U.S. Route 23 in Georgia

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U.S. Highway 23
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 392 mi[1] (631 km)
Existed: 1930 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 1 / US 23 / US 301 / SR 15 / SR 4 / SR 15 at the Florida state line northwest of Hilliard, FL
 
North end: US 23 / US 441 in Nantahala Nat'l Forest
Location
Counties: Charlton, Ware, Bacon, Appling, Toombs, Jeff Davis, Telfair, Dodge, Bleckley, Twiggs, Bibb, Monroe, Butts, Henry, Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Habersham, Rabun
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 22 SR 23

U.S. Route 23 (US 23) in the U.S. state of Georgia, is a north–south United States highway that runs from the St. Marys River southeast of Folkston to the North Carolina state line, north of Dillard.

US 23 is signed concurrently with various state routes. It uses SR 4/SR 15 from Florida to Folkston, SR 19 from Alma to Lumber City, and again in Macon, SR 27 from Hazelhurst to north of Chauncey, SR 87 from Eastman to Flovilla, SR 42 from Flovilla to Atlanta, SR 10 from Atlanta to Druid Hills, SR 8 from Atlanta to Decatur, SR 155 from McDonough to Decatur, SR 13 from Brookhaven to Sugar Hill, SR 20 within Buford, SR 365 Buford to Mount Airy, and SR 15 again from Cornelia to the North Carolina state line.

Concurrencies of US 23 with US routes in Georgia include US 301 from the Florida state line to Homeland, US 1 from the Florida state line to north of Alma, US 82 from Waycross to Deenwood, US 84 within Waycross, a large portion of US 341 from Hazlehurst to Eastman, another significant portion with US ALT 129 from near Cochran to Macon, US 80 from East Macon to Macon, US 129 in Macon and again near Gainesville, US 29/78/278 east of Atlanta, US 441 from Cornelia to the North Carolina state line, and US 76 in Clayton. Between Buford and Gainesville, it also has a concurrency with Interstate 985.

Route description[edit]

Entering Georgia with US 1[edit]

US 23 enters Georgia from Florida concurrent with US 1/US 301, also designated as SR 4/SR 15, on a bridge over the St. Marys River. In Folkston, the routes have their first encounter with another state route, specifically the western terminus of Georgia State Route 40 at Main Street. On the opposite side of SR 40, Main Street leads to a former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad station, and an extremely popular train-watching site. North of there SR 23/SR 121 join this already crowded concurrency, and shortly serves as the western terminus for SR 40 Conn. In Homeland, US 301/SR 23 heads northeast at an interchahnge into the woods of northeastern Charlton County towards Nahunta, Jesup, Claxton, Statesboro, and Sylvania, while US 23 continues to the northwest in the concurrency with US 1/SR 4/SR 15/SR 121, but not before both lanes run over bridges over the CSX Nahunta Subdivision, which runs along US 301 through Jesup. After Homeland, US 1/23 and SRs 4/15/121 run through sparse communities such as Uptonville, and then Mattox, where another railroad line from Folkston runs along the west side and both pass through another community named Cypress Siding. Later in Racepond, SR 15/SR 121, branch off to the northeast, while the US 1/23/SR 4 concurrency remains running to the northwest, and then crossing into Ware County along the edge of the Ware-Brantley County Line. From this point on the road is named Jacksonville Highway. The Brantley County Line turns straight north somewhere in Dixon Memorial State Forest. After leaving the forest, the road starts to move away from the tracks before the intersection of Georgia State Route 177 and the gateway to Okefenokee Swamp Park.

Right after a Georgia State Trooper barracks and DMV office, the routes officially enter Waycross, as the run between two local motels. Passing by some automotive dealerships, hotels, fast foot restaurants and other commercial development, the road approaches US 82/SR 520 and then turns west onto a concurrency with these routes while US BUS 1/23/SR BUS 4 continues northwest along Memorial Drive. After running along a bridge over the northeast quadrant of Waycross Junction, US 84/SR 38 also joins this concurrency between McDonald Street and Victory Drive, but not before crossing another railroad bridge more than a block away from the east end of the US 84 concurrency. The southwest corner of this concurrency is the site of Waycross College. West of the city limits, US 82 becomes a divided highway as it takes US 1/23 from west to northwest as they cross Georgia State Route 122, and later crosses another bridge over the second railroad line from Waycross Junction. The road starts to curve west, and before reaching Waresboro, US 1/23 breaks away from US 82 onto a bypass across from a local street named Fulford Road. Using a former segment of Fulford Road and later Scapa Road, the bypass winds through forestland and some farmland west of northern Deenwood and northwest of Waycross. The bypass ends at the northern terminus of US BUS 1/23/SR BUS 4, then rejoins its former segment along Alma Highway to approach a series of bridges over Cox Creek and then over the Satilla River. After this, it passes through a small community called Dixie Union, where it intersects a local road named Telmore-Dixie Union Road to the west and Dixie Union Road to the east. North of Bickley Highway, the road curves to the north-northeast and winds around a former segment so that it can go over a pair of bridges over another railroad line. Right after the Ware-Bacon County line and then the intersection of Old Alma-Waycross Highway/Jamestown Road, the road runs over a pair of bridges over Little Hurricane Creek before the intersection with Plant Road where it curves from the northeast to the north-northwest.

The divided highway, which at some point gained the name South Pierce Street ends at Dogwood Avenue, replaced by a four-lane undivided highway with a center-left turn lane, and doesn't enter Alma until it passes by the Bacon County High School and Middle School property. Immediately after the intersection with Radio Station Road, Georgia Alternate Route 4 branches off to the northwest onto South Dixon Street, while the main road curves slightly to the northeast. Nearly several blocks after this the US 1/23/SR 4 has a major intersection with Georgia State Route 32 (16th Street), and South Pierce Street becomes North Pierce Street. Among the structures along this segment, it passes by a former school converted into a welcome center, then curves to the northwest after Sixth Street. After passing through the preserved land around the Bear Branch of Hurricane Creek, the road encounters the northern terminus of ALT GA 4 at North Dixon Street, replacing the straight north trajectory of the business route. US 1/23/SR 4 turns from straight north to north-northeast where it leaves the Alma City Limits as it crosses the Curtis Lee Marion Bridge over the Hurricane Creek, evidently resuming its former name as Alma Highway, then curves straight north again to cross the Jauquion R. "Rab" Tanner Bridge over the Hurricane Creek Overflow, and remains that way for the next 4.1 miles (6.6 km).[2] After the road becomes a divided highway again north of a dirt road named Tadpole Trail, US 23 splits off to the northwest onto Georgia State Route 19, while US 1/SR 4 continues in a northeasterly direction, and crosses into Appling County. Alma Highway follows the US 23/SR 19 designation, in fact the former right-of-way for Alma Highway can be found in the back yard of a gas station/convenience store named for the split between the two routes.

