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|Maintained by GDOT|
|Length:||166.81 mi (268.45 km)|
|Existed:||1972 – present|
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|East end:||Montgomery Street in Savannah|
Interstate 16 (I-16), also known as Jim Gillis Historic Savannah Parkway or State Route 404 (SR 404), is an intrastate Interstate Highway located entirely within the state of Georgia, United States. I-16 runs from downtown Macon, at Interstate 75 to downtown Savannah at Montgomery Street (Exit 167B).
The highway carries the unsigned designation of State Route 404, though the state route has a spur that is signed.
I-16 serves as a hurricane evacuation route for Savannah and other coastal areas. The road is designed for contraflow travel with railroad-type gates to block most entrance and exit ramps for the normally eastbound lanes. Some ramps are ungated, apparently for entrance to and exit from the contraflow lanes. Just east of Exit 42 is a crossover to return all westbound traffic to the westbound travel lanes.
Until 2000, the state of Georgia used the sequential interchange numbering system on all of its Interstate Highways. The first exit on each highway would begin with the number "1" and increase numerically with each exit. In 2000, the Georgia Department of Transportation switched to a mileage-based exit system, in which the exit number corresponded to the nearest milepost.
In 2001 the Georgia Legislature passed a resolution, to designate the Earl T. Shinhoster Interchange at the junction with Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Savannah in honor of Earl Shinhoster, who was a Black civil rights activist. This interchange is located in the economic and cultural center for Black Savannah.
In 2003 the Georgia Legislature passed a resolution to designate Interstate 16 in honor of James L. Gillis, Sr., a Democrat who served as a State Representative, State Senator and Director of the Georgia Department of Transportation, as the Jim Gillis Historic Savannah Parkway. Gillis' sons, Hugh and James, Jr., also served as Democratic State legislators. Hugh was a Representative from 1941 to 1953 and a State Senator from 1953 to 1955 and from 1963 to 2005. James, Jr. was a State Senator from 1945 to 1946.
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|Location:||Savannah – South Carolina state line|
|Length:||3.07 mi (4.94 km)|
State Route 404 Spur is a short route that runs from I-16 Exit 166 northward along U.S. 17 to the South Carolina state line. As its number suggests, it is a spur from State Route 404, an unsigned route that runs the full length of I-16.
In popular culture
- In the video game Left 4 Dead 2 the player and their companions travel west on Interstate 16 toward Atlanta. In doing so, the player will go through a Griffin County Georgia and make a stop at Wispering Oaks Amusement Park. Wispering Oaks Amusement Park, as well as Griffin County, are both fictional locations. Spalding County does have a city called Griffin, but Interstate 16 merges with Interstate 75 south of Spalding County.
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- Staff (2003). Interstate Mileage Report (438 Report) (PDF) (Report). Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 15, 2008.[dead link]
- Google (February 15, 2008). "Overview map of I-16" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 15, 2008.
- "Rest Areas (Georgia Department of Transportation)". Retrieved 4 October 2014.
- Georgia's Interstate Exit Numbers[dead link] Georgia Department of Transportation - online. Accessed April 30, 2007.
- Interstate 20 Exit Renumbering Page[dead link] Georgia Department of Transportation - online. Accessed April 30, 2007.
- House of Representatives (April 19, 2001). "House Resolution 182". Atlanta, GA: Georgia General Assembly. Retrieved February 15, 2008.
- State Senate (April 19, 2001). "Senate Resolution 6". Atlanta, GA: Georgia General Assembly. Retrieved February 15, 2008.
- Elmore, Charles J. (April 26, 2004). "The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press. Retrieved February 15, 2008.
- House of Representatives (March 27, 2003). "House Resolution 88". Atlanta, GA: Georgia General Assembly. Retrieved February 15, 2008.
- "Interstate 16". Interstate Guide. December 6, 2006. Retrieved February 15, 2008.[unreliable source?]
- Staff (February 2003). "Senator Hugh M. Gillis (D-SS 20)". Georgia General Assembly. Archived from the original on September 19, 2008. Retrieved February 15, 2008.
- Google (23 March 2015). "Overview map of I-16" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
Route map: Bing
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