- U.S. Route 278
infobox U.S. Route
length_ref= [http://www.us-highways.com/us1830.htm US Highways from US 1 to US 830] Robert V. Droz]
from=Jct|state=AR|US|59|US|71 at Wickes, AR
junction=Jct|state=AR|I|30 in Hope, AR
Jct|state=MS|I|55 in Batesville, MS
Jct|state=AL|I|22|name1=Future in Hamilton, AL
Jct|state=AL|I|65 in Cullman, AL
Jct|state=AL|I|59 in Gadsden
Jct|state=GA|I|285 near Atlanta, GA
Jct|state=GA|I|75|I|85 in Atlanta
Jct|state=GA|I|20 in Covington, GA
Jct|state=GA|I|520 near Augusta, GA
Jct|state=SC|I|95 in Hardeeville, SC
to=Jct|state=SC|US-Bus|278|dab1=Hilton Head in Hilton Head, SC
U.S. Route 278 is a spur of
U.S. Route 78. It currently runs for 1,074 miles (1,728km) from Hilton Head Island, South Carolinato Wickes, Arkansasat U.S. Highway 71/U.S. Highway 59. It passes through the states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas. It goes through the cities of Augusta, Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, Austell, Georgia, Rockmart, Georgia, Cedartown, Georgia, Gadsden, Alabama, and Amory, Mississippi.
US 278 begins at an intersection with
U.S. Route 59/ U.S. Route 71in the town of Wickes in southwestern Arkansas. From Wickes, US 278 continues eastward through Hope, Camden, and Monticello to McGehee, where it meets U.S. Route 65. US 278 overlaps US 65 southward for 16 miles until they separate in Lake Village. There, US 65 splits off and US 278 overlaps U.S. Route 82east to the Mississippi River, where US 82 and US 278 cross into Mississippi.
US 82 and US 278 go through Greenville to Leland, where US 278 separates from US 82 at
U.S. Route 61. US 278 then joins US 61 northward through Cleveland before splitting in Clarksdale. East of Clarksdale, it overlaps Mississippi Highway 6through Batesville, Oxford, and Pontotoc before reaching Tupelo. At Tupelo, MS 6 separates from US 278 while US 278 overlaps U.S. Route 45south to New Wren. From New Wren, US 278 continues east through Amory before entering Alabama.
U.S. 278 enters Alabama between
Greenwood Springs, Mississippiand Sulligent, Alabama. As in Georgia, this and all U.S routes are partnered with state routes; however, there are few instances throughout the state where the state route number is posted. From the Mississippi state line to Guin, U.S. 278 is paired with State Route 118. From Hamilton to the Georgia state line, U.S. 278 is paired with State Route 74.
U.S. 278 junctions
U.S. Route 431at Gadsden. The two routes overlap until they split at Attalla. After a reconfiguration of 3rd St SW at Main Ave SW to connect directly with 4th St SW in Cullman, U.S. 278 no longer briefly overlaps U.S. Route 31for a block. U.S. 278 overlaps U.S. Route 43between Hamilton and Guin. Prior to the completion of Corridor X (Future I-22), these two routes also overlapped U.S. Route 78between these two towns, with East U.S. 78 travelling in the same direction as West U.S. 278.
In Atlanta, it (U.S. 278) runs along
Donald Lee HollowellParkway ( Bankhead Highway), North Avenue, briefly along Piedmont Road and Ponce de Leon Avenue. Outside the Perimeter, U.S. 278 runs along Covington Highway. In Lithonia, Georgia, at the intersection with Turner Hill Road (S.R. 124), U.S. 278 merges with Interstate 20for 15 miles. It leaves I-20 at exit 90, in Covington, Georgia.