North from Bacon County[edit]

Throughout much of this segment, US 23/SR 19 has standard rural Georgia surroundings, with its mix of wooded areas and local farmland. These routes also cross the Bacon-Appling County line before an intersection with Pine Level Church Road, then crosses the Jeff Davis County Line. North of the intersection with County Farm Road it heads back across the Appling County line, and returns to the Jeff Davis County line at the intersection of Ira Graham/Zora Road. Later they cross a bridge over the Little Satilla Creek, and after three more intersections with rural dirt roads encounters another bridge over the Big Satilla Creek and enters the community of Satilla. No major intersections exist within this community, and very few other paved roads exist. Nearing Hazlehurst, the routes brushes by a dirt road that used to be an old segment of Alma Highway before the continuing into the southern terminus of US 23 Bus./SR 135 Conn., while US 23/SR 19 turns right onto Larry Contos Boulevard, taking part of US Truck Route 221/GA Truck Route 135 with it. The first intersection along this segment is that same former Alma Highway section, which is named "Old Alma Road" on the left side, and Davis Street on the right. From there, it passes by a power plant on the west side. The route officially enters the Hazlehurst City Limits between Currie Street and a railroad crossing for a former Southern Railway line (now the Norfolk Southern Railway's Brunswick District). Larry Contos Boulevard ends at US 341 (a divided four-lane highway Designated the Golden Isles Parkway), and US 23/SR 19 turns northwest along this route. The first notable site along this segment is the combined Hazlehurst Fire Department and the Hazlehurst — Jeff Davis County Chamber of Commerce building on the northeast corner of Oak Street. Two block later, it crosses another railroad line just east of Walnut Street. Two blocks after this, it intersects with northbound US 221 and the north end of US BUS 23, and the truck routes for US 221/GA 135 officially comes to an end. US 23/341 and northbound US 221 run for one block until the routes curve to the north at East Coffee (SR 19 Conn.) and West Jamar Streets, and northbound US 221 finally joins the southbound road once again at North Tallahassee Street, while southbound US 221 continues southbound along South Tallahassee Street.

The routes cross the Jeff Davis-Telfair County line by passing over the Dr. C. R. Youmans Memorial Bridge over the Ocmulgee River where it enters Lumber City. Georgia State Route 19 leaves the US 23/341/SR 27 concurrency at Victory Boulevard. Shortly afterwards at Main Street, it has another intersection with the southeastern terminus of Georgia State Route 117, across from Burns Street. The routes then curve more towards the west as they cross the same railroad line that US 23 encountered near the Hazlehurst border. Curving back to the northwest, it becomes a divided highway once again. Beyond that, it winds through farms and forestland of Georgia with few landmarks of any significance other than intersections with former Georgia State Route 134, and later Georgia State Route 149. West of SR 149 is the Talmadge Home (a.k.a. "Sugar Creek Plantation"), which is now a restaurant and catering hall. It also passes the Telfair County Elementary School, and then the broadcast home of WYSC and WYIS, which is incorrectly marked as WDAX-AM by Google Maps. The divided highway ends at a Husqvarna plant along the border of McRae where after the intersection with East Avenue, the route later splits onto a pair of one way streets. Though the northbound lanes are still considered part of the Golden Isles Parkway, street name signs still refer to it as Railroad Street, as they do to the local street on the opposite side of the railroad tracks. Though the historic Telfair County Courthouse and Jail can be seen from both northbound and southbound US 23/341, it is officially located only on the southbound street. The northbound street passes a former Southern Railway station across from an agricultural seed and feed store at the intersection of Second Street, which has a former grade crossing that was closed, and then intersects with US 280-319-441. The one-way split ends between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. US 23/341/SR 27 crosses the former McRae-Helena border at a shopping center called the Telfair Plaza. A few blocks after this, it encounters a former Seaboard Air Line railroad crossing west of Forsyth Avenue. The divided highway resumes just west of the city limits.

After the intersection with Red Barn Road (Telfair CR 88), US 23/341/SR 27 crosses the Telfair-Dodge County Line through Achord, where it curves more to the west. The road for which the community was named is a dirt road that only has access to the northwest-bound lanes. An official median opening doesn't exist within the community until Clarence Brown Road, for a local lumber yard. Little else exists northwest of there besides random private houses, and churches, one of which contains a cemetery in its back yard along the railroad tracks. The divided highway briefly ends again as the routes enter Chauncey, where the first major intersection is a blinker-light intersection with Milan-Chauncey Road and Chauncey-Dublin Highway, the latter of which is Georgia State Route 165. From there it shares a wrong-way concurrency with the route until it reaches Chauncey-Rhine Highway, and becomes a divided highway once again at the Langdale Forest Products driveway. US 23/341/SR 27 tries to curve more towards the north but still remains northwest as it eventually enters Eastman where US 23 leaves US 341 onto two-lane wide College Street, but has another concurrency with US BUS 341 and SR 27 Business. Here the road passes an open-air flea market at the intersections of Pine Ridge Road and Industrial Boulevard, and then a local pond named Harrell Pond. After the routes shift from College Street to Oak Street, it gets a new concurrency with GA 87/117 at Griffin Avenue, but shortly at SR 46 (Fifth Avenue), SR 117 leaves eastbound, while US BUS 341/SR BUS 27 leaves westbound. US 23 and SR 87 will continue to overlap each other throughout most of Central Georgia. North of a cemetery near the city limits, the name of the street changes from Oak Street to Eastman Cochran Highway, but still remains two lanes wide from that point on, although a recent four-lane divided bypass that could be used for realignment of US 23 can be found between Antioch Church Road and Old Dodge High Road, and a potential new eastbound lane can be found north of Bryan Drive and south of Antioch Dempsey Road.

