Georgia State Route 257
State Route 257 (SR 257) is a southwest–to–northeast state highway located in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It travels from Cordele to Dublin, via Hawkinsville. Its routing is located within portions of Crisp, Dooly, Wilcox, Pulaski, Bleckley, Dodge, and Laurens counties.
|Maintained by GDOT|
|Length||69.2 mi (111.4 km)|
|West end||I-75 in Cordele|
|East end||US 319 / US 441 / SR 31 in Dublin|
|Counties||Crisp, Dooly, Wilcox, Pulaski, Bleckley, Dodge, Laurens|
SR 257 begins at an interchange with Interstate 75 (I-75) in Cordele in Crisp County. It heads northeast, enters Dooly County, and intersects SR 215. The highway cuts across the northwestern corner of Wilcox County, prior to entering Pulaski County. Before entering Hawkinsville, it intersects SR 27. The two highways run concurrent into town. In Hawkinsville, they intersect US 129/SR 11/SR 230, and all six highways travel to the east. At Jackson Street South, US 129/SR 11 depart to the south concurrent with SR 112, while US 129 Business/SR 11 Business head north. US 129 Alternate/SR 112 join the concurrency. East of town, US 129 Alternate/SR 112/SR 257 head north, while SR 230 heads south and SR 27 head to the east. Almost immediately is an intersection with US 341/SR 26. Here, SR 26 joins the concurrency, while SR 27 departs to the east, running concurrent with US 341. US 129 Alternate/SR 26/SR 112/SR 257 head northeast for a short distance, until SR 257 leaves the concurrency to the northeast. It enters Bleckley County and passes through rural areas until it has a brief concurrency with US 23/SR 87 in Empire. During that concurrency, the three highways enter Dodge County. It continues to the northeast, until it enters Chester, where it has a short concurrency with SR 126. Upon leaving town, SR 257 enters Laurens County. In Dexter is another concurrency with SR 338. Just before entering Dublin, it has an interchange with I-16 and then intersects US 441 Bypass/SR 117. In town, it meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with US 319/US 441/SR 31.
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Interstate 175 (I-175) was a proposed auxiliary route of I-75. Most of the highway would have paralleled the current route of SR 300 (then numbered as SR 257). This highway would have connected the city of Albany to the Interstate Highway System via I-75, had it actually been built. I-175 and its unsigned State Route 412 were proposed in 1976 to travel east from the Liberty Expressway (US 19/US 82/SR 50) in Albany. It would then curve to the northeast, and travel on a routing that would have been located farther to the east than SR 257.
|Crisp||Cordele||0.0||0.0||I-75 (SR 401) – Valdosta, Macon||Southern terminus; I-75 exit 102|
|Dooly||||8.7||14.0||SR 215 – Pitts, Vienna|
||No major junctions|
|Pulaski||||25.1||40.4||SR 27 west (Vienna Highway) – Vienna||Western end of SR 27 concurrency|
|Hawkinsville||28.9||46.5||US 129 north / SR 11 north / SR 230 north (Broad Street)||Western end of US 129/SR 11 and SR 230 concurrencies|
|29.3||47.2||US 129 south / SR 11 south / SR 112 south / US 129 Alt. / US 129 Bus. north / SR 11 Bus. north (Jackson Street South) – Abbeville, Pineview||Eastern end of US 129/SR 11 concurrency; western end of US 129 Alt./SR 112 concurrency; southern terminus of US 129 Bus./SR 11 Bus.|
|||30.2||48.6||SR 230 south (Lower River Road)||Eastern end of SR 230 concurrency|
|||30.2||48.6||SR 27 east (Eastman Highway) – Eastman||Eastern end of SR 27 concurrency|
|||30.2||48.6||US 341 (Eastman Highway) / SR 26 west – Eastman||Western end of SR 26 concurrency|
|||31.5||50.7||US 129 Alt. north / SR 26 east / SR 112 north (Cochran Highway)||Eastern end of US 129 Alt., SR 26, and SR 112 concurrencies|
|Bleckley||||40.2||64.7||US 23 north / SR 87 north (Golden Isles Highway)||Western end of US 23/SR 87 concurrency|
|Dodge||Empire||40.7||65.5||US 23 south / SR 87 south (Eastman Cochran Highway)||Eastern end of US 23/SR 87 concurrency|
|Chester||50.4||81.1||SR 126 east (Main Street) – Cadwell||Western end of SR 126 concurrency|
|50.7||81.6||SR 126 west (Main Street) – Cochran||Eastern end of SR 126 concurrency|
|Laurens||Dexter||57.3||92.2||SR 338 south (North Green Street) – Cadwell||Western end of SR 338 concurrency|
|57.6||92.7||SR 338 north (Line Street) – Dudley||Eastern end of SR 338 concurrency|
|||64.3||103.5||I-16 (SR 404) – Macon, Savannah||I-16 exit 49|
|||66.3||106.7||US 441 Byp. / SR 117|
|Dublin||69.2||111.4||US 319 / US 441 / SR 31 (Telfair Street)||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Google (June 15, 2013). "Overview map of SR 257" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- "Southwest Georgia Interstate Study: Final Report" (PDF). Georgia Department of Transportation. December 2009. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
- Georgia Department of Transportation (January 1976). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1976–1977 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
- Georgia Department of Transportation (January 1977). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1977–1978 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
- State Highway Department of Georgia (1957). State Highway System and Other Principal Connecting Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved April 14, 2017. (Corrected to July 1, 1957.)
- State Highway Department of Georgia (1960). State Highway System and Other Principal Connecting Roads (PDF) (Map) (1960–1961 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved April 14, 2017. (Corrected to June 1, 1960.)