, McDuffie, Wilkes, Elbert, Hart, Franklin, Stephens, Habersham, White, Towns|
State Route 17 (SR 17) is a 293-mile-long (472 km) state highway that runs south-to-north through portions of Chatham, Effingham, Screven, Jenkins, Burke, Jefferson, Warren, McDuffie, Wilkes, Elbert, Hart, Franklin, Stephens, Habersham, White, and Towns counties in the east-central and northeastern parts of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route connects Interstate 16 south of Bloomingdale to the North Carolina state line, northwest of Hiawassee, via Thomson and Washington.
- 1 Route description
- 2 History
- 3 Major intersections
- 4 Bannered routes
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
From Bloomingdale to Washington
SR 17 begins at exit 152 on I-16, the westernmost exit for I-16 in Chatham County. SR 17 runs north to Bloomingdale, where it begins a concurrency with US 80/SR 26 westward. After entering Effingham County, SR 17 departs US 80/SR 26, and continues northwest, paralleling the Ogeechee River through rural parts of Effingham, Screven, and Jenkins Counties before arriving in Millen.
After a short concurrency with SR 23 and SR 67 in Millen, SR 17 continues west, then northwest, still parallel to the Ogeechee River, to Louisville. SR 17 runs concurrent with US 1/US 221/SR 4 from Louisville north to Wrens. In Wrens, SR 17 departs and continues to the northwest to Thomson.
In Thomson, SR 17 runs concurrent with US 78/SR 10 north to Washington. Just north of Thomson is an interchange with Interstate 20. In Washington, SR 17 departs the concurrency with US 78/SR 10, and intersects with US 378, before leaving the town.
From Washington to Toccoa
After passing through Washington, SR 17 passes through the small town of Tignall as it continues into the mountains of northeast Georgia, first passing through Elberton, where it has a short concurrency with SR 72, then Bowman, where it intersects SR 172, and bypassing the town of Royston.
In Canon, it intersects and runs concurrent with SR 51; the concurrency ends in the small town of Bowersville, where SR 51 departs east towards Hartwell, and SR 17 heads north towards the city of Lavonia. In Lavonia, SR 17 goes through downtown before becoming a divided highway as it has a partial cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 85 just north of downtown Lavonia. Afterwards, the divided highway ends, and SR 17 continues on its way through rural Stephens County before reaching the city of Toccoa.
From Toccoa to Young Harris
Southeast of Toccoa, the route turns to a westerly direction, bypassing the city on another divided highway towards Clarkesville, running concurrent with US 123/SR 365 in the process. Sometime after entering Habersham County, the route departs northwest, with US 123 ending soon after and SR 365 heading southwest towards the cities of Gainesville and Atlanta. There is a concurrency with SR 115 somewhere around the Clarkesville area. Outside of Clarkesville, the route continues northwest, passing through the historic Nachoochee Valley.
SR 17 then begins a concurrency with SR 75. The routes travel north through the tourist town of Helen. The two routes continue north over Unicoi Gap, then descend into the Hiawassee River valley. East of the town of Hiawassee, Georgia, the routes begin a concurrency with US 76/SR 2.
In Hiawassee, SR 75 departs to the north. A few miles to the west, in Young Harris, SR 17 departs US 76/SR 2, and begins a short concurrency to the north with SR 515 until they both reach their northern terminus at the North Carolina border. The road continues into North Carolina as North Carolina Highway 69.
All of SR 17, from Louisville to a point southeast of Clarkesville (an intersection of US 23/US 441/SR 15 with US 123/SR 17), is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.
