Interstate 20 West
Interstate 20 cuts a 200 mile path across northern Georgia serving both Atlanta and Augusta. The highway also links north Georgia to other southern cities such as Columbia, Birmingham, and Jackson. From milepost 24 to 92, Interstate 20 carries at least six lanes of travel within the metro area of Atlanta. Near downtown, this number swells to 12 lanes, including an HOV Lane in each direction.
Near the state line with Alabama, and from the metro east to Augusta, Interstate 20 carries four lanes with 70 mph speed limits through forested settings. The speed limit drops in the Augusta area to 55, with four to six lanes of travel.
|One half mile east of the Lee Road diamond interchange of Exit 41 on Interstate 20 west. Lee Road joins U.S. 78 and Lithia Springs with Georgia 92 (Fairburn Road) to the south. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|Interstate 20 westbound at Exit 41 (Lee Road). Use Lee Road south for Sweetwater Creek State Park and Campbellton via Georgia 92. Northward Lee Road ends at Sweetwater Road in 0.6 miles. Sweetwater Road continues 1.2 miles from there to U.S. 78 & Georgia 5 in the heart of Lithia Springs. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|The first of three Douglasville (pop. 20,065) area interchanges of Interstate 20 is that of Exit 37 with Georgia 92 (Fairburn Road). Georgia 92 encircles the Atlanta metropolitan area between Fayetteville (pop. 11,148), Fairburn (pop. 5,464), Douglasville, Hiram (pop. 1,361), Woodstock (pop. 10,050), and Roswell (pop. 79,334). Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|Georgia 92 traffic departs Interstate 20 westbound at the Exit 37 diamond interchange. The state route merges with U.S. 78 & Georgia 5 1.6 miles west at downtown Douglasville. Four blocks west of there Georgia 92 turns northward on the Dallas Highway to Hiram and Paulding County. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|Next in line for Interstate 20 westbound at Douglasville is the Chapel Hill Road parclo interchange (Exit 36). Chapel Hill Road stems southward out of Douglasville as Campbellton Street before crossing paths with Interstate 20 at the Arbor Place Mall. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|Exit 36 partitions into separate ramps for the Campbellton Street northbound and Chapel Hill Road southbound separate from the Interstate 20 westbound travel lanes. Chapel Hill Road continues south through the suburban landscape to Chapel Hill. Stewarts Mill Road branches southwest from the road to Central Church Road and Georgia 5 near Bill Arp. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|One-mile overhead for Georgia 5 (Exit 34) on Interstate 20 westbound. Georgia 5 overlaps with U.S. 78 from Austell to Douglasville before splitting southward via Bill Arp Road west of the city. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|Georgia 5 (Bill Arp Road) travels 1.3 miles south from U.S. 78 & Georgia 8 to the diamond interchange (Exit 34) with Interstate 20. From here the state route continues another ten miles to Georgia 166 at McWhorter and another 12 miles to U.S. 27 Alternate at Whitesburg. Georgia 5 ultimately departs the state as Alabama 48 to Graham. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|Attached to the Baggett Road overpass is the one-mile guide sign for Exit 30 (Post Road). Post Road travels eight miles north from Fairplay (Georgia 166) to Winston (U.S. 78 & Georgia 8). The roadway intersects Interstate 20 at a diamond interchange. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|A pair of interchanges along Interstate 20 serve the Carroll County town of Villa Rica (pop. 4,134). The first of these joins Liberty Road with the freeway between U.S. 78 & Georgia 8 and Edge Road at the county line. Use Liberty Road north and U.S. 78 & Georgia 8 (Bankhead Highway) west for downtown Villa Rica. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|Georgia 61 (Carollton Villa Rica Highway) ties into Interstate 20 west of Villa Rica at Exit 24. Georgia 61 begins 8.5 miles to the south at Georgia 166 outside of Carrollton (pop. 19,843). One half mile north of Interstate 20 is the Georgia 61 intersection with U.S. 78 & Georgia 8 (Bankhead Highway) and Georgia 110's southern terminus (Industrial Boulevard). Georgia 110 and 61 travel north of Villa Rica to Union and New Georgia respectively. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|Georgia 113 (Carollton Street) interchanges with Interstate 20 just south of Temple. The state route travels 17 miles overall between Carollton (U.S. 27) and Draketown (Georgia 120). Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|Interstate 20 passes underneath the Norfolk-Southern Railroad line at the Exit 11 off-ramp to U.S. 27 & Georgia 1 (Breman Bypass). U.S. 27 enters the town of Bremen nearby. The U.S. route constitutes a four-lane highway between Roopville, Carrollton, the Breman bypass, and Buchman. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|The Waco Road diamond interchange faces Interstate 20 westbound motorists just beyond the Haralson County line. Waco Road travels northward as Atlantic Avenue into the village of Waco (pop. 469) where it meets U.S. 78 & Georgia 8. Five Points Road begins nearby and links Waco Road with Georgia 16 (Mt. Zion Road) outside of Jake. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|Georgia 100 represents the last exit of Interstate 20 westbound within the state of Georgia. The north-south highway skims along the western reaches of the state between Hogansville (pop. 2,774), Franklin (pop. 902), Bowdon (pop. 1,959), Tallapoosa (pop. 2,789), Cedartown (pop. 9,470), Coosa, and Summerville (pop. 4,556). Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
|Westbound at the Exit 5 diamond interchange with Georgia 100. Georgia 100 travels six miles north to Tallapoosa (U.S. 27 & Georgia 8) and four miles south to Kansas and nine miles to Bowdon (Georgia 166). Georgia 16's western terminus exists along Georgia 100 just south of Interstate 20. Georgia 16 serves Jake, John Tanner State Park, Mount Zion, and Carollton to the southeast. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).|
Page Updated November 18, 2004.