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South Fulton Parkway

The South Fulton Parkway has been extended to the Chattahoochee River and the Douglas and Carroll County line. The road is now maintained by the Georgia Department of Transportation as a state road, a change advocated by the South Fulton Parkway Alliance as the best solution for future development and maintenance.

Georgia 14 Spur East
The South Fulton Parkway transitions into a freeway between the CSX Railroad crossing and the Welcome All Road overpass. The first interchange is visible in the background with U.S. 29 & Georgia 14 (Roosevelt Highway). Photo taken 01/16/04.
Georgia 14 Spur begins at the U.S. 29 & Georgia 14 (Roosevelt Highway) folded cloverleaf interchange. U.S. 29 & Georgia 14 travel eastward from Fairburn (pop. 5,464) and Union City (pop. 11,621) to Red Oak and College Park (pop. 20,382) within the vicinity of this junction. Photo taken 01/16/04.
The half-mile guide sign for the Interstate 85 southbound ramp is posted at the Buffington Road overcrossing. A half-diamond interchange adds traffic to the South Fulton Parkway eastbound from Buffington Road. Photo taken 01/16/04.
The junction of Georgia Spur 14 with Interstate 85 & 285 occurs at the southwest corner of the Atlanta Perimeter Highway. A complex directional cloverleaf handles the movements between the three highways in conjunction with a diamond interchange nearby at Georgia 279 (Old National Highway). Photo taken 01/16/04.
The auxiliary lane gained from Buffington Road departs as the exit-only ramp for Interstate 85 south. The north-south freeway travels 140 miles southwest to the Alabama capital city of Montgomery (pop. 201,568). Photo taken 01/16/04.
Continuing beyond the Interstate 85 southbound off-ramp is a shield assembly for junction Interstate 85 & 285 north. The ramp in the foreground carries Interstate 85 northbound motorists onto the South Fulton Parkway westbound. Merging from the right is a loop ramp from Interstate 285 southbound onto Georgia Spur 14 for the upcoming junction with Georgia 279 (Old National Highway). Photo taken 01/16/04.
A cloverleaf ramp guides motorists from Georgia 14 Spur northward onto Interstate 285. Interstate 285 junctions with Georgia 166 (Langford Parkway) in five miles, Interstate 20 in ten miles, and Interstate 85 in 20 miles. To the left the South Fulton Parkway merges on the Interstate 85 northbound collector/distributor roadway for Georgia 279 (Exit 68). Photo taken 01/16/04.

Georgia Spur 14 traffic merges onto the Interstate 85 northbound c/d roadway. The single lane ramp from Interstate 85 northbound travels underneath the Interstate 85 ramps to the Perimeter Highway to merge with the South Fulton Parkway end. Photo taken 01/16/04.
A pair of lanes depart the collector/distributor roadway of Interstate 85 for Georgia 279 (Exit 68). The state highway follows the Old National Highway northward from Georgia 138 (Jonesboro Road) to its terminus at U.S. 29 & Georgia 14 (Old Point Road) just north of the freeway. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Six roadways travel underneath Georgia 279 at the Exit 68 diamond interchange. From left to right are the southbound c/d roadway, Interstate 285 Inner, Interstate 85 south, Interstate 85 north, Interstate 285 Outer, northbound c/d roadway. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Motorists from Georgia 279 (Old National Highway) merge onto the collector/distributor roadway before the split to Interstate 85 north & Georgia 139 (Riverdale Road) and Interstate 285 Outer (Atlanta Perimeter Highway). Photo taken 01/16/04.
The c/d roadway of Interstate 85 carries Georgia Spur 14 and 279 traffic onto Interstate 285 Outer (East) to the left. To the right drivers continue on the c/d roadway through the Exit 71 partial cloverleaf interchange with Georgia 139 (Riverdale Road) and Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Georgia 14 Spur West
Traveling the Interstate 85 northbound off-ramp to Georgia Spur 14 westbound at the merge onto the South Fulton Parkway mainline. The parkway features six lanes between Interstate 85 & 285 and the Buffington Road half-diamond interchange. Photo taken 01/16/04.
South Fulton Parkway westbound at the Buffington Road off-ramp. The north-south surface highway begins at Georgia 138 (Jonesboro Road) near Union City and ends at U.S. 29 & Georgia 14 (Roosevelt Highway) at Red Oak. Photo taken 01/16/04.
0.50-mile guide sign for the U.S. 29 & Georgia 14 (Roosevelt Highway) partial cloverleaf interchange. In the background is the Roosevelt Highway overcrossing. Photo taken 01/16/04.
The second and last exit of the South Fulton Parkway westbound leaves for U.S. 29 & Georgia 14 (Roosevelt Highway). The overlapped routes continue a short distance westward from Georgia Spur 14 to Union City and Fairburn. Photo taken 01/16/04.
The South Fulton Parkway transitions into an at-grade facility west of the CSX Railroad crossing near U.S. 29 & Georgia 14. The divided highway progresses westward nine miles to Georgia 92 (Campbellton Fairburn Road), Georgia 154 (Cascade Palmetto Highway), and its end at Rivertown Road. Photo taken 01/16/04.

Page Updated December 16, 2008.