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U.S. Highway 29 & Georgia 8

U.S. Highway 29 North
U.S. 78-278 & Georgia 8 share pavement from Northside Drive (U.S. 19 & 41) eastward to the one-way street couplet of Spring and Peachtree Streets. There U.S. 29 turns easterly onto North Avenue (U.S. 78-278 & Georgia 7). The four highways proceed three blocks east to Piedmont Avenue where they turn north one block. Pictured here is Piedmont Avenue northbound at Ponce De Leon Avenue. U.S. 29-78-278 & Georgia 8 north/east turn right onto Ponce De Leon Avenue eastbound. Photo taken 01/17/04.
U.S. 29 north & U.S. 78-278 and Georgia 8 eastbound shield assembly on Ponce De Leon Avenue. The east-west surface highway carries between four and six lanes between Piedmont Avenue and Juniper Street eastward to the Atlanta city limits. Photo taken 01/17/04.
Approaching the east end of Freedom Parkway (Georgia 10) on Ponce De Leon Avenue (U.S. 29 north & U.S. 78-278 and Georgia 8 eastbound). Freedom Parkway was constructed in the 1990s as an extension of the defunct Interstate 485 freeway (Georgia 410 freeway stub) from Interstate 75 & 85 eastward to Ponce De Leon Avenue. Unlike the planned freeway, Freedom Parkway is an at-grade facility with intersections. Photo taken 01/17/04.
The intersection of Ponce De Leon Avenue at Freedom Parkway. Georgia 10 enters the four-way overlap of U.S. 29-78-278 & Georgia 8 eastbound. The state highway begins at the Interstate 75 & 85 Exit 248C stack interchange near downtown. Photo taken 01/17/04.
U.S. 29 north & U.S. 78-278 and Georgia 8-10 eastbound (Ponce De Leon Avenue) at Mooreland Avenue (U.S. 29 & Georgia 42). Here U.S. 23 northbound splits with Georgia 42 for Ponce De Leon Avenue. The federal highway becomes the sixth element to the overlap of Ponce De Leon Avenue between Mooreland Avenue and Georgia 155 (Clairemont Avenue). Photo taken 01/17/04.
A six pack of reassurance shields for U.S. 23-29-78-278 and Georgia 8-10 is posted at the gateway to Springdale Park on Ponce De Leon Avenue eastbound. The roadway straddles parkland through to the Decatur city line. Photo taken 01/17/04.
U.S. 278 & Georgia 10 depart Ponce De Leon for Lake Road at Deepdene Park near the Atlanta city line. U.S. 278 & Georgia 10 follow Howard Avenue through downtown Decatur (pop. 18,147), and eastern suburb of Atlanta. Georgia 10 returns to U.S. 78 near Stone Mountain. Photo taken 01/17/04.
U.S. 29 & 78 guide signs posted at the U.S. 278 & Georgia 10 (Lake Road) intersection with Ponce De Leon Avenue. Photo taken 01/17/04.
U.S. 23-29 north & U.S. 78 and Georgia 8 eastbound reassurance shield assembly on Ponce De Leon Avenue after the U.S. 278 & Georgia 10 eastbound split. Photo taken 01/17/04.
U.S. 23-29 north & U.S. 78 and Georgia 8 east pass underneath a narrow railroad overcrossing before parting ways with Ponce De Leon Avenue at the city of Decatur. The four-way overlap turn northeasterly onto Scott Boulevard through Decatur itself. Ponce De Leon meanwhile continues eastward to the center of town and Clarkston (pop. 7,231). Photo taken 01/17/04.
A second set of U.S. 29 & 78 guide signs is posted at the Scott Boulevard split from Ponce De Leon Avenue. Ponce De Leon Avenue at one time carried U.S. 29 Business & Georgia 8 into downtown Decatur to Church Street. At Church Street U.S. 29 Business & Georgia 8 turned northward to a return to U.S. 29 & U.S. 78 (Scott Boulevard). U.S. 29 Business was terminated and Georgia 8 realigned during the 1990s. Photo taken 01/17/04.
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.
Interstate 285 trailblazer posted on Scott Boulevard (U.S. 29 north & U.S. 78 and Georgia 8 eastbound) after Clairmont Road (U.S. 23 north & Georgia 155). U.S. 29 & Georgia 8 intersect the Perimeter Highway via Exit 39. U.S. 78 & Georgia 410 intersect the Atlanta Beltway at Exit 39. Photo taken 01/17/04.
U.S. 29 north & U.S. 78 and Georgia 8 eastbound (Scott Boulevard) at Church Street northeast of Dekalb. Church Street used to carry U.S. 29 Business and Georgia 8 back onto U.S. 29 & 78 here. Photo taken 01/17/04.
Closer look at the U.S. 29-78 & Georgia 8 shield assembly at the intersection of Scott Boulevard and Church Street. An Interstate 285 trailblazer is visible in the background on Church Street itself. Photo taken 01/17/04.
The split of U.S. 29 north & Georgia 8 (Lawrenceville Highway) eastbound from U.S. 78 & Georgia 410 (Stone Mountain Parkway). The interchange composes the western terminus of Georgia 410, an east-west highway following the Stone Mountain Parkway between U.S. 29 and Georgia 10. U.S. 29 north & Georgia 8 follow the surface arterial Lawrence Highway to North Dekalb and Tucker (pop. 26,532) through the northeastern suburbs of Atlanta. The Stone Mountain Parkway from Interstate 285 westbound was once touted as part of Interstate 485. Photo taken 01/17/04.
