U.S. Highway 23
On the 30 mile stretch between Gainesville and U.S. 123, U.S. 23 is divided with four lanes. The highway is expressway standard with a hodgepodge of intersections and interchanges. There are no traffic lights installed between Interstate 985 and U.S. 123. U.S. 441 tags along for a ride between Cornelle and the state line with Tennessee. South of Gainesville, U.S. 23 is a freeway travelling to the town of Buford. Interstate 985 was christened in the 1980s and overlaps with all of U.S. 23 from Gainesville southward to Buford. See the Interstate 985 page for material covering that routing.
|Scott Boulevard eastbound approaching Georgia 155 (Clairmont Road). Georgia 155 straddles the eastern suburbs of Atlanta via Flat Schoals Parkway, Candler Road/Avenue, Clairmont Avenue/Road. Photo taken 01/17/04.|
|The junction of U.S. 23-29-78 and Georgia 8 (Scott Boulevard) with Georgia 155 (Clairmont Road) represents the eastern extant of the U.S. 23 overlap with U.S. 29-78 and Georgia 8. U.S. 23 turns northward ahead onto Clairmont Road with Georgia 155 through to the original Buford Highway alignment near Chamblee (pop. 9,552). Photo taken 01/17/04.|
|U.S. 23 departs Scott Boulevard for Clairmont Road (Georgia 155). U.S. 29 north & U.S. 78 and Georgia 8 eastbound continue along Scott Boulevard for another two miles to North Dekalb. Photo taken 01/17/04.|
|U.S. 23 & 441 North|
|Georgia 365, which is all but hidden between Gainesville (pop. 25,578) and U.S. 123, reappears at this sign bridge for the eastbound beginning of U.S. 123. U.S. 23 & 441 and Georgia 15 continue their marriage northwards to the Tennessee State Line as Georgia 365 bids farewell via U.S. 123 eastward to the South Carolina State Line. Georgia 17 enters the scene from Clarkesville (pop. 1,248) to the west and joins the U.S. 123 & Georgia 365 mix eastward to Toccoa (pop. 9,323). Lavonia (pop. 1,827) is displayed on the right-hand panel for the southbound control city of Georgia 17. This town is located along Georgia 17 at Interstate 85. Photo taken 10/15/01.|
|U.S. 23 & 441 South|
|U.S. 23/441 and Georgia 15 southbound reassurance shields within the U.S. 123 terminus interchange. The overpass funnels traffic from U.S. 123 south to U.S. 23 & 441 south. Overall U.S. 123 is a short route linking northeastern Georgia with Greenville, South Carolina. Photo taken 10/15/01.|
|The rural splendor of northeast Georgia is evident in this southbound U.S. 23& 441 and Georgia 15 scene approaching the junction of Business U.S. 441 near Cornelia (pop. 3,674). Georgia 385 overlaps with Business U.S. 441 northward through Demorest (pop. 1,465) and Clarkesville. Business U.S. 441 follows old U.S. 441 through the town of Cornelia with Georgia 105. Georgia 105 links U.S. 23 & 441 with the town of Cleveland (pop. 1,907). Photo taken 10/15/01.|
Page Updated March 7, 2004.