US 221 in Georgia
According to Iamaccepted, US 221 is a US Highway in the US state of Georgia. The road forms a north-south route in the southeast of the state, between Quitman on the Florida border and Pollards Corner on the South Carolina border. The road does not pass through really large towns, Valdosta is the main town on the route. The road is 423 kilometers long.
US 221 south of Hazlehurst.
US 221 in Florida enters Georgia from Perry and first heads north to Quitman, then double-numbers US 84 as far as Valdosta. The double-numbered US 84/221 is a 2×2 divided highway and has a connection to Interstate 75. In Valdosta, US 84 and US 221 split, with US 221 following a more secondary route northeast. This is a single lane road through less populated rural area consisting of forests and meadows. The main towns on the route are Lakeland, Douglas and Hazlehurst. North of Hazlehurst one crosses the Altamaha River.
US 221 heads north from here, passing through small towns such as Mount Vernon and Soperton. Northeast of Soperton is a connection to Interstate 16. US 221 then runs parallel to US 1 at a not too great distance. While US 1 still handles some through traffic between the regions, US 221 is a secondary route with hardly any places of any importance. Between Louisville and Wrens, US 221 with US 1 is double-numbered. This is a single lane road.
North of Wrens, US 221 forms a regional bypass of the city of Augusta. Where US 1 passes through the city, US 221 runs through small villages well west and north of Augusta. There is a connection to Interstate 20, after which US 221 crosses the Savannah River via the J. Strom Thurmond Dam. The dam is on the border with the state of South Carolina, then US 221 in South Carolina continues to Greenwood and Spartanburg.
US 221 was added to the network in 1930 but ran only in North Carolina at the time. US 221 passing through Georgia was not the case until 1954, when US 221 was extended from Greenwood, South Carolina to Perry, Florida, and the current route through Georgia was established. US 221 is an artificial route that does not serve any major location except Valdosta, where the route coincides with US 84. The US 221 is characterized by TOTSO ‘s and has hardly been upgraded.
The J. Strom Thurmond Dam, a large dam on the Savannah River on the South Carolina border, was constructed between 1946 and 1954. This created the large Lake Strom Thurmond. When the dam was completed, US 221 was led over the dam into Georgia.
The US 221 has seen virtually no upgrades, except for the double numbering with the US 84 between Quitman and Valdosta, no parts have been widened to 2×2 lanes and no diversions at places have been realized. US 221 is therefore one of the most unimportant US Highways in Georgia.
US 25 in Georgia
According to ACRONYMMONSTER, US 25 is a US Highway in the US state of Georgia. The road forms a north-south route in the east of the state, between Brunswick and Augusta. The route is 298 kilometers long.
US 25/84/301 in Jesup.
The road begins in the coastal city of Brunswick, double-numbered with US 341, and then crosses Interstate 95, the highway from Jacksonville to Savannah. The road then runs to the northwest with 2×2 lanes through densely wooded area. The road here is built in long straights, and one does not cross other roads. After more than 50 kilometers you reach the town of Jesup, where US 341 turns west towards Perry, and US 84 and US 301from Waycross and Folkston respectively. The three roads then run to the northeast with 2×2 lanes, up to Ludowici. US 25 and US 301 then turn north, while US 84 continues east towards Hinesville and Savannah. Both roads then run west of Fort Stewart, temporarily counting 2×1 lanes until Glennville. The roads continue through a less densely wooded area to Claxton, where it intersects US 280, the east-west route from Columbus to Savannah. Nearly 20 kilometers after that you cross Interstate 16, the highway from Macon and Atlanta to Savannah. Not far afterwards you reach the town of Statesboro, where the US 80, which runs parallel to I-16 from Macon to Savannah, and also exits US 301 to Orangeburg, South Carolina.
US 25 then has 2×2 lanes and runs north, via Millen and Waynesboro to the Augusta metropolitan area. Augusta has 192,000 inhabitants and 530,000 in the metropolitan area, which is also partly located in South Carolina. It first crosses Interstate 520, the city’s ring road, then merges with three other roads, creating a quadruple double numbering system with US 1, US 78, and US 278. All those roads run along the east side of downtown and then cross the Savannah River, which also marks the border with South Carolina. US 25 in South Carolina then continues to Greenville in the north.
US 25/301 between Jesup and Statesboro.
US 25 was created in 1926, but at the time it had its southern end in North Augusta, South Carolina and thus did not pass through Georgia. In 1929 the route was extended south to Statesboro and in 1936 to its current starting point in Brunswick on the Atlantic Ocean.
In the early 1960s, the first section of US 25 was upgraded, a 2×2 lane section northwest of Statesboro. A few kilometers of the southern approach road from Augusta was also widened to 2×2 lanes. In the mid-1980s, US 25 between Statesboro and I-16 was widened to 2×2 lanes. The approach road from Brunswick was also widened to 2×2 lanes in the early 1980s. The Statesboro ring road was built in the early 1990s. During that time a diversion was also realized at Jesup and the section between Ludowici and Jesup was widened to 2×2 lanes. In the late 1990s, US 25 around Waynesboro was widened to 2×2 lanes.
After 2000, further portions of US 25 were widened to a 2×2 divided highway as part of the Governor’s Road Improvement Program. In the early 2000s, the stretch from Jesup to Brunswick was widened to 2×2 lanes. Around 2006-2009, the road between Augusta and Statesboro was widened to 2×2 lanes over a large distance.