Georgia State Route 251

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State Route 251 marker

State Route 251
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 13.5 mi[3] (21.7 km)
Existed: 1949[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end: I‑95 Bus. / US 17 / SR 25 north of Darien
  I‑95 / I‑95 Bus. northwest of Darien
North end: SR 57 in Townsend
Location
Counties: McIntosh
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 247 SR 252

State Route 251 (SR 251) is a 13.5-mile-long (21.7 km) south–north state highway located in the east-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It travels entirely within McIntosh County.

Route description[edit]

SR 251 begins at an intersection with I-95 Bus./US 17/SR 25 just north of Darien. Here, the roadway continues as Dunbar Street. The highway heads northwest, passing the Darien Inland Harbor Campground. It then has an interchange with Interstate 95 (I-95) northwest of the city. Here, I-95 Bus. reaches its northern terminus. Just past I-95 is access to the Preferred Outlets at Darien, an outlet mall. The highway then turns north, traveling through rural areas of the county, until it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 57 in Townsend. Here, the roadway continues as Old Townsend Road.[3]

No section of SR 251 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]

SR 251 was established in 1949 along an alignment from its current southern terminus north-northwest and then northwest of the city, to what is now the unincorporated community of Cox.[1][2] In 1955, a short section from Darien to northwest of I-95 was paved.[5][6] By 1963, the road's entire route was paved.[7][8] By 1979, the road was moved to, and paved along its current alignment.[9][10]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in McIntosh County.

Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 I‑95 Bus. / US 17 / SR 25 (North Way) / Dunbar Street – Brunswick, Savannah Southern terminus; south end of I-95 Bus. concurrency
1.1 1.8 I‑95 / I‑95 Bus. – Brunswick, Savannah I-95 exit 49; north end of I-95 Bus. concurrency
Townsend 13.5 21.7 SR 57 / Old Townsend Road – Eulonia, Ludowici Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1948). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved February 24, 2013.  (Corrected to February 28, 1948.)
  2. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1949). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved February 24, 2013.  (Corrected to April 1, 1949.)
  3. ^ a b c Google (February 24, 2013). "Overview map of SR 251" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. May 8, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ 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 February 16, 2013.  (Corrected to June 1, 1954.)
  6. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (1955). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved February 16, 2013.  (Corrected to June 1, 1955.)
  7. ^ 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 February 16, 2013.  (Corrected to June 1, 1960.)
  8. ^ 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 February 16, 2013.  (Corrected to June 1, 1963.)
  9. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (January 1977). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1977–78 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (January 1978). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1978-79 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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