State Route 49 (SR 49) is a 122.8-mile-long (197.6 km) state highway that travels southwest-to-northeast through portions of Terrell, Sumter, Macon, Peach, Houston, Bibb, Jones, and Baldwin counties, mainly in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The highway connects SR 45 north of Dawson to SR 22/SR 24/SR 112 in Milledgeville.

State Route 49 marker

State Route 49
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length122.8 mi[1] (197.6 km)
Major junctions
Southwest end SR 45 north of Dawson
 
Northeast end SR 22 / SR 24 / SR 112 in Milledgeville
Location
CountiesTerrell, Sumter, Macon, Peach, Houston, Bibb, Jones, Baldwin
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 48SR 50

The segment from Fort Valley to Byron is part of the Fall Line Freeway, a highway that connects Columbia to Augusta. It may also be incorporated into the proposed eastern extension of Interstate 14 (I-14), which is currently entirely in Central Texas, and may be extended into Augusta.

Route descriptionEdit

SR 49 begins at an intersection with SR 45 (Plains Highway) at a point about 5.6 miles (9.0 km) north of Dawson, in Terrell County. It heads to the northeast and crosses over Kinchafoonee Creek into Sumter County. The highway continues to the northeast. In Croxton Crossroads is an intersection with SR 308. It curves to the north past Koinonia Community Lake. The route then curves back to the north-northeast and intersects US 280/SR 27 southwest of Americus. The three highways run concurrently to the northeast. Approximately 4,000 feet (1,200 m) later, US 19/SR 3 (South Martin Luther King Boulevard) join the concurrency. Immediately, the five routes enter Americus. About 3,000 feet (910 m) later, US 19/SR 3 split off to the northeast on North Martin Luther King Boulevard, while US 280/SR 27/SR 49 turn to the east on West Lamar Street. On the east side of town, SR 49 departs to the north on Tripp Street and meets the westbound lanes of US 280/SR 27/SR 49 (Forsyth Street), before heading northeast again. It passes Argo Lake and the Jimmy Carter Regional Airport on its way out of town. Before leaving the county, the highway passes John James Lake, Tharpe Lake, and Charles Reeves Lake. Then, it curves to the north and meets the northern terminus of SR 195 (Bailey Avenue). About 2,000 feet (610 m) farther to the north, it begins to run along the Sumter–Macon county line and passes through the western part of Andersonville National Historic Site and east of the town of Andersonville. Then, it crosses into Macon County proper and resumes its northeastern routing, passing through the extreme northern part of the historic site. The route passes through Clearview, before approaching Oglethorpe. Just southwest of town, is an intersection with SR 26 and SR 49 Truck/SR 128. At this intersection, SR 49/SR 49 Truck/SR 128 head northeast into town concurrently. They meet the southern terminus of SR 128 Bypass (West Bypass) and pass Oglethorpe Cemetery. At Sumter Street, they intersect SR 90; SR 90/SR 128 head to the northwest, and SR 49/SR 90 curve to the east. They cross over the Flint River and enter Montezuma. At Dooly Street, the two routes divide, with SR 90 heading south-southwest and SR 49 heading to the north-northeast. SR 49 passes through rural areas of the county and has a concurrency with SR 127 that ends in Marshallville. A little farther to the north-northeast, the highway runs along the Macon–Peach county line before entering Peach County proper. It continues to the northeast, toward Fort Valley. Just before entering town, it meets the western terminus of University Boulevard, which leads to Fort Valley State University and serves as a southern bypass route of town. In Fort Valley, the highway passes Oak Lawn Cemetery, before entering the main part of town. There, it intersects US 341/SR 7/SR 96 (Oakland Heights Parkway). In the northeastern part of town, SR 49 passes Peach Regional Medical Center, before it leaves town. Then, it meets the eastern terminus of SR 49 Connector and SR 540 (Buddy Reddick Memorial Parkway / Fall Line Freeway). Here, SR 540 joins SR 49 in a concurrency. From this intersection, the next 9.8 miles (15.8 km) of road is part of the Fall Line Freeway, an expressway that connects Columbus and Augusta. Northeast of Fort Valley, SR 49/SR 540 passes the Pine Needles Country Club. In Powersville, the two highways meet the western terminus of SR 247 Connector (Centerville Road). In Byron, it meets the eastern terminus of SR 42, before having an interchange with Interstate 75 (I-75), where SR 540 and the Fall Line Freeway depart to the north. The highway continues to the northeast and travels along the Peach–Houston county line. Almost immediately after its county line section, it intersects US 41/SR 11. The three highways head concurrently to the northeast on Industrial Highway. Then, they enter Houston County, where they pass Vinsons Lake. Slightly to the northeast, they cross over Echeconnee Creek into Bibb County. The concurrent routes pass northwest of Middle Georgia Regional Airport, before curving to the north. Approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Macon, US 129/SR 247 (Hawkinsville Road) join the concurrency. The five highways cross over the Tobesofkee and Rocky creeks and enter Macon. Just over 1,000 feet (300 m) into the city, is a major intersection. US 41/SR 247 (Pio Nono Avenue) head northwest to the left, Houston Avenue heads north straight ahead, and US 129/SR 11/SR 49 (Broadway) head north-northeast to the right, concurrent with US 41 Business. The four highways continue to an intersection with US 80/SR 22 (Eisenhower Parkway), which join the concurrency. They head northeast into the main part of the city. At Walnut Street, US 41 Business/SR 22/SR 49 head northwest, while US 80/US 129/SR 11 continue to the northeast. At 2nd Street, SR 22 splits off to the northeast, while US 41 Business/SR 49 continue to the northwest and intersect SR 19. Here, US 41 Business travels to the southwest and west concurrent with SR 19, while SR 19/SR 49 head northeast. Two blocks later, they intersect US 23/US 129/SR 11/SR 87. At this intersection, US 23/US 129/SR 11/SR 19/SR 49 head northeast and cross over the Ocmulgee River. On the northern side of the river is an interchange with I-16/SR 540 (Fall Line Freeway). Immediately afterward, US 23/SR 19 split off to the east onto Emery Highway, while US 129/SR 11/SR 49 continue to the northeast. Approximately 1,000 feet (300 m) later, SR 22 rejoins the concurrency. The four highways continue northeast until SR 49 departs to the east on Shurling Drive. It cuts across a corner of Jones County before re-entering Bibb County. The highway passes Bowden Golf Course and enters Jones County again. It passes through rural areas of the county and intersects SR 18 in Greenberry Crossroads. The highway continues to the northeast and enters Baldwin County. It runs along the MilledgevilleHardwick line, where it intersects US 441/SR 29 (West Bypass Road). Then, the highway curves to the northwest, crossing over Fishing Creek into Milledgeville city proper. SR 49 passes Central City Park and then intersects US 441 Business/SR 29 Bus. (Clark Street) on the southwestern corner of Georgia College & State University. A few blocks farther to the east-northeast, it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 22/SR 24. At this intersection, SR 112 (South Elbert Street) also terminates.[1]

