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Route History for US 1 in Georgia
- In 1926,
- the route US 1 takes from Augusta to Wrens did not exist. It was planned at this time, and was going to be numbered GA 24.
- Between Wrens and Baxley, the route was called GA 17 and was for the most part improved (not paved). As GA 17 passed through Louisville and Wadley, it followed what is now Business US 1.
- Between Baxly and Alma, the route was called GA 32 and was still dirt.
- Between Alma and the Florida state line, what is now US 1 was called GA 15. Through Waycross, GA 15 followed what is now Business US 1. This route, from Alma to Florida, was improved (not paved) in 1926.
- By 1928, the route had been renumbered US 1. In addition, the road was paved between the South Carolina state line and Swainsboro, and between Alma and the Florida state line.
- By 1948, all of US 1 in Georgia had been paved.
- By 1966, US 1 through Augusta had been widened to 4 lanes.
- By 1980, US 1 had been rerouted around Louisville, Wadley, and Waycross.
Key to Abbreviations for Route Numbers:
- US - US Highway
- GA - Georgia State Highway
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