Georgia Roads - US 278/78/29/GA 5/US 1/GA 10

US 278, US 78/278 with GA 5, US 29, GA 10, US 1

US 278 WB at the one-piece Business US 27 in Cedartown, courtesy J. P. Nasiatka, but where did the 278 shield go?

The next 5 photos are courtesy John Krakoff.

Old shields westbound near Rockmart.

From US 19/US 41/GA 3 NB (Routes Not Seen Here) to somewhere in Douglas County, with the second photo submitted by Adam Prince.

Maxham Road NB in Austell, at the offramp of a folded diamond. Yes, Maxham Rd. intersects two US routes and a Georgia route, and it's the one with the controlled-access overpass, thanks to an adjacent railroad.

GA 8 is along for the ride but doesn't want any credit, here in Lithia Springs.

My turn, WB on the west side of Atlanta. I note that 139 is half of 278.

US 29 joins the untidy gang of multiplexed routes, but it's North, not East. The second photo occurs just after the first photo, just outside of downtown Atlanta, and both are courtesy John Krakoff.

The routes jog along Piedmont Ave. from North Ave. to Ponce de Leon Ave. and meet their other halves.

US 78 and 278 have a tortured relationship. They split up in Atlanta but after a long time parallel, they agree to rejoin in Thomson. The seafood pharmacy is just west of the reconnection.

First it was 3, then 5, then 8, now 10, and US 78/278 keep on swapping partners as they head past Starling Funeral Home into Harlem. The I-20 shield is just a closeup because I can.

Famous WB sign.

This long-abandoned railroad truss south of Grovetown has since been removed.

Continuing EB to the outskirts of Augusta, US 278 tries to hide but, then again, so does GA 10. The 2-digit I-520 shield is a rarity indeed.

The ugly part of the overhead gantry where US 1 turns left from US 78/278 - or GA 4 heads south from GA 10, if you follow hidden routes by signage.

Now up to six routes (GA 4 heads straight into Augusta on former US 1) and a very long span wire at GA Spur 56. (Most people would probably not see "SPUR.")

Upon crossing from South Carolina, SC 121 becomes GA 121 and an unwieldy multiplex gains an extra route as GA 10 emerges to follow US 78 as far as Stone Mountain before breaking off on its own. This sign is just after the Broad St. exit.

Onto US 78 alone
Onto US 29 alone
Onto GA 10 alone
Onto US 1 alone
Follow GA 5 onto I-575

Old US 278/78/1/25

Into Alabama on US 278
Into South Carolina on US 278
Onto I-285
To I-75
To I-85
Onto US 221
To I-20
Onto I-520
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