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|Chatham||Bloomingdale||0.0||0.0||I‑16 (SR 404) – Macon, Savannah||I-16 exit 152|
|US 80 east / SR 26 east to I‑95 – Pooler, Savannah||Southern end of US 80/SR 26 concurrency|
|To I‑95 / Jimmy DeLoach Parkway|
|Effingham||||US 80 west / SR 26 west / SR 30 west – Statesboro||Northern end of US 80/SR 26 concurrency, southern end of SR 30 concurrency|
|||SR 30 east (Noel C. Conaway Road) – Port Wentworth||Northern end of SR 30 concurrency|
|Guyton||SR 119 (Springfield Avenue) – Pembroke, Springfield|
|Screven||Oliver||SR 24 – Statesboro, Newington|
|Cooperville||US 301 / SR 73 – Statesboro, Sylvania|
|Jenkins||||SR 17 Byp. west (Recreation Drive)||Southern terminus of SR 17 Byp|
|Millen||SR 23 north (North Masonic Street) / SR 67 north (East Winthrope Avenue) – Sardis, Sylvania||south end of SR 23/SR 67 concurrency|
|US 25 / SR 121 / SR 23 south / SR 67 south / SR 17 Byp. east – Statesboro, Waynesboro||north end of SR 23/SR 67 concurrency|
|Burke||Midville||SR 56 (Jones Street) – Swainsboro, Waynesboro|
|||SR 78 west (Midville Highway) – Wadley||Northern terminus of SR 78|
|Jefferson||Louisville||US 1 south / SR 4 south – Wadley||Southern end of US 1/SR 4 concurrency|
|SR 24 (Waynesboro Road) – Louisville, Waynesboro|
US 221 south / US 1 Bus. south / SR 4 Bus. south (Peachtree Street) – Louisville, Bartow
|Northern terminus of US 1 Bus./SR 4 Bus., southern end of US 221 concurrency|
|||SR 296 north – Stapleton||Southern terminus of SR 296|
|Wrens||SR 88 west – Orange||Southern end of SR 88 concurrency|
|US 1 north / US 221 north / SR 4 north / SR 88 east (Main Street) – Harlem, Augusta||Northern end of US 1/US 221/SR 4/SR 88 concurrency|
|SR 80 east (Broad Street) / SR 102 west (Stapleton Highway) – Stapleton, Waynesboro||Eastern terminus of SR 102, southern end of SR 80 concurrency|
|||SR 80 west – Warrenton||Northern end of SR 80 concurrency|
|Warren||||SR 296 south – Stapleton|
|||SR 17 Conn. west (Purvis School Road)||Eastern terminus of SR 17 Conn.|
|McDuffie||||SR 17 Byp. north (Thomson Bypass) – Lincolnton, Washington, truck route to SR 10 / SR 12 west / SR 17 north||Southern terminus of SR 17 Byp|
|Thomson||US 278 (Hill Street) / SR 12 – Warrenton, Dearing, Augusta|
|SR 223 east (Whiteoak Street)||Southern end of SR 223 concurrency|
|SR 150 east (Gordon Street) / I‑20 / Tom Watson Way – Cedar Rock, Camak, Clarks Hill, Mistletoe State Park||Western terminus of SR 150, northern end of SR 223 concurrency; former SR 223 west|
|||I‑20 (SR 402) – Atlanta, Augusta||I-20 exit 172|
|||US 78 east / SR 10 east / SR 17 Byp. south (Thomson Bypass)||Northern terminus of SR 17 Byp, southern end of US 78/SR 10 concurrency|
|||SR 43 north (Lincolnton Road) – Lincolnton, Elijah Clark State Park||Southern terminus of SR 43|
|Wilkes||||SR 80 south to I‑20 – Warrenton|
|||SR 47 Conn. north||Southern terminus of SR 47 Conn.|
US 378 east / US 78 Bus. west / SR 47 / SR 10 Bus. west (R. Toombs Avenue) – Lincolnton, Washington CBD, Crawfordville, Elijah Clark State Park
|US 78 west / SR 10 west – Lexington, Athens||Northern end of US 78/SR 10 concurrency|
|SR 44 (Danburg Road) – Washington, Danburg|
|||SR 17 Bus. south (Tignall Road) – Washington||Northern terminus of SR 17 Bus.|
|Elbert||Elberton||SR 72 east (Calhoun Falls Highway) – Calhoun Falls, SC, Lake Russell, Airport||Southern end of SR 72 concurrency|
|SR 77 Conn. north (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) – Hartwell, Anderson, SC, truck route to SR 77||Southern terminus of SR 77 Conn.|
|SR 77 (Oliver Street) – Lexington, Hartwell, Richard B. Russell State Park and Golf Course|
|||SR 72 west (Athens Highway) – Athens||Northern end of SR 72 concurrency|
|Bowman||SR 172 (Broad Street) – Colbert, Hartwell|
|Hart||||SR 17 Bus. north||Southern terminus of SR 17 Bus.|
|Royston||US 29 / SR 8 (Hartwell Street) – Danielsville, Hartwell|