Cochran area through Macon[edit]

US 23 continues to overlap SR 87 and both routes have auxiliary routes that run along Cochran by-pass. Both the bypass and the Business route in Cochran (see below) are two-lanes wide. The north end of the US 23 Business/GA 87 Business route for Cochran is also the beginning of the US 129-ALT/Georgia State Route 112 overlap. From that point it becomes a four-lane undivided highway through the rest of the county and for the next 13 miles. North of the Cochran area, in Royal GA 112 leaves to the northeast across from Coley Station Road. US 23/ALT 129/SR 87 remains an undivided four-lane highway through the Twiggs County Line to the junction with GA 96 in Tarversville, then narrows down to two lanes for the next 24 miles. Within this vicinity US 23/ALT 129/SR 87 runs through communities such as Bullard, South Twiggs, Huber and later Reids with no major intersections, especially as it passes through the Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, and has occasional entrances to the refuge. After passing between some antenna fields for some Macon-area television and FM Radio stations, the routes pass one more entrance to the Wildlife Refuge before crossing the Twiggs-Bibb County line, and widens to a three and then four-lane undivided highway. In Smithsonia the routes are given the name Ocmulgee East Boulevard, and then becomes a four-lane divided highway for the first interchange with Interstate 16 west of old Camp Wheeler, only to narrow back down to an undivided two-lane highway as it runs through East Macon, where it runs along the western edge of the Macon Downtown Airport. Just after a small power line right of way, the road curves to the right, then turns left as Emery Highway while Ocmulgee East Boulevard becomes SR 87 Conn. leading towards US 80/GA 19 and Jeffersonville Road. Emery Highway is later joined by US 80/SR 19, and all five routes (US 23/80/ALT 129/SR 19/87) continue to the northwest. Within Macon, US 23/80/ALT 129 first enters the city limits by running beneath a former Central of Georgia Railway bridge, and then runs under a power line right-of-way before crossing a pair of old bridges over Walnut Creek, where it runs along the northern edge of the Ocmulgee National Monument. US 80 and SR 87 turns left at Colesium Drive and ALT US 129 turns right onto northbound Second Street (GA 22), while bi-directional west-to-south and north-to-east turning lanes exist at the southwest corner. Then the US 23 turns left again as Spring Street in a wrong-way concurrency with US 129 at another interchange with Interstate 16, where it instantly crosses the W.L. "Young" Stribling Memorial Bridge (formerly known as the Spring Street Bridge) over the Ocmulgee River, which also includes the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail on the north side and a railroad line on the south side. That concurrency ends when US 23 turns right at Riverside Drive rejoining GA 87, while US 129 turns left. From there, US 23/SR 87 passes by the NRHP-listed Rose Hill Cemetery as it descends towards a bridge over Interstate 75 at the interchange with the western terminus of I-16, but has no connecting ramps to or from either route. North of that bridge the road runs along the southwest side of Interstate 75, and this is the only place that 23 runs west of 75 until many miles to the north, in Perrysburg, Ohio (near Toledo). Access to the interstate is available from US 23 in this area, though. The first point is from Georgia State Route 247 whose northern terminus is at Exit 167. The next is with Arkwrigth Road at Exit 169. Finally, US 23 only intersects with I-75 at exit 171 north of Macon, Georgia, and runs more toward the north, passing by The Shoppes at River Crossing and narrowing down to a two-lane undivided highway, although a long stretch of right-of-way for new northbound lanes can be found along the east side as it passes through the intersection of the northwest end of Arkwrigth Road and former SR 361. This right-of-way shows up at random moments even as it runs through its last miles within Bibb County.

Metro Macon through Flovilla[edit]

US 23/SR 87 briefly curves straight north and enters Monroe County between Wesleyan Drive and Trey Terrace, north of the Brickyard Golf Club. Most of the surroundings along this segment are of the pine forests of Central Georgia. Aside from two gravel mines owned by Vulcan Materials Company, the route encounter little else until reaching a blinker light four-way stop intersection with Georgia State Route 18 (Dames Ferry Road) that is in the process of being transformed into a traffic circle as of this writing. Roughly 0.5-mile-long (0.80 km) later, it makes a slight curve to the northwest and then runs along the east bank of Lake Juliette, although most of the lake is hidden from the road with pine trees. A park owned by Georgia Power called the "Dames Ferry Public Use Area at Lake Juliette" can also be spotted. After running under a railroad bridge, it encounters the entrance to the Plant Scherer Steam Power Plant. Later it passes by a manufacturing company specializing in erosion control products called ErosionTech just before entering the western edges of Juliette. At the 4-way stop intersection with the road for which the community was named, which is also a blinker-light intersection, a local convenience store can be found on the northwest corner, and the southwest corner has a homemade sign leading to the "Whistle Stop Café," the site of the filming of the 1991 movie "Fried Green Tomatoes." North of there, the road has few landmarks other than the Juliette Baptist Church, and the Elbert L. Jackson Memorial Bridge over the Towaliga River. Practically every other intersection in this segment is a dead end street, until it reaches another blinker-light intersection with a four-way stop at Georgia State Route 83. Just after the gas station on the northeast corner of this intersection is a local street named Lower Martin Road, and further up, the intersection with another dirt road named Berner Loop, closely followed by Martin Road on the opposite side. The culvert over Lee Creek is barely visible, as are the driveways to an antenna and one common driveway nearby. These are what passes for landmarks before US 23/SR 87 intersects Watson and Mount Pleasant Church Roads (Monroe CR 88), and then just 200 feet away Lassiter Road.[3]

The bridge over Big Sandy Creek is where US 23/SR 87 enters Butts County, and after running beneath a power line right-of-way, the segment runs through forestland below ground level, cut like a sunken trace. Very few intersections and residencies exist after this segment. The road enters the Flovilla City Limits just south of the first intersection of Beaty Circle and Floyd Street. An abandoned section of Lamar Street branches off to the northeast before the intersection with Lee Street which leads to the local post office. The next intersection that follows is the second intersection with Beaty Circle and Beaty Street which is also a blinker-light intersection. US 23 becomes a divided highway again before the intersection with Higgins Road, but instantly approaches an at-grade interchange with Georgia State Route 42, replacing GA 87 as the overlapping state route as GA 87 comes to an end. US 23/GA 42 continues northwest in the same trajectory, and ceases to remain a divided highway north of Watkins Road. A railroad line that US 23 previously ran above when it crossed the bridge over the Ocmulgee River in Macon is encountered again when it approaches the road on the east side, only to curve away and cross a private dirt road named McCoy Road that terminates at the routes. The highway begins to curve in a more westerly direction and the forestland begins to thin out as it runs under some power lines running southwest to northeast between a barbeque restaurant and a self-storage warehouse. Another set of power lines running directly west to east can be found between two dirt roads named Rodeo Drive and Valley Hills Road.

