State Route 85 in Georgia
State Route 85 is a state route in the U.S. state of Georgia. The road forms a north-south route from Columbus to Atlanta, parallel to Interstate 85. A small stretch in Columbus is a freeway. The route is 154 kilometers long.
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State Route 85 begins in the southwestern city of Columbus, on the border with Alabama. The road heads northeast out of town, double-numbered with US 27. The part in the northeast of Columbus is a freeway, the Manchester Expressway over a length of 14 kilometers. In the east of Columbus one still crosses the US 80. Further outside of Columbus, State Route 85 is a two-lane road that runs through rural Georgia. The road doesn’t have much through importance because of I-85, which provides a faster route to Atlanta about 20 miles away. The northernmost section passes through the southern suburbs of Atlanta and is a divided highwaywith 2×2 lanes and intersections. State Route 85 ends at Interstate 75.
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State Route 85 used to be a secondary route between Columbus and Atlanta. Before the 1960s, through traffic mostly took the US 27, which runs a little more to the west, with which the SR-85 in the south is also double-numbered. With the realization of Interstate 85 in the 1960s and 1970s, these routes lost their importance. Only in the city of Columbus does State Route 85 have a commuter importance, here the road has been expanded as the Manchester Expressway. This highway was built in the 1980s.
State Route 141 in Georgia
State Route 141 is a state route in the U.S. state of Georgia. Entirely in the Atlanta metropolitan area, the road connects the northeastern suburban area with downtown Atlanta. The route is 45 kilometers long.
The road begins in north Atlanta, and soon intersects State Route 400, a toll highway. The road here is called the Peachtree Road. It is a fairly important main road, although through traffic will be more likely to use Interstate 85. In Chamblee, one crosses a large industrial area, and crosses Interstate 285, Atlanta ‘s ring road . After this begins the highway section, the Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. There are 2×3 lanes available for traffic. However, the highway section only lasts a few miles, after which the Peachtree Parkway begins, a Parkwaythrough the northeastern suburbs. The road here has 2×2 lanes with level crossings. The road then ends at US 19, the highway from Atlanta to Coal Mountain.
The freeway portion northeast of I-285 is an upgrade of the existing Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, and opened in 1996, in time for the Atlanta Olympics that year. It is also the most recent new highway in the region.
The highway section processes 110,000 vehicles per 24 hours.
State Route 154 in Georgia
State Route 154 is a state route in the U.S. state of Georgia. The road passes through the Atlanta metropolitan area, part of the Langford Parkway in the East Point suburb. State Route 154 is 90 kilometers long.
State Route 154 begins in Avondale Estates, an eastern suburb of Atlanta, at a junction with Interstate 285. The road then runs through suburban areas, west on Memorial Drive, a four-lane city highway. The road ends quite abruptly in downtown Atlanta, passing the intersection between the Downtown Connector and Interstate 20. The road heads south from downtown on Whitehall Street and later Lee Street.
From East Point, State Route 154 runs along Langford Parkway, a short 2×2 lane freeway to Interstate 285. West of the interchange with I-285, the road is suburban in character, initially four-lane, but soon single-lane, leading first west through the sparsely built suburbs and then south. The road leads to Sharpsburg via Palmetto, crossing Interstate 85 in the process. The road ends in the village of Sharpsburg on State Route 54.
State Route 154 is historically a city highway in the Atlanta area. Parts of the route west and southwest of Atlanta were a country road that has been connected to more and more residential areas over the years.
The Langford Parkway, formerly known as the Lakewood Freeway, opened to traffic in 1971.
Daily, approximately 15,000 to 25,000 vehicles drive on Memorial Drive in eastern Atlanta and 10,000 to 15,000 vehicles on Whitehall Street and Lee Street in southern Atlanta. The highway portion of the Langford Parkway has 50,000 to 52,000 vehicles per day. The part through the western suburbs usually has 10,000 to 18,000 vehicles per day, later 5,000 vehicles per day to Palmetto. Further from I-85 to Sharpsburg, 10,000 to 16,000 vehicles a day drive.