|Franklin||SR 17 Bus. south (Bowersville Street)||Northern terminus of SR 17 Bus.|
|Canon||SR 51 west (Starr's Bridge Road) – Carnesville||Southern end of SR 51 concurrency|
|Hart||Bowersville||SR 51 east (Scheafer Street) – Bowersville, Hartwell||Northern end of SR 51 concurrency|
|Franklin||||SR 327 south (New Franklin Church Road) – Victoria Bryant State Park||Northern terminus of SR 327|
|Lavonia||SR 59 / SR 77 Conn. east (West Avenue) – Carnesville, Hartwell, Tugaloo State Park, Hart State Park|
|I‑85 (SR 403) – Atlanta, Greenville||I-85 exit 173|
|Stephens||Avalon||SR 328 east (Gumlog Road) – Tugaloo State Park||Western terminus of SR 328|
|Toccoa||SR 17 Alt. north (Big A Road) – Toccoa, Georgia Baptist Conference Center, Currahee Military Museum||Southern terminus of SR 17 Alt.|
|||SR 145 (Liberty Hill Road) – Toccoa|
|Toccoa||SR 63 / SR 106 (Mize Road) – Carnesville, Georgia Baptist Conference Center|
|||US 123 north / SR 365 north / SR 184 – Toccoa, Lake Hartwell, Georgia Baptist Conference Center, Currahee Military Museum, Airport||Southern end of US 123/SR 365 concurrency|
|Habersham||||US 23 south / US 441 south / SR 365 south – Gainesville, Atlanta||Northern end of US 123/SR 365 concurrency|
|||US 23 / US 441 / SR 15 to SR 365 south – Clayton|
|Clarkesville||SR 197 south (Washington Street) – Demorest, Mount Airy||Southern end of SR 197 concurrency|
US 441 Bus. south / SR 385 south – Cornelia
|Southern end of US 441 Bus./SR 385 concurrency|
US 441 Bus. north / SR 197 north / SR 385 north (Washington Street) – Clayton
|north end of US 441 Bus. / SR 197 / SR 385 overlap; south end of SR 115 overlap|
|||SR 115 west – Cleveland||north end of SR 115 concurrency|
|Harvest||SR 105 south – Cornelia||Western terminus of SR 105|
|||SR 255 south (Blue Creek Road) – Cleveland||Southern terminus of SR 255 concurrency|
|||SR 255 Alt. north (Ben T. Huiet Highway) – Moccasin Creek State Park||Southern terminus of SR 255 Alt.|
|White||Sautee Nacoochee||SR 255 north – Clayton, Stovall Mill Covered Bridge, Arts & Community Center||Northern end of SR 255 concurrency|
|SR 75 south to SR 365 – Cleveland, Atlanta||Southern end of SR 75 concurrency|
|Robertstown||SR 356 north – Anna Ruby Falls, Moccasin Creek State Park, Unicoi State Park & Lodge||Western terminus of SR 356|
|SR 75 Alt. south – Cleveland, Smithgall Woods Center||Northern terminus of SR 75 Alt.|
|Towns||||SR 180 west – Brasstown Bald||Eastern terminus of SR 180|
|Macedonia||US 76 east / SR 2 east – Clayton||Southern end of US 76/SR 2 concurrency|
|||SR 288 west (Sunnyside Road) – Lake Chatuge Recreation Area||Eastern terminus of SR 288|
|Hiawassee||SR 75 north (Bellcreek Road) – Franklin, NC||Northern end of SR 75 concurrency|
|Friendship||SR 288 east (Sunnyside Road) – Lake Chatuge Recreation Area||Western terminus of SR 288|
|||US 76 west / SR 2 west / SR 515 south – Young Harris||Northern end of US 76/SR 2 concurrency, southern end of SR 515 concurrency|
|||SR 339 west (Crooked Creek Road) – Warne, NC||Eastern terminus of SR 339|
|||NC 69 north – Hayesville||North Carolina state line|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Millen bypass route
|Length:||1.5 mi (2.4 km)|
State Route 17 Bypass (SR 17 Bypass) is a 1.5-mile-long (2.4 km) bypass route that exists entirely within the central part of Jenkins County. Nearly the entire route is within the city limits of Millen.
It begins at an intersection with the SR 17 mainline (South Masonic Street) just south of town. It heads northwest into town on Recreation Drive. Then, it curves to the west-southwest on South Gray Street. A few blocks later, it intersects US 25/SR 23/SR 67/SR 121 (Statesboro Road). The five routes travel concurrently to the north-northeast and curve to a nearly due-north routing. At SR 17 (West Winthrope Avenue), SR 23/SR 67 leaves the concurrency to the right on SR 17 south, US 25/SR 121 continue straight ahead, and SR 17 Bypass reaches its northern terminus.
