Georgia State Route 43

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State Route 43 marker

State Route 43
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 25.7 mi[3] (41.4 km)
Existed: 1941[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 78 / SR 10 / SR 17 north of Thomson
  US 378 / SR 47 / SR 79 in Lincolnton
North end: US 378 at the South Carolina state line southwest of McCormick
Location
Counties: McDuffie, Lincoln
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 42 SR 44

State Route 43 (SR 43) is a 25.7-mile-long (41.4 km) state highway that travels southwest-to-northeast through portions of McDuffie and Lincoln counties in the east-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The highway connects the northern part of the Thomson area to the South Carolina state line, via Lincolnton.

Route description[edit]

SR 43 beins at an intersection with US 78/SR 10/SR 17 (Washington Road) north of Thomson in McDuffie County. It heads north-northeast, crossing over the Little River on the Raysville Bridge. On this bridge, it crosses into Lincoln County just east of the meeting point of McDuffie, Wilkes, and Lincoln counties. It continues to the north-northeast, and intersects SR 220 in the southern portion of the county, just south-southwest of Loco. It continues its routing and curves to the northwest into Lincolnton. In town, SR 43 intersects SR 47 (Elm Avenue). The two routes travel concurrent for about 600 feet (180 m) to the west. Farther to the west, they meet US 378. At this intersection, SR 43 and SR 47 diverge; SR 43 runs concurrent with US 378 eastbound, and SR 47 runs concurrent with US 378 westbound. US 378/SR 43 remain concurrent to the South Carolina state line, where SR 43 meets its northern terminus and US 378 continues to McCormick, South Carolina.

SR 43 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[4]

History[edit]

The highway that would eventually become SR 43 was established between 1930 and 1932 as SR 70 from Lincolnton to the South Carolina state line. At this time, the highway was under construction.[5][6] In early 1934, SR 70 was extended south-southwest to US 78/SR 10/SR 17 north-northwest of Thomson.[7][8] By the end of 1937, the segment of SR 70 from Lincolnton to the South Carolina state line had a "sand clay or top soil" surface.[9][10] In 1938, a small portion of the highway southwest of Lincolnton had a "completed hard surface".[10][11] Late in 1941, all of SR 70 was redesignated as SR 43.[1][2] The next year, the segment northeast of Lincolnton had a completed hard surface.[2][12] Between 1946 and 1948, the segment from the southern terminus to a point southwest of Lincolnton had a "sand clay, top soil, or stabilized earth" surface.[13][14] About five years later, the segment southwest of Lincolnton was shifted eastward. The highway now entered Lincolnton from the south, as it does today. The old path was redesignated as part of SR 220. The new path of the highway, from the Little River crossing to Lincolnton was hard surfaced.[15][16] The next year, the segment from the southern terminus to the Little River crossing was hard surfaced.[16][17]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
McDuffie 0.0 0.0 US 78 / SR 10 / SR 17 (Washington Road) Southern terminus
Little River 7.4 11.9 Raysville Bridge; McDuffie–Lincoln county line
Lincoln 12.8 20.6 SR 220 – Washington, Woodlawn
Lincolnton 18.2 29.3 SR 47 south (Elm Street) / South Peachtree Street north – Augusta South end of SR 47 concurrency; southern terminus of South Peachtree Street
18.4 29.6 US 378 west / SR 47 north (South Washington Street) / Elam Avenue west North end of SR 47 concurrency; south end of US 378 concurrency; eastern terminus of Elam Avenue
19.5 31.4 SR 79 north (Goshen Street) – Elberton, Curry Colvin Recreational Complex Southern terminus of SR 79
Wright's Crossing SR 43 Conn. east – Appling, Augusta, Lincoln County Business Park Western terminus of SR 43 Conn.
22.9 36.9 Clarks Hill Lake
24.3 39.1 SR 220 south – Kenna Northern terminus of SR 220
25.7 41.4 US 378 east – McCormick Continuation beyond South Carolina state line at the Savannah River; north end of US 378 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes[edit]

Lincolnton bypass route[edit]

State Route 43 Bypass
Location: Lincolnton
Existed: 1970[20][21]–2015[18][19]

State Route 43 Bypass (SR 43 Byp.) was a bypass route of SR 43 in the city of Lincolnton. It started at an intersection with SR 43 and SR 47. It curved to the north-northwest and reached its northern terminus, an intersection with US 378/SR 43.

Between 1963 and 1966, SR 43 Spur was designated on this same path.[22][23] In 1970, SR 43 Spur was redesignated as SR 43 Byp.[20][21] In 2015, SR 43 Byp. was decommissioned.[18][19]

Lincolnton connector route[edit]

State Route 43 Connector
Location: Lincolnton
Length: 1.9 mi[24] (3.1 km)
Existed: 1999[25][26]

State Route 43 Connector (SR 43 Conn.) is a connector route of SR 43 just to the east of the city limits of Lincolnton. It is known as Old Petersburg Road for its entire length. It begins at an intersection with SR 47 east of the city. It travels to the northwest and meets its northern terminus, an intersection with US 378/SR 43 northeast of the city, in a place known as Wright's Crossing. It was built in 1999.[25][26]

The entire route is in Lincoln County.

Location mi[24] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 SR 47 (Augusta Highway) – Appling, Lincolnton, Augusta Southern terminus
Wright's Crossing 1.9 3.1 US 378 / SR 43 – Lincolnton, McCormick S.S., Elijah Clark State Park Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Lincolnton spur route[edit]

State Route 43 Spur
Location: Lincolnton
Existed: 1966[22][23]–1970[20][21]

State Route 43 Spur (SR 43 Spur) was a spur route of SR 43 that existed in Lincolnton. Between 1963 and 1966, SR 43 Spur was established from an intersection with SR 43 and SR 47 and curved to the north-northwest. It then met its northern terminus, an intersection with US 378/SR 43.[22][23] In 1970, it was redesignated as SR 43 Byp.[20][21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (July 1, 1941). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1942). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Google (August 2, 2013). "Route of SR 43" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (November 1930). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  6. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (November 1932). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  7. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (February 1934). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  8. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (March 1934). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  9. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (October 1, 1937). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Georgia State Highway Board (January 1, 1938). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  11. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (September 1, 1938). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  12. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1943). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  13. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1946). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 19, 2017.  (Corrected to November 7, 1946.)
  14. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1948). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 19, 2017.  (Corrected to February 28, 1948.)
  15. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1953). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 19, 2017.  (Corrected to January 1, 1953.)
  16. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1953). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 19, 2017.  (Corrected to September 1, 1953.)
  17. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1954). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 19, 2017.  (Corrected to June 1, 1954.)
  18. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (2015). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (2015–16 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  19. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (2016). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (Centennial ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  20. ^ a b c d State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1970). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  21. ^ a b c d State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1971). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  22. ^ a b c State Highway Department of Georgia (1963). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved March 22, 2017.  (Corrected to June 1, 1963.)
  23. ^ a b c State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1966). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  24. ^ a b Google (March 22, 2017). "Overview map of SR 43 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  25. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (1999). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1999–2000 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  26. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (2000). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (2000–01 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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