Jackson through Atlanta[edit]

Right after a gas station/pawn shop, US 23/42 officially enters Jackson. The railroad line that US 23 ran over when it crossed the bridge in Macon is encountered again at the intersection with Eighth Street. The road curves away from the tracks and then back near the intersections with Indian Springs Street and then Railroad Street, then curves away from them again as it approaches Georgia Route 16 and joins it in another concurrency along East Third Street heading west. At the intersection with Covington Street and College Street, the routes are also joined by SR 36 until they reach Mulberry Street at the historic Butts County Courthouse. SR 16 continues west onto West Third Street, while US 23/SR 42 makes a right turn to the north-northwest onto Brookwood Avenue. The route approaches the same railroad line it flanked north of Flovilla, and curves to the northwest along the west side of those tracks. Just south of Old Bethel Road it moves away from the side of the tracks, and curves more towards the west again before entering Jenkinsburg, where that same railroad line now runs along the north side of the road. Along the way, it passes by a Scotts mulch mill and the local post office. After Sihloh Road it turns southwest, but curves back towards the northwest again at the intersection with County Line Road and McGough Road where it obviously crosses the Butts-Henry County line. Here the road is named "State Route 42" and varies between two and three lanes. At some point within the county the routes enter Locust Grove. The road runs close to the southwest side of the previously mentioned railroad line across from South Singley Drive (which at one time crossed the tracks), then again across from Beulah Lane and Southridge Drive, and once again east of Grove Road, remaining along that side. The road and the railroad track curve more toward the northwest between LG Griffin and Indian Creek Roads, but on the opposite side of the tracks approaches the Locust Grove Recreational Center, and then the NRHP-listed Locust Grove Institute Academic Building, on the southwest corner of Bill Gardner Parkway. Before the intersection with South Gardner Lane and North Jackson Street the tracks move away from the road, which itself passes through an industrial zone. North of Bethlehem Road, US 23/SR 42 climbs an embankment for a bridge over the railroad line it frequently encountered, and now runs along the east side of those tracks. The road moves away from the tracks at an industrial cul-de-sac, and then passes by a self-storage warehouse that has a former jet fighter used as a sign. Further north after the intersection with King Mill Road, it gains the name Macon Street and passes by a local Whirlpool Warehouse, and later a Toys 'R' Us warehouse.

Just after crossing a culvert over a tributary of Tusshaw Creek and entering the McDonough City Limits, US 23/SR 42 has an intersection with GA 155. After another signalized intersection, this time with a local street named Racetrack Road, the routes split into a one-way pair with northbound traffic remaining along Macon Street, and southbound traffic running along Griffin Street, just south of the McDonough Memorial Cemetery on Macon Street. Sites along this segment also include the McDonough Municipal Courthouse, the Shiloh Baptist Church, the First United Methodist Church of McDonough, the NRHP-listed Brown House. Both streets enter the McDonough Historic District where they encounter another one-way pair with GA 20/81, the westbound segment of this having a one-block overlap with southbound US 23/SR 42. The north side of this district, as well as the rest of McDonough Square is dominated by the Henry County Courthouse, which runs along westbound SR 20/81 and spans between northbound and southbound US 23. The northbound street enters the Lawrenceville Street Historic District when the street the district was named for briefly joins it for one block, then branches off to the northeast across from Maxwell Street and the street name resumes as Macon Street. Meanwhile, southbound US 23 is named Atlanta Avenue north of McDonough Square. Macon Street and then Atlanta Street curve to the northwest, as the one way pair ends at the historic James and Bertha Hooten House, now a local law office. North of there, the road is only a two-lane undivided highway. Among the sites it passes by are a cluster development named North Valley and the Huntington Ridge Housing Development which leads to the McDonough Children's Specialists Hospital. US 23/SR 42 intersects the unfinished and unmarked McDonough Parkway before finally leaving the city limits at the bridge over Walnut Creek, although many businesses north of there are still are addressed as being in McDonough. Among these businesses are some churches, a veterinary hospital, and a treatment center for traumatic brain injuries. The road becomes a four lane divided highway before approaching the intersection with Eagles Landing and East Lake Parkways. After a Henry County Fire Station, it narrows down to two lanes before approaching a power line right-of-way and a bridge over Little Cotton Indian Creek, and later curves toward the north. A former right of way for the road curves to the northwest while US 23/SR 42 curves straight north to approach Georgia State Route 138, and runs in a westbound overlap with this route. From here, the road is named North Henry Boulevard and is entirely four lanes with a continuous center-left turn lane as it enters Stockbridge. Just west of the Stockbridge City Hall and former site of the Walden-Turner House, US 23/SRs 42/138 runs above a bridge over the same railroad line it encountered near Flovilla, Jackson, and Locust Grove. Gradually curving to the northwest, SR 138 leaves US 23/SR 42 as the routes curve back north again then runs along the east side of Interstate 675 until making another brief curve to the west and enters Clayton County where the name changes from Henry Boulevard to Macon Highway, and has a diamond interchange with that interstate in Rex at Exit 2, only to curve back to the north and run along the west side for the rest of its journey.

The name of the road changes from Macon Highway to Moreland Avenue, as it passes over a culvert for Tar Creek and enters Ellenwood, and the first signalized intersection just happens to be Rex Road, which leads to the Historic Rex Village. North of Forest Parkway US 23/SR 42 eventually runs along the eastern edge of the former site of Fort Gillem. Housing within the former base has been converted into a local housing development. After the intersection of Old Toney Road it passes under a two-lane bridge for an abandoned railroad spur to the base. The Main Gate to Fort Gillem can be found across from Anvil Block Road, the southeast corner of which includes a warehouse for the YRC Worldwide affiliated trucking company called USF Holland. This company is the beginning of an industrial trend along the routes. North of two automotive repair shops US 23/42 enters Conley. Within the community, an extraordinarily large number of trucking companies, and related businesses are gathered around or near US 23, even as that and SR 42 cross the DeKalb County line, where the name Moreland Avenue continues. Within this segment, the road serves as the northeastern terminus of SR 54 Conn. (formerly Georgia State Route 160). After passing the Wilson Trucking Company as well as some truck, bus and construction equipment dealerships on the west side and the Hickory Ridge Landfill on the east side, the road encounters Interstate 285 at Exit 53, which also has ramps leading back to I-675. Even with the proximity of the Lake Charlotte Nature Preserve, truck-related businesses continue to run alongside US 23 as it enters Atlanta. Along the city limit and then fully within the city of Atlanta, it runs for several miles in a perfectly straight and due north/south line, which is also the Fulton/DeKalb county line.

