Veterans Parkway (Savannah, Georgia)

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Veterans Parkway

Southwest Bypass
Route information
Length6.1 mi[3] (9.8 km)
Existed1996[1][2]–present
Major junctions
South end SR 204 in Georgetown
North end I-516 / SR 21 in Savannah
Location
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountiesChatham
Highway system
Chatham County Roads

Veterans Parkway (also known as Southwest Bypass) is a 6.1-mile (9.8 km) long freeway in the Savannah metropolitan area, connecting Georgetown with downtown Savannah, completely within Chatham County. It is not a state route, nor is it maintained by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT); it is one of a handful of county-maintained freeways in Georgia. Other county maintained freeways include Ronald Reagan Parkway, Harry S. Truman Parkway, and a portion of the East–West Connector in Cobb County. Most of the route parallels Hunter Army Airfield (Hunter AAF), which is located to the east of the highway. At its northern terminus, Interstate 516 (I-516) east and State Route 21 (SR 21) south provides access to Hunter AAF. On SR 204 it is not signed as Veterans Parkway, it is signed "Downtown Savannah".[4]

Route description

Veterans Parkway begins at an interchange with SR 204 (Abercorn Street) in Georgetown. It curves to the northeast, crossing over the Little Ogeechee River. The highway curves to the north to an interchange with Chatham Parkway. Then, it curves to a nearly-due-east routing to meet its northern terminus, an interchange with I-516/SR 21 (William F. Lynes Parkway) on the southwestern edge of downtown Savannah.[3]

All of Veterans Parkway is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[5]

History

Veterans Parkway was established in 1996 along the same alignment as it runs today.[1][2]

Exit list

The entire route is in Chatham County. All exits are unnumbered.

Locationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
Georgetown0.00.0
SR 204 (Abercorn Street) to I-95 – Southside Savannah
Southern terminus
Little Ogeechee River1.72.7Unnamed bridge; crossing over some railroad tracks of CSX and the Little Ogeechee River
5.08.0Chatham Parkway
Savannah6.19.8 I-516 (Lynes Parkway / SR 21 / SR 421) – Hunter AAFNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

  1. ^ 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 September 9, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Georgia Department of Transportation (1997). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1997–1998 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Google (August 5, 2013). "Overview map of Veterans Parkway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  4. ^ Google. "Overview map of exit with SR 204" (Map). Google Maps. Google.
  5. ^ "National Highway System: Savannah, GA" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2013.

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