Interstate 95 in Georgia

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Interstate 95 marker

Interstate 95
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length:112.03 mi[1] (180.29 km)
Major junctions
South end: I-95 at Florida state line
 

US 17 / US 82 near Brunswick
US 25 / US 341 near Brunswick
I-16 in Savannah

US 80 in Pooler
North end: I-95 at South Carolina state line
Location
Counties:Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, Liberty, Bryan, Chatham, Effingham
Highway system

Georgia State Routes
Former

SR 94SR 95
SR 404Georgia 405.svgSR 406
 
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Interstate 95 marker

Interstate 95
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length:112.03 mi[1] (180.29 km)
Major junctions
South end: I-95 at Florida state line
 

US 17 / US 82 near Brunswick
US 25 / US 341 near Brunswick
I-16 in Savannah

US 80 in Pooler
North end: I-95 at South Carolina state line
Location
Counties:Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, Liberty, Bryan, Chatham, Effingham
Highway system

Georgia State Routes
Former

SR 94SR 95
SR 404Georgia 405.svgSR 406

Interstate 95, the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States, serves the Atlantic coast of Georgia. It begins at the St. Marys River at the Florida state line north of Jacksonville and heads north past the border of South Carolina at the Savannah River. Interstate 95 in Georgia is designated — but not signed — as State Route 405.

Route description[edit]

All of Interstate 95 in Georgia has three lanes in each direction, except in the Brunswick area where it has four lanes in each direction. From northern Florida to west of Savannah, Interstate 95 travels along the US 17 corridor, passing near or through marshlands, and is close to the Atlantic coastline.

The State Welcome Centers on both ends of I-95 are integrated with other interchanges. The northbound Welcome Center is built into the northbound off-ramp with Exit 1, while the on-ramp from here runs under a bridge beneath the same off-ramp before leading back onto northbound I-95. The southbound Welcome Center can be found just after the off-ramp for first southbound truck weighing center, only for both facilities to share an on ramp back to southbound I-95. Other rest areas, weigh stations, and visitors centers operate independently with no access to any other facilities or destinations.

Northbound I-95 at the interchange with I-16; Note the crossing gates at the on and off ramps

I-95 intersects Interstate 16 near Savannah (Exit 99 A & B). Ramps to and from the eastbound lanes of I-16 feature barrier gates to prevent traffic from entering I-16 in the wrong direction during contraflow lane reversal for hurricane evacuations.

The only auxiliary route for I-95 in Georgia is a Business Loop in Darien. Another Business Loop used to exist for Brunswick however.


History[edit]

In 1998, the Georgia State Senate passed a resolution to designate the portion of Interstate 95 between the Ogeechee River (Bryan County, Georgia-Chatham County, Georgia border) north to the Savannah River (Effingham County, Georgia-Jasper County, South Carolina border) in the Greater Savannah Area as the Tom P. Coleman Highway, in honor of Tom Coleman, a Democrat who served as State Senator from 1981 to 1995.[2]

Until 2000, the state of Georgia used the sequential interchange numbering system on all of its Interstate Highways. The first exit on each highway would begin with the number "1" and increase numerically with each exit. In 2000, the Georgia Department of Transportation switched to a mileage-based exit system, in which the exit number corresponded to the nearest milepost.[3][4]

Construction to widen I-95 from two to three lanes started with the Chatham County segment in 1989, with the other county segments done in phases, with the project completed throughout Georgia on December 10, 2010.

Exit list[edit]

CountyLocationMilekmOld exit[4]New exitDestinationsNotes
St. Mary's River
0.000.00Florida–Georgia state line
I-95 continues into Florida
Camden
Kingsland11St. Mary's Road – St. Mary'sNorthbound traffic can access the Georgia Welcome Center using exit 1
23 SR 40 (East King Avenue) – Kingsland, St. Mary's
Woodbine2A6Martin Luther King Boulevard – Woodbine
37Harriet's Bluff Road
414 SR 25 Spur – Woodbine
 22Horse Stamp Church RoadFully opened April 3, 2012
Waverly526Dover Bluff Road
Glynn
Brunswick629 US 17 / US 82 / SR 520 – Brunswick, Jekyll Island, Waverly
736 US 25 (New Jesup Highway) / US 341 / SR 27 – Jesup, BrunswickSigned as exits 36A (south) and 36B (north); previously signed as exits 7A and 7B accordingly
Dock Junction838 SR 25 Spur (Golden Isles Parkway) – Brunswick
 942 I-95 Bus. south / SR 99 – Darien
McIntosh
Darien1049 I-95 Bus. north / SR 251 – Darien
Townsend1158 SR 57 / SR 99 – Eulonia, Ludowici
Liberty
Riceboro1267 US 17 / SR 25 – South Newport, Riceboro
Midway1376 US 84 / SR 38 – Midway, Sunbury
Bryan
Richmond Hill1487 US 17 (Coastal Hwy.) – Richmond Hill, Midway
1590 SR 144 – Fort Stewart, Richmond HillSigned as Old Clyde Road northbound
Chatham
Savannah1694 SR 204 – Savannah, Pembroke
Pooler1799 I-16 (Jim Gillis Historic Savannah Parkway) – Savannah, MaconSigned as exits 99A (east) and 99B (west); previously signed as exits 17A and 17B accordingly
18102 US 80 / SR 26 – Pooler, Garden City
Savannah18A104Pooler Parkway, Airways Ave. – Airport Sign.svg Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
106Jimmy Deloach Parkway – Bloomingdale, Port WentworthSigned as exits 106A (south) and 106B (north)
Port Wentworth19109 SR 21 / SR 30 – Port Wentworth
Effingham
No major junctions
Savannah River
112.03180.29Georgia–South Carolina state line
I-95 continues into South Carolina
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Business routes[edit]

Darien[edit]

Interstate 95 Business
Location:Darien, Georgia

The Interstate 95 Business Loop for Darien, Georgia begins at Exit 42 on I-95, and runs concurrent with Georgia State Route 99. It then joins US 17(Ocean Highway) and follows the road north in a triple concurrency. After GA 99 separates to the northeast in downtown Darien, I-BL-95 turns northwest onto Georgia State Route 251 where it reunites with I-95 at its northern terminus on Exit 49.

Brunswick[edit]

Interstate 95 Business
Location:Brunswick, Georgia

The former Interstate 95 Business Loop for Brunswick, Georgia used to serve Brunswick and the Golden Isles between Exits 29 and 38 (former Exits 6 and 8). It was cosigned with US 17 and Georgia State Route 25 but no longer exists. The route returned to I-95 via SR 25 Spur.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of Transportation Data (December 31, 2003) (PDF). Interstate Mileage Report (Report). Georgia Department of Transportation. 1DPP438. Archived from the original on February 18, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20060218010013/http://www.dot.state.ga.us/DOT/plan-prog/transportation_data/400reports/2003/dpp438_2003.pdf. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Staff (March 9, 1998). "State Resolution 648: Designate portion of I-95 in honor of Tom Coleman and Mack Mattingly". First Reader Summary. Georgia General Assembly. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Staff (June 12, 2003). "Georgia's Interstate Exit Numbers". Georgia Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on February 15, 2004. Retrieved April 30, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b Staff (June 12, 2003). "Interstate 95". Georgia's Interstate Exit Numbers. Georgia Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on February 26, 2004. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Interstate Business Route 95". Interstate Guide. AARoads. June 10, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 

External links[edit]

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