Georgia 316 (University Parkway) bypasses Lawrenceville to the north and merges with U.S. 29 & Georgia 8 (Winder Highway) east of town. The trio share 30 miles of pavement between Lawrenceville and the Athens Perimeter Highway (Georgia 10 Loop). Pictured here is the first set of reassurance shields posted on the overlap after their merge. Photo taken 01/27/05.
Button copy guide sign for Exit 3 on Georgia Loop 10 Inner & U.S. 29 north. Intersecting the Athens Perimeter Highway here is Business U.S. 78 (Atlanta Highway). Georgia 10 departs the Athens loop via Atlanta Highway and overlaps with U.S. 78 Business for 3.5 miles to the interchange with University Parkway (U.S. 29-78 & Georgia 316). Georgia 324 parts the Atlanta Highway at the Georgia 10 & U.S. 78 Business southward turn onto the Monroe Highway two miles west of Georgia Loop 10. The state highway follows the original U.S. 29 through Bogart (pop. 1,049), Statham (pop. 2,040), Russell, and Winder (pop. 10,201). Photo taken 01/17/04.
Georgia Loop 10 Inner & U.S. 29 northbound approaching Exit 7 (Prince Avenue). Prince Avenue carries U.S. 129 & Georgia 15 Alternate between Homewood Drive and the Athens Perimeter Highway. Southward Prince Avenue (Georgia 15 Alternate) heads into downtown along the former route of U.S. 129. U.S. 129 overlaps with Georgia Loop 10 Inner between Exits 7 and 17 (Macon Highway). Otherwise U.S. 129 & Georgia 15 Alternate (Jefferson Road) travel 17 miles south from Jefferson (pop. 3,825) to the city of Athens. Photo taken 01/17/04.
Georgia Loop 10 Inner & U.S. 29 north and U.S. 129 south at the Exit 9 diamond interchange with U.S. 441 & Georgia 15 (Commerce Road). 18 miles separate U.S. 441 from Commerce (pop. 5,292) and the Athens Perimeter Highway. Nicholson (pop. 1,247) resides ten miles north of Athens. U.S. 441 & Georgia 15 merge onto Georgia Loop 10 Inner and friends at Exit 9. The highways continue southward to the Macon Highway interchange of Exit 17 (U.S. 129). Photo taken 01/17/04.
East of the Danielsville Road and North Avenue interchange (Exit 10) is the U.S. 29 northbound split from the Athens Perimeter Highway. A three-quarter cloverleaf interchange sees U.S. 29 depart via a loop ramp from the left as Georgia Loop 10 Inner and U.S. 129-441 & Georgia 15 south turn southward. Exit 11 is signed with the Georgia 72 control point of Elberton (pop. 4,743). Georgia 72 (Hull Road) begins 1.5 miles to the north. Photo taken 01/17/04.
U.S. Highway 29 South
U.S. 29 southbound on the approach to the Athens Perimeter Highway (Georgia 10 Loop) in Clarke County. The federal highway merges onto the freeway north of downtown Athens between Exits 11 and 1. Georgia Loop 10 carries U.S. 129 & 441 through the interchange with U.S. 29. Thus from here westward U.S. 29-129-441 all overlap. The diagrammatical overhead here is one of many for the Exit 11/11A interchange complex of Georgia Loop 10 with U.S. 29 and adjacent Old Hull Road. During early 2004 a sign replacement project was underway to replace all remaining button copy and older reflective signage with new retroreflective panels. Note the new sign displayed to the right of the full sign bridge. Photos taken 01/17/04.
U.S. 29 southbound merges onto Georgia Loop 10 Outer and U.S. 129-441 & Georgia 15 northbound at Exit 11. Situated just west of there is the Exit 10 diamond interchange with Danielsville Road & North Avenue. North Avenue travels 1.5 miles out of downtown to Georgia Loop 10, becoming Danielsville Road and Georgia 106 in the process. Photo taken 01/17/04.
An auxiliary lane adds to Georgia Loop 10 & U.S. 29-129-441 and Georgia 15 fray between Exits 10 (Danielsville Road & North Avenue) and Exit 11 (Commerce Road). The upcoming diamond interchange sees U.S. 441 & Georgia 15 north part ways with the Athens Perimeter Highway for Nicholson and Commerce. Photo taken 01/17/04.
Georgia Loop 10 Outer & U.S. 29 southbound at Exit 1, the eastern terminus of Georgia 316 (University Parkway). Departing here is U.S. 29 south and entering U.S. 78 east. U.S. 29-78 & Georgia 316 overlap together on University Parkway between the Athens Perimeter Highway and Georgia 10 & U.S. 78 Business (Monroe Highway). U.S. 78 provides the main route between Athens and Monroe (pop. 11,407). U.S. 29 & Georgia 316 pair together to Lawrenceville (pop. 22,397). There Georgia 316 splits with U.S. 29 en route to Interstate 85. Photo taken 01/17/04.
U.S. 23-29 south & U.S. 78-278 and Georgia 8-10 westbound (Ponce De Leon Avenue) at Mooreland Avenue (Georgia 42) in Atlanta. Here U.S. 23 departs the six-way overlap for Mooreland Avenue southbound (Georgia 42). U.S. 23 did not always share pavement with U.S. 29-78-278. The federal highway originally continued northward with its state highway counterpart Georgia 42 along Briercliff and Druid Hill Roads to Georgia 13 (Buford Highway). From there U.S. 23 took the Buford Highway northward to Clairmont Road (Georgia 155). The routing change to Ponce De Leon Avenue and Clairmont Roads occurred in the late 1990s. Photos taken 01/17/04.

Page Updated February 4, 2005.