U.S. 278 is co-signed with a state route for its entire length in Georgia, as are all U.S. highways in the Peach State. From the Alabama line into
Lithia Springs, Georgia, it is cosigned with S.R. 6. From Lithia Springs through Atlanta, it is merged with U.S. Route 78/S.R. 8. In Atlanta, the federal highway merges further with other highways including S.R. 10 and U.S. Route 23before splitting off at Ponce de Leon Ave. and East Lake Road in Decatur. In Avondale Estates, Georgia, S.R. 12 is paired with U.S. 278, all the way into Thomson, Georgia. There, the federal route merges with U.S. 78/S.R. 10 to the South Carolina line.
After crossing the
Savannah River, U.S. 278 bypasses North Augusta, South Carolinaen route to Beech Island and Johnson Crossroads. It then winds through a corner of the Savannah River Site. The route then continues onward through the communities of Allendale, Fairfax, Hampton, Varnville, Ridgeland, and Hardeeville where it meets Interstate 95. U.S. 278 shares the route between Ridgeland and Hardeeville with U.S. 17. Prior to the construction of Exit 8 on Interstate 95 (which provides direct access to southern Beaufort County), U.S. 278 went from Ridgeland through Old House and Okatie toward Bluffton, along present-day state routes 336, 462, and 170.
Upon reaching Hardeeville, the route heads eastward toward the Atlantic with major new developments lining the spine of the road from Hardeeville through
Sun Cityand Bluffton before crossing over the bridge to Hilton Head Island. U.S. 278 ends at U.S. 278 Business on the southern portion of Hilton Head Island, just outside Sea Pines Plantation. Old U.S. 278 was routed along what is now U.S. 278 Business until 1998, when a new toll road, dubbed the Cross Island Parkway was built. U.S. 278 was routed along the new parkway. The completion of the "Gateway to Hilton Head", a direct expressway connection from the north side to the south side of the island, has caused a great amount of commercial and residential development along the road.
2005, U.S. 278 was only signed in Mississippifrom the Alabama state line to U.S. Route 45west of Amory, Mississippi. US 278 in western Alabama used to be routed through Haleyville by what are now Alabama highways 195 and 129.
U.S. Route 59/ U.S. Route 71at Wickes, Arkansas
U.S. Route 70at Dierks, Arkansas
U.S. Route 371at Nashville, Arkansas
Interstate 30at Hope, Arkansas
U.S. Route 67at Hope, Arkansas
U.S. Route 371at Rosston, Arkansas
U.S. Route 79at Camden, Arkansas
U.S. Route 167at Hampton, Arkansas
U.S. Route 63at Warren, Arkansas
U.S. Route 425at Monticello, Arkansas
U.S. Route 65from McGehee to Lake Village, Arkansas
U.S. Route 82from Lake Village, Arkansasto Leland, Mississippi
U.S. Route 61from Leland to Clarksdale, Mississippi
U.S. Route 49at Clarksdale, Mississippi
Interstate 55at Batesville, Mississippi
U.S. Route 45at Okolona, Mississippi
U.S. Route 78(future Interstate 22) at Hamilton, Alabama
U.S. Route 43from Guin to Hamilton, Alabama
Interstate 65at Cullman, Alabama
U.S. Route 31at Cullman, Alabama
U.S. Route 231near Snead, Alabama
U.S. Route 11at Attalla, Alabama
U.S. Route 431from Attalla to Gadsden, Alabama
Interstate 59at Gadsden, Alabama
U.S. Route 27at Cedartown, Georgia
U.S. Route 78from Lithia Springs to Atlanta, Georgia
Interstate 75/ Interstate 85at Atlanta, Georgia
Interstate 285at Decatur, Georgia
U.S. Route 129/ U.S. Route 441at Madison, Georgia
Interstate 20at Barnett, Georgia
U.S. Route 221at Harlem, Georgia
U.S. Route 25at Augusta, Georgia
Interstate 520east of Augusta, Georgia
U.S. Route 301at Allendale, South Carolina
U.S. Route 321at Fairfax, South Carolina
U.S. Route 601at Hampton, South Carolina
U.S. Route 17from Ridgeland to Hardeeville, South Carolina
*Interstate 95 at
Hardeeville, South Carolina
U.S. Route 78
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