Interstate 95 travels through southeastern Georgia, from the Golden Isles and Brunswick north to the Savannah area. All 112.00 miles of the freeway accommodate six lanes of traffic, with a few segments expanded to eight lanes. The majority of motorists taking I-95 through the Peach State are headed for destinations in either Florida or the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern States. Some commuter interests use the route at Brunswick and Savannah otherwise. Additionally the route serves ports in both Brunswick and Savannah.
Interstate 95 Georgia Guides
Widening of Interstate 95 through Georgia formally wrapped up during a dedication held on December 11, 2010 in McIntosh County. The $1-billion project kicked off in 1993 in Chatham County and concluded with $533 million in construction through Glynn and McIntosh Counties. Work on the original four-lane freeway started in 1965.1
A new exit was added to Interstate 95 in Camden County. The Horsestamp Church Road diamond interchange (Exit 22) opened on April 11, 2012. The $10.9-million project commenced on October 18, 2010, improving access to the east end of Dover Bluff and Waverly.2
Interstates 16 and 95 through Chatham County were completed in 1977-78. Completion of I-95 allowed through traffic to bypass Savannah and the Talmadge Bridge (U.S. 17 Alternate) over the Savannah River.3
||Georgia 251 and Interstate 95 come together at a commercialized diamond interchange in north Darien. The state route doubled as Business Loop I-95 south from the exit to U.S. 17 & GA 25. There GA 251 ends while the former business loop combined with U.S. 17 (North Way) into the Darien city center. Photo taken 12/21/13. |
||U.S. 17/SR 25 south at the northbound on-ramp to I-95 for Savannah. A handful of service stations reside at the junction along an otherwise rural stretch between Retreat and South Newport. Photo taken 12/21/13. |
||U.S. 17/SR 25 (South Coastal Highway) expand to four lanes through the diamond interchange (Exit 67) with Interstate 95. Photo taken 12/21/13. |
||Motorists bound for Interstate 95 north to Savannah from the South Newport area depart U.S. 17/SR 25 (South Coastal Highway) north. Photo taken 12/21/13. |
||Northbound U.S. 17 & GA 25 at the on-ramp for Interstate 95 south to Brunswick and Jacksonville, Florida. South Coastal Highway continues northwest to Retreat, Riceboro and Midway. Photo taken 12/21/13. |
||Georgia 144 (Ford Avenue) meets Interstate 95 at the north interchange for the city of Richmond Hill in Bryan County. The state route ventures west from the freeway into Fort Stewart. Photo taken 12/19/13. |Photo Credits:
- "Coastal Georgia celebrates opening of 6-lane interstate." The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL), December 11, 2010.
- "New interchange to open along I- 95 The Horsestamp Church Road link will improve Camden County access." The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL), April 11, 2012.
- "The New Chatham." Savannah Morning News (GA), July 31, 2005.
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Page Updated 12-18-2018.