Special routes of U.S. Route 23

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U.S. Route 23 marker

U.S. Route 23
Highway system

Several special routes of U.S. Route 23 exist. In order from south to north they are as follows.

Existing[edit]

Waycross business loop[edit]

U.S. Highway 23 Business
Location Waycross
Length 9.622 mi (15.485 km)

U.S. Route 23 Business is a 9.622-mile (15.485 km) route that goes through downtown Waycross. It is in concurrency with U.S. Business Route 1 and signed primarily as that route.[citation needed]

Hazlehurst business loop[edit]

U.S. Highway 23 Business
Location Hazlehurst
Existed 1987[3][4]–1995[1][2]

U.S. Route 23 Business (US 23 Bus.) was a business route of US 23 that existed completely within the city limits of Hazlehurst. It was completely concurrent with SR 19 Bus. It traveled along East Jefferson Road and then turned onto US 221/SR 135, which traveled northbound along South Cromartie Street and southbound along South Tallahassee Street until they reached US 23/US 341/SR 19/SR 27. In 1986, the path of US 23/SR 19 in the city was shifted eastward. Its former path, including the concurrent path of US 221/SR 135, was redesignated as SR 19 Bus.[5][3] The next year, US 23 Bus. was established on the path of SR 19 Bus.[3][4] In 1995, both US 23 Bus. and SR 19 Bus. were decommissioned. The portion not concurrent with US 221/SR 135 was redesignated as SR 135.[1][2]

The entire route was in Hazlehurst, Jeff Davis County.

mi km Destinations Notes
US 23 / SR 19 / SR 19 Bus. begins Southern terminus of US 23 Bus./SR 19 Bus.; south end of SR 19 Bus. concurrency
US 221 south / SR 135 south South end of US 221/SR 135 concurrency
US 23 / US 221 north / US 341 / SR 19 / SR 19 Bus. ends / SR 27 / SR 135 north Northern terminus of US 23 Bus./SR 19 Bus.; north end of SR 19 Bus. and US 221/SR 135 concurrencies
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Cochran business loop[edit]

U.S. Highway 23 Business
Location Cochran
Length 4.0 mi[6] (6.4 km)

U.S. Route 23 Business (US 23 Bus.) is a 4-mile (6.4 km) route that goes through downtown Cochran. It is runs concurrently with State Route 87 Business.

US 23 Bus./SR 87 Bus. begins at an at-grade interchange south of Cochran, and runs northwest. The route crosses a railroad bridge over a Southern Railway line and becomes Southeast Second Street, running through the grounds of the Middle Georgia State University Cochran Campus. After leaving the vicinity of the campus, it eventually intersects SR 26 (Dykes Street), and Southeast Second Street not only becomes Northeast Second Street, but is also shared in a concurrency with US 129 Alternate, and SR 112. The vicinity is also the site of the National Register of Historic Places-listed Cochran Municipal Building and School, and the Bleckley County Courthouse. Between East Ash Street and East Railroad Avenue, the road curves to the northeast with that same Southern Railway line earlier flanking the west side, although the tracks begin to move away from the road north of unmarked Emergency Route 105. The business route ends at US 23/SR 87, but US 129 Alt. joins the route in an overlap into Macon, while SR 112 runs only as far as north into Royal along the same overlap until branching off towards Milledgeville.

Sylva business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location DillsboroSylva, NC
Length 3.9 mi[7] (6.3 km)
Existed 1974–present

U.S. Route 23 Business, established in 1974, is a 3.9-mile (6.3 km) route goes through downtown Dillsboro and Sylva, via Haywood Road, Main Street/Mill Street, and Asheville Highway.[8]

Waynesville business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location Waynesville, North Carolina
Length 6.1 mi[9] (9.8 km)
Existed 1968–present

U.S. Route 23 Business, established in 1968, is a 6.1-mile (9.8 km) route goes through downtown Waynesville, via Hyatt Creek Road, Main Street, and Asheville Road.[8]

Asheville business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location Asheville, North Carolina
Length 2.3 mi[10] (3.7 km)
Existed 1960–present

U.S. Route 23 Business (US 23 Bus), established in 1960, is a 2.3 miles (3.7 km) business route (co-signed with US 19 Bus) currently starts on Haywood Road then go north on I-26/I-240 (exit 2) back to the main US 23 (exit 3). Historically, US 23 Business continued along Haywood Road, connecting to Clingman Avenue and then to Patton Avenue/US 23. In 1961, it extended over Patton Avenue through downtown Asheville when US 23 moved onto the East-West Freeway. In 1962, it was rerouted to its current alignment from Haywood Road to Hanover Street (now I-26/I-240).[8]

Wolf Laurel alternate route[edit]

U.S. Route 23A
Location Wolf Laurel, North Carolina
Length 8.0 mi[11] (13 km)
Existed 2006–present[12]
US 23A near Mars Hill

