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.


Interstate 20 West
One-mile guide sign for Exits 196B/A on Interstate 20 westbound. This cloverleaf interchange handles the western terminus of Interstate 520 and the southern terminus of Georgia 232. The two highways are part of the Bobby Jones Expressway. Photo taken 08/05/00.
Near sunrise photograph of Interstate 20 westbound at Exit 196B for Georgia 232 northbound. This state route travels northward along a surface boulevard to Georgia 104 (Washington Road) and Old Evans Road. Photo taken 04/21/01.
Crossing over the Interstate 520 & Georgia 232 travel lanes, the cloverleaf ramp for Exit 196A departs Interstate 20 westbound. The Bobby Jones Expressway forms an outer loop around the city of Augusta. The four to six lane freeway serves developing areas of west Augusta and industrial areas of south Augusta. A future extension will see the freeway extend to North Augusta, South Carolina. Photo taken 12/15/01.
Advance guide signs for Exits 67B/A (Interstate 285) on Interstate 20 westbound. The Perimeter Highway features control cities of the connecting 2-digit Interstates. Unfortunately, congestion often debilitates the traffic flow on the Atlanta Beltway. Thus it is sometimes better to travel through the city of Atlanta than around it to get to long distance destinations such as Montgomery, Alabama or Chattanooga, Tennessee. Photo taken 08/05/00.
Interstate 20 westbound at the folded diamond interchange of Exit 61A. Attached to the Maynard Terrace overcrossing is the 1.25 mile guide sign for upcoming Exit 60. U.S. 23 (Moreland Avenue) intersects Interstate 20 near the neighborhoods of East Atlanta and Inman Park. Photo taken 02/11/01.
Entering the stack interchange of Exit 57 on Interstate 20 westbound. An intricate series of ramps and flyovers facilitates the movements between Interstate 20 and the central artery of Interstates 75-85. The interchange is a modified version of a four-level symmetrical stack interchange, with several other ramps connecting Interstates 75-85 to the downtown street grid. Photo taken 04/21/01.
Interstate 20 leaves the Atlanta Perimeter and approaches Exit 49 with Georgia 70 (Fulton Industrial Boulevard) near Fulton County Airport (Brown Field). Fulton Industrial Boulevard comprises a busy surface arterial between U.S. 78 & 278 and Georgia 166 (Campbellton Road). Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).
Six lanes of Interstate 20 cross over Georgia 70 (Fulton Industrial Boulevard) at the Exit 49 diamond interchange. Georgia 70 straddles the Fulton / Cobb County line from Atlanta southwest to Campbellton. The state route continues from Campbellton through to Rico and Roscoe to its end at Newnan (pop. 16,242) and U.S. 29. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).
Westbound Interstate 20 crosses the Chattahoochee River into Cobb County on the approach to Exit 47 and Six Flags Parkway. As the name implies, Six Flags Parkway and its companion Six Flags Drive serve the Six Flags Over Georgia amusement theme park. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).
A half-diamond interchange connects Interstate 20 west with Six Flags Parkway at Exit 47. Six Flags Parkway serves the amusement park that is located to the south between Interstate 20 and Riverside Parkway. A second interchange serves the area at Exit 46A with Six Flags Drive and Riverside Drive. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).
Two lanes depart Interstate 20 west for Exit 47 and Six Flags Parkway. Turn right off from the ramp and one arrives at the intersection of Six Flags Parkway with Six Flags Drive and Lee Industrial Boulevard. Lee Industrial Boulevard continues east from there to Georgia 139 (Gordon Road). Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).
Georgia 6 (Thornton Road) intersects Interstate 20 just across the Douglas County line at Exit 44. Thornton Road extends the Camp Creek Parkway from Fulton County northwest to the Lithia Springs (pop. 2,072) and Austell (pop. 5,359) area of U.S. 78 & 278. The Camp Creek Parkway extension links the western suburbs with East Point, College Park, and Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).
Westbound at the Exit 44 off-ramp to Georgia 6 (Thornton Road). Georgia 6 concludes 2.6 miles to the west at the split of U.S. 78 & 278 in Lithia Springs. Georgia 6 becomes Camp Creek Parkway across the Chattahoochee River and Fulton County line en route to Georgia 70 (Fulton Industrial Highway) in 3.8 miles. Photo taken by JT Legg (07/27/04).
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.

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