The following portions of SR 49 are part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy, mobility, and defense:

  • The entire length of the US 280/SR 27 concurrency in the Americus area[2]
  • From the eastern terminus of SR 49 Conn. at the southwestern city limits of Fort Valley, to I-75 in Byron[2][3]
  • From the southern end of the US 129/SR 247 concurrency south of Rutland to the intersection with US 41 Bus./SR 247 in the southern part of Macon[3][4]
  • From the northern end of the US 80 and SR 11 concurrencies in the northeastern part of Macon to its northern terminus[4][2]

HistoryEdit

FutureEdit

SR 49, between its intersection with SR 49 Conn. northeast of Fort Valley and I-75 in Byron is part of the Fall Line Freeway, an expressway that connects Columbus and Augusta. This highway is planned to be a four-lane divided highway. There are also plans to eventually upgrade the freeway into the proposed eastern extension of I-14.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Terrell0.00.0  SR 45 (Plains Highway) – Plains, DawsonSouthern terminus
Kinchafoonee Creek4.36.9Wayne T. Goode Bridge
SumterCroxton Crossroads9.315.0  SR 308 (Bonds Trail Road) – Plains, Smithville
17.628.3   US 280 west / SR 27 west – PlainsSouthern end of US 280/SR 27 concurrency
18.629.9   US 19 south / SR 3 south / Spring Street – AlbanySouthern end of US 19/SR 3 concurrency
Americus19.531.4    US 19 north / SR 3 north / SR 30 west (South MLK Boulevard) – Ellaville, Buena VistaNorthern end of US 19/SR 3 concurrency; southern end of SR 30 concurrency
20.232.5  SR 377 south (Lee Street)Northern terminus of SR 377
21.234.1    US 280 east / SR 27 east / SR 30 east (East Lamar Street) – Vienna, CordeleNorthern end of US 280/SR 30 and SR 27 concurrencies
21.234.1    US 280 east / SR 27 east / SR 30 east (Forsyth Street)Northern end of US 280/SR 30 and SR 27 concurrencies (westbound lanes on one-way pair)
30.649.2  SR 195 south – Methvins, LeslieNorthern terminus of SR 195
SumterMacon
county line
Andersonville31.650.9  SR 228 west (Ellaville Street) – AndersonvilleEastern terminus of SR 228
Macon38.161.3  SR 26 – MontezumaSouthern end of SR 128 concurrency
39.263.1  SR 128 Byp. north (West Bypass) – Reynolds, IdealSouthern terminus of SR 128 Byp.
Oglethorpe40.264.7   SR 90 west / SR 128 north (Sumter Street) – Ideal, ReynoldsNorthern end of SR 128 concurrency; southern end of SR 90 concurrency
Montezuma42.167.8  SR 90 east (South Dooly Street) – ByromvilleNorthern end of SR 90 concurrency
51.883.4  SR 127 west – ReynoldsSouthern end of SR 127 concurrency
Marshallville55.990.0  SR 127 east (Main Street) – PerryNorthern end of SR 127 concurrency
PeachFort Valley64.1103.2    US 341 / SR 7 / SR 96 (Commercial Heights / Vineville Street) – Roberta, Reynolds, Perry
65.7105.7     SR 49 Conn. west / SR 540 north (Fall Line Freeway) to US 341 west / SR 96 – ButlerSouthern end of SR 540 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 49 Conn.
70.6113.6   SR 247 Conn. east (Centerville Road) to I-75 south – Warner Robins, Robins AFBWestern terminus of SR 247 Conn.
Byron74.3119.6  SR 42 north – Knoxville, RobertaEastern terminus of SR 42
75.4121.3   I-75 (SR 401) / SR 540 east – Macon, ValdostaNorthern end of SR 540 concurrency; I-75 exit 149
77.8125.2   US 41 south / SR 11 southSouthern end of US 41 and SR 11 concurrencies
Bibb83.4134.2   US 129 south / SR 247 south – Warner RobinsSouthern end of US 129 and SR 247 concurrencies; interchange
