Georgia State Route 383

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State Route 383 marker

State Route 383
East central Georgia with SR 383 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 7.4 mi[3] (11.9 km)
Existed: 1987[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 78 / US 278 / SR 10 in Augusta
 
North end: SR 104 in Evans
Location
Counties: Richmond, Columbia
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 382 SR 384

State Route 383 (SR 383) is a 7.4-mile-long (11.9 km) state highway in the east-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It is located within portions of Richmond and Columbia counties. It connects Fort Gordon with Martinez and Evans.

The highway is known as Jimmie Dyess Parkway from its southern terminus to an intersection with Park West Drive, one block south of the interchange with Interstate 20 (I-20). It is named after Lieutenant Colonel Aquilla James "Jimmie" Dyess, a United States Marine Corps officer who was a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life" at the head of his troops during World War II in the Battle of Kwajalein, on Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands on February 2, 1944.[citation needed] It is also known as South Belair Road from Park West Drive to SR 232 (Columbia Road) and North Belair Road for the rest of its length. Just like nearby SR 223, SR 383 serves as an important access route leading from Fort Gordon to the local area.

Route description[edit]

Picture of an SR 383 shield just north of Fort Gordon's Gate 1, just south of the intersection with US 78/US 278/SR 10. This shield is misplaced, as SR 383 doesn't actually begin until that intersection.

SR 383 begins at an intersection with US 78/US 278/SR 10 (Gordon Highway) approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km) north of Fort Gordon's Gate 1, in Augusta, in Richmond County. The highway heads northward, then curves north-northwesterly. It intersects Wrightsboro Road along the Columbia County line. Just south of an interchange with Interstate 20 (I-20; Carl Sanders Highway), the highway intersects Park West Drive and Belair Frontage Road, where it takes on the South Belair Road local name. After the I-20 interchange, SR 383 travels along the MartinezEvans city line to an intersection with SR 232 (Columbia Road), where it takes on the North Belair Road local name. Immediately afterward, the highway enters Evans proper and curves to the northeast. In the main part of Evans, it has an intersection with the eastern terminus of Hereford Farm Road and the western terminus of Towne Centre Drive. Approximately 1,500 feet (460 m) later, SR 383 meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 104 (Washington Road). Here, the North Belair Road designation continues northwest of Martinez.[3]

All of SR 383 is part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy, mobility and defense.[4]

History[edit]

The road that would eventually become SR 383 was built in 1960 along the same alignment as it travels today, however, it only traveled from about Wrightsboro Road to its northern terminus.[5][6] By 1988, this section was designated as SR 383.[1][2] By 1992, SR 383 was proposed to be extended southward to US 78/US 278/SR 10 (Gordon Highway).[7][8] By 1999, the road was extended to its current southern terminus. It is unknown if this extension was designated as part of SR 383 at this time.[9][10]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Richmond Augusta 0.0 0.0 US 78 / US 278 / SR 10 (Gordon Highway) – Harlem, Augusta, Fort Gordon Southern terminus; roadway continues to Fort Gordon's Gate 1.
Columbia EvansMartinez line 3.1 5.0 I‑20 (Carl Sanders Highway) – Atlanta, Augusta I-20 exit 194
5.0 8.0 SR 232 (Columbia Road) – Appling, Augusta
Evans 7.4 11.9 SR 104 (Washington Road) – Pollards Corner, Martinez Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (1987). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1987–88 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (1988). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1988–89 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Google (August 5, 2013). "Overview map of Georgia State Route 383" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ National Highway System: Augusta-Richmond County, GA--SC (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. March 25, 2015. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1957). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved August 13, 2015.  (Corrected to July 1, 1957.)
  6. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1960). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map) (1960–61 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved August 13, 2015.  (Corrected to June 1, 1960.)
  7. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1991). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1991–92 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  8. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1992). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1992–93 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  9. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1998). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1998–99 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1999). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1999–2000 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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