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Re: City streets that change names more than once
« Reply #75 on: May 04, 2020, 10:21:53 AM »

I'm shocked that no one has mentioned that Atlanta's most famous street, Peachtree Street, turns into Peachtree Road as it enters Buckhead, then becomes Peachtree Industrial Boulevard by the time it crosses the Topside Perimeter (aka I-285), then has other names as well as it winds out through northeast suburbia.

If you didn't follow the 60-degree right turn that Peachtree Road makes in the heart of Buckhead, then you're on Roswell Road all the way into Roswell (and also on US 19 from 14th Street to I-285), and then off through Alpharetta and Cumming all the way to Dahlonega with a variety of names on the way.

Atlanta has A LOT of these roads!

To the north, Peachtree becomes Peachtree Industrial Blvd (around I-285) and keeps that name until it becomes McEver Rd at the Gwinnett/Hall county line. This road finally ends at Dawsonville Hwy northwest of downtown Gainesville. (Distance: 57.4 miles from the south end of Murphy St [the part that is continuous with Peachtree; there is a separate section a little farther south) to Dawsonville Hwy)

Also, Peachtree Pkwy splits off Peachtree Industrial Blvd in Norcross, becoming Medlock Bridge Rd when re-entering Fulton County before reverting to Peachtree Pkwy when entering Forsyth County. At US-19, it changes names to Bethelview Rd. At GA 20, it changes names again to Friendship Circle (briefly) before becoming Hurt Bridge Rd. At Heardsville Rd, it becomes Heardsville Circle. After that, the road circles around itself, becoming Heardsville Rd. It finally ends for good at GA 20 just east of the Forsyth/Cherokee county line. (Distance from splitting off Peachtree Industrial Blvd (roughly 22 miles from the south end of continuous Murphy St) to hitting GA 20 the second time: 33.3 miles)

Roswell Rd, after splitting off of Peachtree Rd, becomes Atlanta St when crossing into Roswell. It later becomes Alpharetta Hwy before changing names again to Main St in Alpharetta. After leaving that city, it reverts to Alpharetta Hwy and then becomes Atlanta Hwy when crossing into Forsyth County, crossing the aforementioned Bethelview Rd between the Forsyth line and Cumming. In downtown Cumming, it becomes Pilgrim Mill Rd, finally ending at a dead end at Tidwell Park on the north shore of Lake Lanier. (Distance from splitting off Peachtree in Buckhead to Tidwell Park: 42.9 miles)

Another long road starts as Brynfield Pkwy in Gwinnett County before becoming McGinnis Ferry Rd at Lawrenceville-Suwannee Rd. McGinnis Ferry turns into Union Hill Rd after following the Fulton/Forsyth county line from the Chattahoochee River to nearly GA 400. From there, it becomes Mullinax Rd just north of McFarland Pkwy (Union Hill Rd turns off) and Post Rd at GA 9. At GA 20, it changes names again to Tribble Rd before ending at Watson Rd in western Forsyth County. (Distance: 25.3 miles)

Another really long road starts as Hairston Rd just north of I-20 in central DeKalb County. It becomes Mountain Industrial Blvd near Stone Mountain before becoming Jimmy Carter Blvd at the Gwinnett County line. Just north of Peachtree Industrial Blvd, it becomes Holcomb Bridge Rd and keeps that name until it becomes Crossville Rd at the aforementioned Alpharetta Hwy. It becomes Woodstock Rd briefly before becoming Alabama Rd at when crossing into Cobb County. It keeps that name almost all the way across Cherokee County before becoming Cherokee Rd when the road turns to the south. After crossing I-75, it becomes Cowan Rd and finally ends at Main St in Acworth. (Distance: 49.7 miles)
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Re: City streets that change names more than once
« Reply #76 on: May 04, 2020, 10:46:31 AM »

In the East Bay in California, several segments of old Route 21 are a continuous road. Starting in Sunol, Foothill road runs north for 9 miles to Pleasanton. At the Dublin/Pleasanton line, it changes names for the first time to San Ramon Rd, which it uses to run for 1.5 miles through Dublin.

At the Alameda/Contra Costa County line, the road changes names again to San Ramon Valley Blvd. It runs as SRV 8 miles through to Danville, where it changes names again to Hartz Ave. After the Railroad Ave intersection, the road changes names again to Danville Blvd.