The only part of SR 17 Bypass that is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility, is the part concurrent with US 25/SR 23/SR 67/SR 121.
The entire route is in Jenkins County.
|||0.0||0.0||SR 17 (South Masonic Street) – Rocky Ford||Southern terminus|
|Millen||0.9||1.45||US 25 south / SR 67 south / SR 23 south / SR 121 south||Southern end of US 25/SR 23/SR 67/SR 121 concurrency|
|1.5||2.4|| US 25 / SR 121 (Statesboro Road) / SR 23 / SR 67 (West Winthrope Avenue)
SR 17 (West Winthrope Avenue) – Midville
|Northern terminus; northern end of US 25/SR 23/SR 67/SR 121 concurrency|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Thomson bypass route
|Length:||7.4 mi (11.9 km)|
It begins at an intersection with the SR 17 mainline (Wrens Highway) south-southeast of town. It heads northeast and curves to the north-northeast and intersects US 78/SR 10/SR 17 (Augusta Road). At this intersection, US 78/SR 10 run concurrent with SR 17 Bypass, while US 278 heads to the west, concurrent with SR 12 and enters Thomson. After this intersection, US 78/SR 10/SR 17 Bypass travel to the northeast and curve to the north-northwest before intersecting SR 223 (White Oak Road). After curving to a due-west orientation, the concurrency bends to the northwest and briefly enters town. Immediately after crossing the city limits, they intersect SR 150 (Cobbham Road). The three highway curve back to the north-northwest and leave town. Farther along, they cross over, without an interchange with, Interstate 20 (I-20; Carl Sanders Highway). A few thousand feet farther to the north-northwest, they curve to the west-northwest and intersect the SR 17 mainline (Washington Road). At this intersection, SR 17 Bypass reaches its northern terminus, and US 78/SR 10 turn right onto SR 17 north.
The entire route is in McDuffie County.
|||0.0||0.0||SR 17 (Wrens Highway) – Wrens, Thomson||Southern terminus|
|||1.8||2.9||US 78 / US 278 east / SR 10 east / SR 12 west (Augusta Road)||Southern end of US 78/SR 10 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 12|
|||3.2||5.1||SR 223 (White Oak Road) – Thomson, Grovetown|
|Thomson||4.6||7.4||SR 150 (Cobbham Road)|
|||7.4||11.9||US 78 / SR 10 / SR 17 (Washington Road)||Northern terminus; northern end of US 78/SR 10 concurrency|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Washington business loop
|Length:||2.7 mi (4.3 km)|
State Route 17 Business (SR 17 Business) is a 2.7-mile-long (4.3 km) business route that exists entirely within the south central part of Wilkes County. Nearly all of the route is contained within the city limits of Washington.
It begins at an intersection with US 78/SR 10/SR 17 (Thomson Road) on the southeastern edge of the city limits of Washington. This intersection also marks the western terminus of US 378 and the eastern terminus of US 78 Business/SR 10 Business, which, along with SR 47, are concurrent with SR 17 Business from its southern terminus. US 78 Business/SR 10 Business/SR 17 Business/SR 47 travel northwest into the main part of town on East Robert Toombs Avenue. Just after passing the Robert Toombs House, SR 17 Business departs the concurrency by turning right onto Poplar Drive. The route travels to the north and begins a gradual curve to the north-northeast. A few blocks later, it intersects US 78/SR 10/SR 44 (Lexington Road). SR 17 Business/SR 44 head concurrent for one block. At Danburg Road, SR 44 splits off to the east. It gently curves to the northwest before curving back to the north-northeast and meeting its terminus, a second intersection with the SR 17 mainline (Tignall Road), north of town.
The entire route is in Wilkes County.
|Washington||0.0||0.0|| US 78 / SR 10 / SR 17 (Thomson Road)
US 378 east / SR 47 east (Lincolnton Road)
US 78 Bus. west / SR 10 Bus. west (East Robert Toombs Avenue)
|Southern terminus; southern end of US 78 Business/SR 10 Business/SR 47 concurrency; western terminus of US 378|
US 78 Bus. west / SR 10 Bus. west / SR 47 west
|Northern end of US 78 Business/SR 10 Business/SR 47 concurrency|
|1.8||2.9||US 78 / SR 10 / SR 44 west (Lexington Road)||Southern end of SR 44 concurrency|
|1.8||2.9||SR 44 east (Danburg Road) – Sandtown||Northern end of SR 44 concurrency|
|||2.7||4.3||SR 17 (Tignall Road) – Tignall||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Royston business loop
|Length:||2.2 mi (3.5 km)|
State Route 17 Business (SR 17 Business) is a 2.2-mile-long (3.5 km) business route that exists within portions of Hart and Franklin counties in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. Except for the very beginning of the highway, the entire route is within the city limits of Royston.