Along this segment the road runs over a railroad bridge, and then passes by the Moreland Flea Market, and later the Chestnut Hill Cemetery and Starlight Six Drive-In Theatre just before the southeastern terminus of Spur Route 42. The cluster of trucking related businesses finally ends at Custer Avenue Southeast, and is replaced by more general commercial development. North of East Confederate Avenue, US 23/SR 42 runs along the neighborhood line between Ormewood Park-East Atlanta and commercial development along the routes is replaced by residential development until it reaches Delaware Avenue, where the commercial zoning resumes. Residencies re restored again north of Hall Street Southeast, but end again at Portland Avenue Southeast with the "Light of the World Christian Academy." The next block is the Western terminus of Georgia State Route 260 and shortly afterwards the unmarked section of Glenwood Avenue Southeast, diagonally across from there. Commercial development remains along the road as it approaches Interstate 20 at Exit 60 where it crosses the East AtlantaEdgewood neighborhood line, more accurately running along the Reynoldstown-Edgewood line when it instantly encounters Georgia State Route 154. Between Arkwright Place and Wylie Street, the road runs through some residencies that are raised above ground by stone embankments. North of Hardee Street Northeast, the road becomes a divided highway, as it approaches a bridge under a railroad freight line shared by the MARTA Blue and Green Lines east of Inman Park / Reynoldstown (MARTA station). From there, the route runs between Inman Park, Atlanta and Candler Park briefly passing through the Little Five Points area, but then runs along the eastern edge of Poncey-Highland, where it encounters the eastern terminus of SR 42 Conn., which was originally intended to be part of the Stone Mountain Freeway. On the Poncey-Highland–Atkins Park neighborhood line, US 23 turns east on US 29-78-278/GA 8-10 (Ponce de Leon Avenue), while GA 42 continues north along Briarcliff Road.

Atlanta through Buford[edit]

South Ponce de Leon Avenue immediately splits off to the southeast, but US 23/29/78/278 only runs along the main Ponce de Leon Avenue along the northern edges of Springdale Park, Virgilee Park, and Brightwood Park, while South Ponce de Leon runs along the south side of these parks. This pattern ends at Lullwater and Fairview Roads, but is repeated again shortly afterwards at Shady Side Park and Dellwood Park, where the routes enter Druid Hills. On the opposite side, a North Ponce de Leon Avenue runs along the northern edge of Deepdene Park while US 23/29/78/SR 8 runs along the south side of that park, but US 278/SR 10 branches off to the southeast towards East Lake, Kensington, I-20 from Lithonia to Covington, and ultimately to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, only for North Ponce de Leon Avenue to reunite with its parent street. After crossing under a stone arch railroad bridge and entering Decatur, Ponce de Leon Avenue becomes a local street, while US 23/29/78/SR 8 branches off to the northeast onto Scott Boulevard. This concurrency comes to an end when US 29/78/SR 8 encounters Georgia State Route 155 (Clairemont Avenue), and US 23 makes a left turn onto that street. Entering North Decatur the street name changes to Clairmont Road after the intersection with North Decatur Road. The routes curve left as they run under the same railroad line that US 23 crossed under before leaving Ponce De Leon Avenue, and then curves back from northwest to northeast as it approaches the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Entering North Druid Hills, it intersects the unmarked road named for the community, and then briefly turns straight north before intersection Georgia State Route 236. After SR 236 it makes a sharp curve to the northwest, and then another one to the north-northwest before eventually approaching Interstate 85 at Exit 91, where US 23/SR 155 crosses into the Brookhaven City Line. The routes curve to the northeast then SR 155 ends at Georgia State Route 13, but US 23 turns right onto Buford Highway. Clairmont Road continues north as an unmarked route toward GA 141 in Chamblee. Along the way, US 23/GA 13 passes along the southern border of DeKalb Peachtree Airport, although Clairmont Road runs along the western edge of that airport, providing direct access to it. Entering Doraville, the route encounters Interstate 285 again at Exit 32 just north of the Tom Moreland Interchange.

US 23/SR 13 crosses the Gwinnett County line after Johnson Drive and enters Mechanicsville, where it approaches the south side of a major Southern Railway line leading between Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina. After the intersections of Jones Mill Road and Button Gwinnett Drive it has a grade crossing with a fledgling railroad spur leading to some local industries further south of the route. Entering Norcross, the tracks and the road move away from each other between Shadow Park Drive Northwest and Gwinn Drive Northwest. The first major crossing in Norcross is the intersection with Georgia State Route 140, and then a branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library. Somewhere approximately after this the road crosses the Eastern Continental Divide. Between Mitchell Road Northwest and Summerour Street, it passes by the Norcross Main Post Office, and later encounters the shared intersection of the northern terminus of Georgia State Route 378 and southeastern terminus of Lawrenceville Street Northwest. Immediately after the intersection with South Old Peachtree Road Northwest, US 23/SR 13 enters Duluth. After the intersection with North Berkeley Lake Road northwest, it has a partial cloverleaf interchange with Pleasant Hill Road, and after curving to the north, the entrance of the Southeastern Railway Museum, which includes the 1871-built Duluth Southern Railway Depot. North of Pittard Road Northwest, the tracks and Buford Highway curve to the northeast, but the track begins to move over a block away from the road. US 23/SR 13 gets closer to the heart of the city when it approaches Georgia State Route 120. It continues to remain a four lane undivided highway as it runs northeast, however as it approaches the intersection of Rogers Bridge Road and Old Peachtree Road Northwest, it begins to narrow down to two lanes. From there it curves back along the south side of the Southern Railway line, although the line is hidden by some trees. A former segment of the road can be found just before the intersection with Sugarloaf Parkway, where the railroad bridge can be seen to the north. After this the road tends to fluctuate between two and three lanes, the third lane being reserved for left turns where available. The tracks curve away from the road when it passes by a Robert Bowden Building Materials store.

The road enters Suwanee after the intersection of South Scales Road, and passes by the Baxley Ridge Housing Development on the opposite side before curving to the north-northeast and passing through Suwannee Creek Park, which contains a culvert over Bennett Creek, a bridge over the eponymous creek, and part of the Suwanee Creek Greenway Trail. After the park, it widens for an industrial zoning area, but suddenly narrows back down to two lanes after a street leading to a Southeastern Freight Lines warehouse The road widens again as it approaches McGinnis Ferry Road, but only for turn lane provisions, and it becomes a two lane highway again. AGwinnett County School Building can be seen on a hill just west of Davis Street. The road starts to widen slightly as it approaches the intersection of Suwanee Dam Road Northwest and the northern terminus of Georgia State Route 317, but only for turn lanes. Later after curving more to the north it runs along the east side of that same Southern Railway line it encountered near Duluth, then moves away just before passing by the Roberts Elementary School. After the intersection with Peavy Road, US 23/SR 13 enters Sugar Hill, widening only for left-turn lanes at Woodward Mill Road, then again at Lanier High School and Old Suwannee Road. The road widens again to two lanes with turn lane provisions as it crosses the border between Sugar Hill and Buford then turns back into a four-lane divided highway at the intersection with Sudderth Road only to turn right onto GA 20, while GA 13 continues northeast to GA 369 in Gainesville. US 23 overlaps GA 20 as another four-lane divided highway, this time with random unfinished frontage roads. Though signed eastbound while US 23 is signed northbound, it actually runs southeast and winds through the landscape descending as it approaches a bridge over Suwanee Creek then climbs a hill as it approaches the interchange with I-985 (GA 365) at Exit 4, where it finally turns left onto the northbound on-ramp, joining that route in another concurrency eventually crossing the Gwinnett-Hall County line.

