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U.S. Highway 84
The section from Brunswick, Georgia to El Paso, Texas has been designated by five state legislatures as the El Camino East/West Corridor . The designation was in recognition of its history as a migration route from the Atlantic coast to the present Texas/Mexico border, one of the routes that Spanish settlers called El Camino Real. The designation is intended to promote the route for both tourism and NAFTA-facilitated trade with Mexico.
As of 2004, the highway's eastern terminus is a short distance east of Midway, Georgia at an intersection with I-95. The road continues toward the nearby Atlantic Ocean as a county road. Its western terminus is in Pagosa Springs, Colorado at an intersection with U.S. Highway 160.
- The original 1926 route of U.S. 84 skirted the southern border of Georgia, from Brunswick to the north edge of the Okefenokee Swamp, then west to Dothan, Alabama just across the Alabama line.
- In 1934, U.S. 84 was extended to Grove Hill, Alabama, then south on US 43 to Wagarville, Alabama , west to State Line, Mississippi, north on US 45 to Waynesboro, Mississippi, and then across Mississippi and Louisiana to Farwell, Texas. State Line was bypassed in the 1960s by a direct connection between Grove Hill and Waynesboro. A few sources report that the part between Natchez, Mississippi and Wagarville was planned as US 86 a year before.
- The east ends of U.S. 84 and U.S. Highway 82 were swapped in 1989 after the roads around Waycross, Georgia were reconfigured.
The highway passes through the following states:
Related U.S. routes
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