Georgia Interstates and Highways

Success in today’s fast-paced marketplace often depends on who can deliver their goods most efficiently. Companies must have streamlined and effective ways to receive their raw materials and dispatch their ish product to customers. Georgia is conveniently located near the “elbow” of the U.S. Sunbelt. Interstates 16, 24, 59, 75, 85, & 95 cross the state providing rapid access to the region’s growing market area. Interstate 285 is a perimeter road around Atlanta and Interstates 185, 475, 516, 520, 575, & 985 are strategically placed for moving vehicles to and from Georgia’s interstate corridors.

In addition to its interstate connectivity, Georgia has 20,000 miles of federal and state highways. Georgia’s proximity translates into two or fewer truckload days from 82% of the U.S. industrial market and 79% from the country’s largest consumer markets. In Georgia, superior connectivity and the lowest fuel tax in the U.S., make highway transportation a cost effective and efficient way to move your products to market.

Some quick Facts about Georgia’s public road network:

  •  81,829 miles of county roads
  • 19,095 miles of state highway
  • 13,731 miles of city streets
  • 1,244 miles of interstate highways

To maintain those roadways, GDOT receives the proceeds from the state’s motor fuel tax and state appropriations, as well as funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation. One of the GDOT major construction and maintenance programs is the ‘Governor’s Road Improvement Program’ (GRIP). This program supports a network of economic development highways that connect most of Georgia’s cities to the interstate highway system. The GRIP system will ultimately ensure that 98% of all areas in Georgia are within 20 miles of a four-lane highway. As of 2002, there were 18 GRIP highways and 3 truck-access routes totaling 2,839 miles of roadway. Some well-known examples of GRIP projects are the Golden Isles Parkway, the Fall Line Freeway, and the South Georgia Parkway.