Hall County through North Carolina[edit]

US Route 23 in Rabun County

The first interchange along I-985/US 23/GA 365 in Hall County is Exit 8 at Georgia State Route 347. Though signed only for Sprout Springs Road, the Rankin Smith Interchange (Exit 12) in Flowery Branch also includes Phil Niekro Boulevard. Former rest areas also exists west of Exit 16 (GA 53), which is so close to Exit 17 (GA 13), that southwest-bound ramps are separated by a frontage road, and the northeast-bound on-ramp from Exit 16 goes over the northeast-bound off-ramp from Exit 17. Within Gainesville, US 129 once again joins the concurrency at Exit 22 which is also shared by the southern terminus of US BUS 129. At Exit 24 US 129 leaves across from the unmarked Old Cornelia Highway, and I-985 ends. However, the US 23/GA 365 concurrency continues north as an at-grade highway that has potential to be upgraded to interstate standards. Signage was missing from Buford Highway north (at turn onto GA 20), but returned at the controlled access end of I-985, continuing north on GA 365 also known as Cornelia Highway.

This segment of US 23/GA 365 is an example of an unfinished freeway. The first intersection that could've been an interchange is Howard Road, which has a RaceTrac gas station on the southeast corner, and a local YMCA on the northeast corner. The road then intersects Ramsey Road and White Sulphur Road, the latter of which connects the communities of White Sulphur to the north and White Sulphur Springs to the south. The next community it runs through is Lula where it passes a Kubota RTV manufacturing plant, and a cold storage warehouse. The road runs over a pair or railroad bridges over the same Southern Railway line it got close to in Duluth before the intersection with Cagle Road. A much more important intersection is encountered later on when the routes pass by Ace Hardware franchise, and a gift shop and furniture store just before approaching Georgia State Route 52. Beyond this point it continues to run up and down the hills of Hall County passing through more minor intersections. After passing two right-in/right-out turning ramps leading to nowhere, the road crosses the Hall-Habersham County line where the road is named the Tommy Irwin Parkway. The first intersection in the county is Yonah Post Road in Raoul but other minor intersections can be found there as well as in Alto and Baldwin, the latter of which also includes a more important intersection, specifically the southern terminus of Georgia State Route 384 which continues south as an unmarked local street name Duncan Bridge Road. After the intersection with Kudzu Hill Road, the road enters Cornelia, passing a bridge over J Warren Road with no access. One last diamond interchanges can be found just before a wye interchange with US 441 becomes the beginning of a concurrency that exists through the North Carolina state line as far north as Dillsboro. In the process, it also rejoins GA 15.

The first crossing along the US 23/441 multiplex is the interchange with US BUS 441, which is also known as "Old Historic US 441," running south into Baldwin and north through Demorest and Clarkesville. Most intersections from that point on are strictly local street built at grade, however a single connecting ramp from both directions of US 23/441 runs down to the southwest corner of the bridge over the southern terminus of GA 197. Crossing three more local intersections, the routes enter Mount Airy, where GA 365 leaves at a flyover interchange with US 123 and shortly afterwards US 23/441/SR 15 has an intersection with GA 17. Winding north through Mount Airy, the routes have an intersection with Antioch Church Road, cutting off Cobb Road before, and Rockford Cove Road from Rockford Creek Road afterwards. The road climbs a hill approaching Hollywood Hills Road, then descends before making another right curve where the north end of BUS 441 is encountered again, across from GA 17A, although historic US 441 still runs along the west side as an unmarked route. Later the road passes through Turnerville, but encounters no routed intersections. Unmarked Historic US 441 ends just before the routes passes through Tallulah Falls, where they intersect another former section that's marked as Georgia State Route 15 Loop on the east side which is a scenic overlook for the falls. Halfway between the two ends of this loop, it intersects School Road and Gilbert Gate Road then immediately enters Tallulah Gorge State Park. The road curves to the right before approaching the other end of the scenic loop then curves back to the left under some power lines, passing by the Valley Springs Lodge before finally entering Rabun County.