Danville Blvd leaves Danville and runs through Alamo and, after 5 miles, it changes its name at the Walnut Creek city limit to Main St. and runs as Main for 4 miles until it changes to Contra Costa Blvd. in Pleasant Hill.

Pacheco continues through Pleasant Hill until the roadway ends in Vine Hill. The road is around 33 miles total and has 8 separate names.
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Re: City streets that change names more than once
« Reply #77 on: May 04, 2020, 11:25:52 AM »

Roswell Rd, after splitting off of Peachtree Rd, becomes Atlanta St when crossing into Roswell. It later becomes Alpharetta Hwy before changing names again to Main St in Alpharetta. After leaving that city, it reverts to Alpharetta Hwy and then becomes Atlanta Hwy when crossing into Forsyth County, crossing the aforementioned Bethelview Rd between the Forsyth line and Cumming. In downtown Cumming, it becomes Pilgrim Mill Rd, finally ending at a dead end at Tidwell Park on the north shore of Lake Lanier. (Distance from splitting off Peachtree in Buckhead to Tidwell Park: 42.9 miles)

Not to be confused with the other Roswell Rd, which follows part of the GA 120 corridor between Marietta and Roswell and features an impressive amount of name changes itself. The street begins as Mill Street, a minor residential road in Roswell, before crossing US 19 and becoming Marietta Highway. After crossing into Cobb County, it changes to Roswell Road, which it maintains all the way to US 41 in Marietta. Then it briefly follows Roswell St and South Park Square in Marietta, and heads out of Marietta as Whitlock Ave. It then becomes Dallas Highway, a designation it maintains out to the Paulding County line where it becomes Charles Hardy Parkway. At US 278, it becomes the Bill Carruth Parkway, which loops back around Hiram and back to US 278. It changes names again there to Poplar Springs Road, which continues a few miles before finally ending at Wright Rd.

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Re: City streets that change names more than once
« Reply #78 on: May 05, 2020, 09:34:00 AM »

Roswell Rd, after splitting off of Peachtree Rd, becomes Atlanta St when crossing into Roswell. It later becomes Alpharetta Hwy before changing names again to Main St in Alpharetta. After leaving that city, it reverts to Alpharetta Hwy and then becomes Atlanta Hwy when crossing into Forsyth County, crossing the aforementioned Bethelview Rd between the Forsyth line and Cumming. In downtown Cumming, it becomes Pilgrim Mill Rd, finally ending at a dead end at Tidwell Park on the north shore of Lake Lanier. (Distance from splitting off Peachtree in Buckhead to Tidwell Park: 42.9 miles)

Not to be confused with the other Roswell Rd, which follows part of the GA 120 corridor between Marietta and Roswell and features an impressive amount of name changes itself. The street begins as Mill Street, a minor residential road in Roswell, before crossing US 19 and becoming Marietta Highway. After crossing into Cobb County, it changes to Roswell Road, which it maintains all the way to US 41 in Marietta. Then it briefly follows Roswell St and South Park Square in Marietta, and heads out of Marietta as Whitlock Ave. It then becomes Dallas Highway, a designation it maintains out to the Paulding County line where it becomes Charles Hardy Parkway. At US 278, it becomes the Bill Carruth Parkway, which loops back around Hiram and back to US 278. It changes names again there to Poplar Springs Road, which continues a few miles before finally ending at Wright Rd.
This road is 36.7 miles long.

Found a couple more:
Timber Ridge Rd > Lower Roswell Rd > Terrell Mill Rd > Delk Rd > South Cobb Dr > James Jackson Pkwy > Hamilton E. Holmes Dr > Hightower Rd > Peyton Rd (30.9 miles)
Lester Rd > Pleasant Hill Rd > State Bridge Rd > Old Milton Pkwy > Rucker Rd (22.8 miles)
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Re: City streets that change names more than once
« Reply #79 on: May 05, 2020, 11:22:11 PM »

I found a very good one in the Orlando area. It starts as Alafaya Trail on the east side of Orlando and continues north past the UCF campus and downtown Oveido before turning west and becoming FL 434. After crossing I-4, it turns to the south, remaining FL 434 until it turns into John Young Parkway. John Young Parkway continues south through Orlando  and into Kissimmee. In Kissimmee, it becomes US 17/US 92 (Orange Blossom Trail). In Haines City, it becomes 17th St. This street finally ends at Grove Avenue, a block south of where US 17/US 92 turn off onto Hinson Avenue.
Distance: 78.2 miles
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