Georgia State Route 28
|Maintained by GDOT|
|Length:||25.6 mi (41.2 km)|
|Length:||7.9 mi (12.7 km)|
|West end:||NC 28 at the North Carolina state line north of Satolah|
|East end:||SC 28 at the South Carolina state line over the Chattooga River|
|Length:||17.7 mi (28.5 km)|
|West end:||SC 28 at the South Carolina state line over the Savannah River northwest of Martinez|
|East end:||SC 28 at the South Carolina state line over the Savannah River at Augusta|
|Counties:||Rabun, Columbia, Richmond|
State Route 28 (SR 28) is a 25.6-mile-long (41.2 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Georgia. It exists in two distinct segments separated by the northern segment of South Carolina Highway 28 (SC 28), which connects the two segments. The northern segment is located in the northeastern corner of the Chattooga River District of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. The southern segment is entirely within the Augusta metropolitan area. SR 28 consists of Georgia's segments of a multi-state Route 28 that includes one segment of North Carolina Highway 28 (NC 28) and two segments of South Carolina Highway 28. The northern segment of SR 28 is unnamed, but the southern segment is known as Furys Ferry Road from its western terminus to the intersection with SR 104 Connector in Augusta. It is known as Washington Road in the northern part of Augusta. It is known as John C. Calhoun Expressway, Greene Street, 5th Street, and Broad Street in downtown Augusta. It is known as Sand Bar Ferry Road in the northeastern part of Augusta.
The northern segment of SR 28 is a 7.9-mile-long (12.7 km) route. It begins at the North Carolina state line, where the roadway continues as North Carolina Highway 28 (NC 28). The highway is a twisting route that is completely within the Chattooga River District of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in Rabun County. There are only two settlements on the highway, Satolah and Pine Mountain. It crosses over the Chattooga River on the Russell Bridge into South Carolina, where it continues as the northern segment of South Carolina Highway 28 (SC 28).
SR 28 resumes where SC 28 meets the state line on the Furys Ferry Bridge, northwest of Martinez. It travels through rural areas of Columbia County and passes Jones Creek Golf Course before entering Martinez. In town, SR 28 passes by West Lake Country Club and continues to the southeast. After that, it crosses into Richmond County and the city limits of Augusta. Approximately 1,000 feet (300 m) after an intersection with SR 104 (River Watch Parkway) is an intersection with SR 104 Connector (Washington Road). Here, SR 28 takes on the Washington Road name. Just under 1 mile (1.6 km) later, is an interchange with Interstate 20 (I-20; Carl Sanders Highway). Then, it curves to the east-southeast. It skirts along the northeastern part of Augusta National Golf Club, where the Masters Tournament is held every spring. After that, SR 28 curves to the south-southeast. At a partial interchange with Broad Street, the Washington Road name ends and the John C. Calhoun Expressway designation begins. The expressway skirts along the southwestern and southern edges of Lake Olmstead. It travels under Milledge Road and has an interchange with Eve Street and Crawford Avenue. A few hundred feet later, it has a partial interchange with 15th Street. The roadway then travels over St. Sebastian Way. After crossing over the Augusta Canal and SR 4 (13th Street), the expressway ends and SR 28 becomes known as Greene Street. It turns left onto 5th Street and then meets US 25 Business and the eastern terminus of SR 104 (Broad Street).US 25 Business/SR 28 travel to the southeast on Broad Street. At an interchange with US 1/US 25/US 78/US 278/SR 10/SR 121 (Gordon Highway), US 25 Business ends, and SR 28 continues through the Olde Town section of the city. During a slight southerly jog, the local street name transitions to Sand Bar Ferry Road. SR 28 travels to the southeast and has an interchange with I-520 (Bobby Jones Expressway). It curves to the south-southeast and intersects the eastern terminus of Laney Walker Boulevard Extension; then, the road curves to the east and again meets the South Carolina state line, where the road crosses over the Savannah River on the Sand Bar Ferry Bridge and continues, again as part of SC 28, and retains the Sand Bar Ferry Road name. All of SR 28, from the intersection with SR 104 Connector to the eastern terminus of the southern segment, 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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|Rabun||North Carolina state line||0.0||0.0||NC 28 north (Walhalla Road) – Highlands||Western terminus|
|Chattooga River||7.9||12.7||SC 28 south (Highlands Highway) – Walhalla||Eastern terminus; crossing over the Chattooga River on the Russell Bridge at the South Carolina state line|
|See SC 28 for intersections.|
|Savannah River||0.0||0.0||SC 28 north – Clarks Hill||Furys Ferry Bridge|
||No major junctions|
|Richmond||Augusta||6.7||10.8||SR 104 (River Watch Parkway) – Martinez|
|7.0||11.3||SR 104 Conn. west (Washington Road) – Martinez||Eastern terminus of SR 104 Connector; eastern terminus of Furys Ferry Road; SR 28 takes on Washington Road name.|
|7.9||12.7||I‑20 (Carl Sanders Highway) – Atlanta, Columbia||I-20, exit 199|
|10.5||16.9||Broad Street||Interchange; eastbound exit & westbound entrance; eastern terminus of Washington Road; western terminus of John C. Calhoun Expressway|
|11.3||18.2||Eve Street/Crawford Avenue||interchange|
|12.2||19.6||15th Street – Georgia Regents University, Paine College||Eastbound exit & westbound entrance; signed as "Fifteenth Street"|
|13.1||21.1||Greene Street||Interchange; eastern terminus of John C. Calhoun Expressway; SR 28 takes on Greene Street name.|
US 25 Bus. north / SR 104 west (Broad Street)
|Eastern terminus of SR 104; western end of US 25 Bus. concurrency|
|14.2||22.9|| US 1 / US 25 / US 78 / US 278 / SR 10 / SR 121 (Gordon Highway) – Columbia
US 25 Bus. north
|Eastern terminus of US 25 Bus.; eastern end of US 25 Bus. concurrency|
|16.2||26.1||I‑520 (Bobby Jones Expressway)||I-520, exit 16; Laney Walker Boulevard Extension is part of this interchange.|
|Savannah River||17.8||28.6||SC 28 south (Sand Bar Ferry Road) – Beech Island||Sand Bar Ferry Bridge|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Google (August 22, 2013). "Route of SR 28's southern section" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
- Google (April 1, 2014). "Route of SR 28's northern section" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
- National Highway System: Augusta-Richmond County, GA--SC (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. March 25, 2015. Retrieved November 26, 2016.