Here, the road briefly leaves the park and runs along the side of it as it passes by the former namesake station for the Tallulah Falls Railroad then crosses over the Riley C. Thurmond Memorial Bridge before reentering the park. From there it passes through the Blue Ridge Mountain communities of Wiley, Lakemont, and Tiger, the latter of which includes the Rabun County Middle School interchange, right next to Rabun County High School. After passing a Wal-Mart Supercenter on one side of the road, and a local road leading to WGHC, the divider comes to an end and US 23/441/SR 15 remains undivided through the rest of the state with either three or four lanes as it enters Clayton. Beginning here, it is primarily a four-lane undivided highway, flanked along the west side by Stekoa Creek. Many of the buildings begin to reflect the design features of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Contemporary commercial development is mixed in with rustic mountain themed buildings, among them a Quality Inn and Suites motel named "Mount Chalet," and a Swiss A-framed business on the northeast corner with US 76/GA 2 at Chechero Road. US 76 then has a two block concurrency with US 23/441 which ends at the shared intersection between East Savannah Street and Rickman Drive, when US 76/SR 2 turns west onto East Savannah Street. The commercial strip ends after an electrical sub-station located behind a Pizza Hut restaurant, but the road remains four lanes wide. After the Georgia Mountain Market however, the routes lose one southbound lane, even at the northern terminus of North Main Street. The road returns to four lanes in Mountain City north of Cross Street and remains that way through York and Rabun Gap, where it crosses a bridge over the Little Tennessee River, followed by a small cluster of flea markets. Unfortunately within Rabun Gap it narrows back down to three lanes again north of Kelly's Creek Road, this time with only one northbound lane. Even within "downtown" Dillard, there's no second northbound lane, other than right-turn lanes. Like Clayton, it has a mix of mountain themed buildings with standard commercial buildings, albeit not as many as Clayton. The last resemblance to a major intersection in the state is Georgia State Route 246, which runs northeast across the state line becoming North Carolina Highway 106, although it briefly reenters the state in Sky Valley before returning to North Carolina and heading toward Highlands. All other roads after this are strictly local, including the unmarked Rabun CR 23 (State Line Highway). One last strip mall can be found on the east side before US 23/441 finally crosses the Georgia-North Carolina state line, and SR 15 comes to an end.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
Charlton 0.000 0.000 US 1 south / US 23 south / US 301 south (SR 15) – Hilliard, Jacksonville Florida state line
Folkston 4.194 6.750 SR 40 east (Main Street) to I‑95 – Kingsland
Love Street former SR 252 east
4.671 7.517 SR 23 south / SR 121 south – St. George Southern terminus of concurrency with SR 23 / SR 121
5.036 8.105 SR 40 Conn. east (Cross Street) – Kingsland, White Oak, D. Ray James Prison
Homeland 6.764 10.886 US 301 north / SR 23 north – Nahunta, Jesup interchange; northern terminus of concurrency with US 301 / SR 23
Racepond 18.729 30.141 SR 15 north / SR 121 north – Blackshear Northern terminus of concurrency with SR 15 / SR 121
Ware Braganza 30.912 49.748 SR 177 (Okefenokee Park Road) – Okefenokee Swamp Park, Laura S. Walker State Park and Golf Course, Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area, Camp for Blind
Waycross 37.733 60.725 US 82 east (South Georgia Parkway) / SR 520 east – Nahunta, Laura S. Walker State Park, Brunswick
US 1 Bus. north / US 23 Bus. north / SR 4 Bus. north (Memorial Drive) – Alma
Southern terminus of concurrency with US 82 / SR 520
39.215 63.110 US 84 east (McDonald Street) / SR 38 east – Blackshear, Jesup, Savannah Eastern terminus of concurrency with US 84 / SR 38
40.577 65.302 US 84 west / SR 38 west (Victory Drive) – Valdosta Western terminus of concurrency with US 84 / SR 38
42.688 68.700 SR 122 west (Carswell Avenue) – Lakeland, Baptist Village
44.994 72.411 US 82 west / SR 520 west – Pearson, Tifton Northern terminus of concurrency with US 82 / SR 520
49.045 78.930 US 1 Bus. south / US 23 Bus. south / SR 4 Bus. south – Airport
Charles Ray King Memorial Bridge over the Satilla River
Bacon Alma 66.703 107.348 SR 4 Alt. north (South Dixon Street)
67.147 108.063 SR 32 (West 16th Street) – Douglas, Patterson
SR 4 Alt. south (North Dixon Street)
Curtis Lee Marion Bridge over the Hurricane Creek
Jauquion R. "Rab" Tanner Bridge over the Hurricane Creek Overflow.
73.479 118.253 US 1 north / SR 4 north – Baxley Northern terminus of concurrency with US 1; South end of concurrency with SR 19
Appling
No major junctions
Jeff Davis
No major junctions
Appling
No major junctions
Jeff Davis Hazlehurst
US 23 Bus. / SR 135 Conn. north / US 221 Truck / SR 135 Truck north
Southern terminus of US BUS 23/SR Conn. 135; Southern terminus of US Truck 221/SR Truck 135 concurrency
US 341 / SR 27 (Golden Isles Parkway) – Hazlehurst, Jesup Southern terminus of concurrency with US 341/SR 27
US 221 / SR 135 (Cromartie Street) – Hazlehurst, Jesup Southern terminus of concurrency with northbound US 221/SR 135; Northern terminus of US Truck 221/SR Truck 135 concurrency
SR 19 Conn. south (East Coffee Street) – Douglas
US 221 / SR 135 (Tallahassee Street) – Hazlehurst, Jesup Northern terminus of concurrency with northbound US 221/SR 135
Ocmulgee River Dr. C. R. Youmans Memorial Bridge
Telfair Lumber City SR 19 north – Dublin North end of concurrency with SR 19
SR 117 – Jacksonville
SR 149 to SR 117 – Scotland
McRae US 280 / US 319 / US 441 / SR 30 / SR 31 (3rd Avenue) – Douglas, Abbeville, Alamo, Dublin, Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge
Dodge Chauncey SR 165 north (Chauncey Dublin Highway) South end of concurrency with SR 165
SR 165 south (Chauncey Rhine Highway) – Rhine North end of concurrency with SR 165
Eastman US 341 / SR 27 north (Terry Coleman Parkway) / US 341 Bus. / SR 27 Bus. north – Hawkinsville North end of concurrency with US 341; South end of concurrency with US BUS 341/SR BUS 27
SR 87 south / SR 117 – Rhine, Jacksonville South end of concurrency with SR 87/SR 117
US 341 Bus. north / SR 27 Bus. north / SR 46 / SR 117 north – Hawkinsville, Cadwell, Soperton North end of concurrency with US BUS 341/SR Bus 27/SR 117
Empire SR 257 east (Empire Chester Highway) – Chester south end of SR 257 overlap