It begins at an intersection with the SR 17 mainline just southwest of town, in Hart County. It travels northwest, enters the city limits, and passes Rose Hill Cemetery. Just past the cemetery, it enters Franklin County. The highway curves to the north and meets the northern terminus of SR 281 (Wildcat Bridge Road). After beginning a very gradual slant to the north-northeast, it intersects US 29/SR 8. The highway slightly bends to the north-northwest and meets its northern terminus, a second intersection with the SR 17 mainline.
|Hart||||0.0||0.0||SR 17 – Bowman||Southern terminus|
|Franklin||Royston||0.9||1.45||SR 281 south (Wildcat Bridge Road) – Danielsville||Northern terminus of SR 281|
|1.3||2.1||US 29 / SR 8 (Franklin Springs Street/Hartwell Street)|
|2.2||3.5||SR 17 – Canon||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
|Location:||Toccoa to Clarkesville|
|Length:||19.4 mi (31.2 km)|
State Route 17 Alternate (SR 17 Alternate) is a 19.4-mile-long (31.2 km) alternate route that exists within portions of Stephens and Habersham counties in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The highway connects the Toccoa area with Clarkesville, via Toccoa Falls. Part of the highway, from Hollywood to Clarkesville, runs along a former section of U.S. Route 441.
It begins at an intersection with the SR 17 mainline (Toccoa Bypass), at a point on the far southeastern edge of Toccoa (and north of Eastanollee). The highway travels in a northeasterly direction on South Big A Road. It passes Stephens County Memorial Gardens and continues toward the main part of town. It has an intersection with US 123/SR 365 (East Currahee Street). It curves to the west-southwest and intersects SR 184 (Prather Bridge Road). The two routes travel concurrent through town until they reach Broad Street. They split, with SR 184 heading south and SR 17 Alternate heading north. At Toccoa Cemetery, SR 17 Alternate turns to the left onto Toccoa Falls Road and travels to the northwest. Then, it leaves town, passes through Toccoa Falls, and enters the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. In a curving fashion, it travels to the northwest, passing the Toccoa Reservoir. Roughly halfway through its forest section, SR 17 Alternate enters Habersham County. On the edge of leaving the forest, it intersects US 23/US 441/SR 15. This intersection also marks the northern terminus of US 441 Business/SR 385, which run concurrent with the highway southwest of here. The three highways enter Clarkesville. In town, they intersect SR 197, which joins the concurrency. The four routes travel to the southwest on Grant Street and curve to the southeast on Washington Street. At Monroe Avenue, they intersect the SR 17 mainline. At this intersection, SR 17 Alternate meets its northern terminus, SR 115 meets its eastern terminus, and SR 17 joins the concurrency.
SR 17 Alternate, from its southern terminus to the Stephens–Habersham county line is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.
|Stephens||Toccoa||0.0||0.0||SR 17 (Toccoa Bypass) – Lavonia, Clarkesville||Southern terminus|
|2.9||4.7||US 123 / SR 365 (East Currahee Street)|
|3.4||5.5||SR 184 north (Prather Bridge Road)||Southern end of SR 184 concurrency|
|4.1||6.6||SR 184 south (Broad Street)||Northern end of SR 184 concurrency|
|Habersham||Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest||14.0||22.5|| US 23 / US 441 / SR 15 – Cornelia, Tallulah Falls
US 441 Bus. south / SR 385 south (Talmadge Drive)
|Southern end of US 441 Business/SR 385 concurrency|
|Clarkesville||19.3||31.1||SR 197 north (Bridge Street) – Batesville||Southern end of SR 197 concurrency|
US 441 Bus. south / SR 385 south / SR 197 south (Washington Street) – Demorest, Mount Airy
SR 17 / SR 115 west (Monroe Avenue/Washington Street) – Eastanollee, Cleveland, Helen
|Northern terminus; northern terminus of US 441 Business/SR 385 & SR 197 concurrencies; eastern terminus of SR 115|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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