U.S. Route 23 Alternate (US 23A), established in 2006, is an 8-mile (13 km) route follows the old US 23 route through northern Madison County. Starting at the exit 9 interchange from I-26/US 23, it briefly links with US 19 before taking a left turn towards Tennessee. There is no control city for the route as it only connects the communities of California, Faust, and access to the Wolf Laurel gated community and ski resort. The route reunites with I-26/US 23 at the exit 3 interchange. Signage of this alternate route goes by an "A" right of number instead of "ALT" or "Alternate" banner on top (this is the same style used by other alternate routes in Western North Carolina).[12]

Gate City business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location Gate City, Virginia
Length 2.6 mi[13] (4.2 km)
US 23 Bus/US 58 Bus/US 421 Bus in Gate City

U.S. Route 23 Business (US 23 Bus) is a business route of US 23 in Scott County. The business route is co-existent with US 58 Business and US 421 Business through Gate City.

Big Stone Gap-Norton business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location Big Stone GapNorton, VA
Length 16.0 mi[14] (25.7 km)
US 23 Bus just southwest of Norton

Wise business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location Wise, Virginia
Length 2.8 mi[15] (4.5 km)
US 23 Bus in Wise

U.S. Route 23 Business (US 23 Bus) is a business route of US 23 in the Town and County of Wise, Virginia.

Pound business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location Pound, Virginia
Length 3.1 mi[16] (5.0 km)
View north along US 23 Bus just south of Pound

U.S. Route 23 Business (US 23 Bus) is a business route of US 23 in Pound, also in Wise County. Most of the business route is co-existent with SR 83, except for a portion that runs along Main Street between SR 83 and US 23.


Ashland business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location Ashland, Kentucky
Length 1.939 mi[17] (3.121 km)

U.S. Route 23 Business (US 23 Business) is a business route of US 23 in Ashland, Kentucky. The route runs parallel to the mainline US 23 about a block to the west.

The entire route is in Ashland, Boyd County.

mi[17] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 US 23 / US 60 (Greenup Avenue / Winchester Avenue) Southern terminus
1.551–
1.619
2.496–
2.606
US 60 west (12th Street) to US 52 / 13th Street South end of US 60 overlap
1.694–
1.763
2.726–
2.837
US 60 east (11th Street) / 10th Street / 11th Street North end of US 60 overlap
1.939 3.121 US 23 (Greenup Avenue / Winchester Avenue) Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Former[edit]

Cornelia business route[edit]

U.S. Highway 23 Business
Location BaldwinCornelia, Georgia
Length 3.7 mi[18] (6.0 km)
Existed 1972–1992?

U.S. Route 23 Business in Cornelia, Georgia existed between 1972 and circa 1992, along part of Georgia State Route 105.

Waynesville alternate route[edit]

U.S. Route 23A
Location Waynesville, North Carolina
Existed 1939–1968

U.S. Route 23 Alternate in Waynesville existed between 1939 and 1968.[12]

Canton alternate route[edit]

U.S. Route 23A
Location Canton, North Carolina
Length 11.1 mi[19] (17.9 km)
Existed 1962–1971

U.S. Route 23 Alternate near Canton existed between 1962 and 1971. In its short history, it was utilized simply as a connector route to a completed section of I-40, west of Asheville.[12]

Asheville alternate route[edit]

U.S. Route 23A
Location Asheville, North Carolina
Length 2.3 mi[10] (3.7 km)
Existed 1949–1960

U.S. Route 23 Alternate in Asheville existed between 1949 and 1960. Today, the route is known as US 23 Business.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (1995). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1995–1996 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (1996). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1996–1997 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Georgia Department of Transportation (1987). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1987–1988 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (1988). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1988–1989 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  5. ^ Georgia Department of Transportation (1986). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1986–1987 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  6. ^ Google (February 22, 2011). "US 23 Bus in Cochran" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 
  7. ^ Google (February 17, 2011). "US 23 Bus in Sylva" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c "U.S. 23 Business". NCRoads.com. Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2011. [self-published source]
  9. ^ Google (February 17, 2011). "US 23 Bus - Waynesville" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Google (February 17, 2011). "US 23 Bus in Asheville" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  11. ^ Google (February 17, 2011). "US 23A" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "NCRoads.com: US 23-A". Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2011. [self-published source]
  13. ^ Google (February 24, 2013). "US 23 Business in Gate City, Virginia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  14. ^ Google (February 24, 2013). "US 23 Business in Big Stone Gap-Norton, Virginia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  15. ^ Google (February 24, 2013). "US 23 Business in Wise, Virginia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  16. ^ Google (February 24, 2013). "US 23 Business in Pound, Virginia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Official DMI Route Log". Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  18. ^ Google (November 15, 2013). "Route of US 23 Business in Baldwin–Cornelia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  19. ^ Google (February 22, 2011). "Old US 23A in Canton" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 

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