Bleckley SR 257 west (Chicken Road) – Hawkinsville north end of SR 257 overlap
US 23 Bus. north / SR 87 Bus. north
SR 126 – Cochran, Chester
SR 26 – Cochran, Dublin
US 23 Bus. south / US 129 Alt. south / SR 87 Bus. south / SR 112 north south end of SR 112 overlap
SR 112 north north end of SR 112 overlap
Twiggs Tarversville SR 96 – Fort Valley, Jeffersonville
Bibb Smithsonia I‑16 (SR 404) – Macon, Savannah I-16 exit 6
East Macon SR 87 Conn. north – Jeffersonville
US 80 / SR 19 east – Savannah South end of US 80/SR 19 concurrency
Macon US 80 / SR 87 east – Savannah North end of US 80/SR 87 overlap
US 129 Alt. north / SR 22 North end of US ALT 129 concurrency
US 129 north / SR 11 north / SR 49 north South end of US 129 concurrency
I‑16 (SR 404) to I‑75 – Atlanta, Dublin, Savannah I-16 east exit 1A; no access from SR 49 south to I-16 east
Spring Street Bridge over the Ocmulgee River
US 129 / SR 11 / SR 49 / SR 87 North end of US 129 concurrency; SR 87 rejoins US 23
SR 247 – Warner Robins, Perry SR 247 ends at exit 167
I‑75 (SR 401) – Valdosta, Atlanta I-75 exit 171
Bass Road; Woodcrest, Angel Acres Former SR 361
Monroe SR 18 – Forsyth, Jarrell Plantation Historical Site
SR 83 – Forsyth, Monticello
Butts Flovilla SR 42 – Indian Springs Northern terminus of SR 87; Southern terminus of SR 42 concurrency
Jackson SR 16 east (East 3rd Street) – Monticello Southern end of SR 16 concurrency
SR 36 east (Covington Road) – Covington Southern end of SR 36 concurrency
SR 36 west (South Mulberry Street) – Barnesville Northern end of SR 36 concurrency
SR 16 west (West 3rd Street) – Griffin Northern end of SR 16 concurrency
Henry McDonough SR 155 (North McDonough Road/South Zack Hinton Parkway) – Decatur, Griffin
SR 20 east / SR 81 east (Keys Ferry Street) – Walnut Grove, Covington Eastbound lanes of SR 20/SR 81 on one-way pairs
SR 20 west / SR 81 west (John Frank Ward Boulevard) – Hampton, Lovejoy Westbound lanes of SR 20/SR 81 on one-way pairs
SR 138 east – Conyers Southern end of SR 138 concurrency
Stockbridge SR 138 west – Jonesboro Northern end of SR 138 concurrency
Clayton Rex I‑675 (SR 413) – Macon, Atlanta I-675, exit 2
DeKalb SR 54 Conn. south – Forest Park Northern terminus of SR 54 Conn.; no access from SR 54 Conn. to US 23/SR 42 north or from US 23/SR 42 north to SR 54 Conn.
I‑285 (SR 407) I-285, exit 53
DeKalbFulton
county line
Atlanta SR 42 Spur west (McDonough Boulevard SE) Eastern terminus of SR 42 Spur
SR 260 east (Glenwood Avenue SE) Western terminus of SR 260
I‑20 (Ralph David Abernathy Freeway) – Birmingham, Augusta I-20, exit 60
SR 154 (Memorial Drive) – Downtown Atlanta, Stone Mountain
SR 42 Conn. west (Freedom Parkway) – Downtown Atlanta Eastern terminus of SR 42 Conn.
US 29 west / US 78 / US 278 (Ponce de Leon Avenue) – Downtown Atlanta, Decatur
SR 8 / SR 10 (Ponce de Leon Avenue) / SR 42 north (Briarcliff Road) – Downtown Atlanta, Decatur, Brookhaven
Northern end of SR 42 concurrency
DeKalb Druid Hills US 278 east / SR 10 east (East Lake Road) Eastern end of US 278 and SR 10 concurrencies
Decatur US 29 north / US 78 east (Scott Boulevard) / SR 155 south (Clairemont Avenue) – North DeKalb Mall, Downtown DeKalb Eastern end of US 29/78 concurrency
North Druid Hills SR 236 (LaVista Road NE) – Downtown Atlanta, Tucker
North Druid HillsBrookhaven line I‑85 (SR 403) – Downtown Atlanta, Greenville I-85, exit 91
Brookhaven SR 13 (Buford Highway NE) – Atlanta, Chamblee
Doraville SR 13 Conn. west (Motors Industrial Way)
I‑285 (SR 417) to I‑85 I-285 exit 32
Gwinnett Gwinnett VillageNorcross line SR 140 (Jimmy Carter Boulevard) to I‑85 / SR 141 – Roswell, Tucker
Norcross SR 378 east (Beaver Ruin Road) to I‑85 – Lilburn
Duluth To I‑85 / Pleasant Hill Road interchange
SR 120 (Duluth Highway) / West Lawrenceville Street – Alpharetta, Lawrenceville
Sugarloaf Parkway
Suwanee SR 317 south (Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road) to I‑85
Sugar HillBuford line SR 13 north / SR 20 (Nelson Brogdon Boulevard / Buford Drive) to I‑985 – Cumming, Coolray Field North end SR 13 overlap; Western end of SR 20 concurrency
Buford 4 I‑985 south (SR 419) / SR 20 (Buford Drive N.E.) – Cumming, Buford Eastern end of SR 20 concurrency; Southern end of I 985 concurrency
Hall 8 SR 347 (Friendship Road/Lanier Islands Parkway) – Lake Lanier
Flowery Branch 12 Phil Niekro Boulevard/Spout Springs Road – Flowery Branch Rankin Smith interchange
Oakwood 16 SR 53 (Mundy Mill Road) – Oakwood, Dawsonville Northbound exit ramp to SR 53 only; no southbound exit 16
Gainesville 17 SR 13 (Atlanta Highway) – Gainesville Northbound exit ramp to SR 13 only: southbound exit includes separate ramps to SR 13 and SR 53
20 SR 60 / SR 53 Conn. north (Candler Road/Queen City Parkway) – Gainesville, Dawsonville
22 US 129 south / SR 11 / US 129 Bus. north (Athens Highway) Southern end of US 129 concurrency; southern terminus of US 129 BUS
24 US 129 north / SR 369 west (Jesse Jewell Parkway) – Gainesville, Cleveland, Cumming Northern end of US 129 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 369
I‑985 south (SR 419) Northern terminus of I-985; northern end of I-985 concurrency
SR 52 (Lula Road) – Lula, Clermont
Habersham Baldwin SR 384 (Duncan Bridge Road) – Helen
SR 15 Conn. west (Level Grove Road) to US 441 south – Cornelia Diamond interchange
US 441 south / SR 15 south Southern end of US 441/SR 15 concurrency; Northbound entrance, southbound exit
Cornelia US 441 Bus. / SR 105 "Folded diamond" interchange; Historic route of US 441
SR 197 north – Mount Airy, Clarkesville
US 123 north / SR 17 north / SR 365 north – Toccoa, Lavonia Northern end of SR 365 concurrencies; southern terminus of US 123; southern end of US 123 concurrency
SR 17 (Toccoa Highway) – Clarkesville, Helen To US 123 / SR 365 for southbound traffic only.
Hollywood SR 17 Alt. / US 441 Bus. (Tallmadge Drive) – Toccoa Falls, Lavonia Historic route of US 441
Tallulah Falls SR 15 Loop (Tallulah Gorge Scenic Loop) Tallulah Falls Scenic Overlook; Old 441
SR 15 Loop (Tallulah Gorge Scenic Loop) Tallulah Falls Scenic Overlook; Old 441
Rabun Clayton US 76 east / SR 2 east (Chechero Road) – Westminster, Kingwood Conference Center Southern end of US 76/SR 2 concurrency; Chechero Road becomes Chechero Street northwest of US 23.
US 76 west / SR 2 west (East Savannah Street) – Hiawassee, Warwoman WMA Northern end of US 76/SR 2 concurrency
Dillard SR 246 east – Sky Valley, Highlands, NC Western terminus of SR 246
US 23 north / US 441 north – Franklin North Carolina state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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