Houston RoadInterchange; no northbound exit
Macon86.4139.0    US 41 north / SR 247 north (Pio NoNo Avenue) to I-75 / Houston Avenue – ForsythNorthern end of US 41 and SR 247 concurrencies; southern terminus of US 41 Bus.; southern end of US 41 Bus. concurrency
89.7144.4    US 80 west / SR 22 west (Eisenhower Parkway) to I-75 – RobertaSouthern end of US 80/SR 22 concurrency
91.6147.4    US 80 east / US 129 north / SR 11 north (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)Northern end of US 80, US 129, and SR 11 concurrencies
92.0148.1  SR 22 east (Second Street)Northern end of SR 22 concurrency
92.3148.5   US 41 Bus. north / SR 19 north (Spring Street)Northern end of US 41 Bus. concurrency; southern end of SR 19 concurrency
92.4148.7     US 23 north / US 129 south / SR 11 south / SR 87 (Riverside Drive)Southern end of US 23 and US 129/SR 11 concurrencies
92.6149.0Spring Street Bridge over the Ocmulgee River
92.7149.2    I-16 (SR 404) / SR 540 east to I-75 – Atlanta, Dublin, SavannahNorthern end of SR 540 concurrency; I-16 east exit 1A; no access from SR 49 south to I-16 east
92.8149.3   US 23 south / SR 19 south (Emery Highway)Northern end of US 23 and SR 19 concurrencies; no left turn southbound
93.2150.0    US 129 Alt. south / SR 22 west (Second Street) to I-16Northern terminus of US 129 Alt.; southern end of SR 22 concurrency
93.9151.1    US 129 north / SR 11 north / SR 22 east (Gray Highway) – Gray, alternate route to MilledgevilleNorthern end of US 129/SR 11 and SR 22 concurrencies
JonesGreenberry Crossroads106.2170.9  SR 18 – Gray, Gordon
BaldwinMilledgeville121.0194.7   US 441 / SR 29 – Eatonton, Irwinton, Central Georgia Technical College, Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery
122.3196.8      US 441 Bus. / SR 29 Bus. (Clark Street) to US 441 / SR 22 east / SR 24 north – Eatonton, Irwinton, Dublin
122.8197.6    SR 22 / SR 24 / SR 112 south (Elbert Street / East Hancock Street) – Augusta, Sparta, Sandersville, ToomsboroNorthern terminus of SR 49 and SR 112
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routesEdit

Fort Valley bypass routeEdit

 

State Route 49 Bypass
LocationNortheast of Fort Valley

State Route 49 Bypass (SR 49 Bypass) is a proposed bypass route that is planned to exist completely within the southwestern part of Peach County, in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia

The road is planned to connect SR 49 Connector (Buddy Reddick Memorial Parkway), at an intersection with the SR 49 mainline (Peach Parkway) northeast of Fort Valley to an intersection with SR 96 (Miami Valley Road), east of the town. There is a possibility that it and SR 49 Connector will be included as part of a bypass on all four sides of the town.[5]

Fort Valley connector routeEdit

 

State Route 49 Connector
LocationNorthwest of Fort Valley
Length4.7 mi[6] (7.6 km)

State Route 49 Connector (SR 49 Connector) is a 4.7-mile-long (7.6 km) connector route that exists completely within the southwestern part of Peach County, in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The road functions more like a bypass route around the northwest parts of Fort Valley. It connects SR 96/SR 540 west of the city with the SR 49 mainline and SR 540 northeast of the town. The entire length of this highway, like the mainline, is also concurrent with SR 540 and part of the Fall Line Freeway.

SR 49 Connector begins at an intersection with SR 96/SR 540 (Troutman Avenue), west of Fort Valley. It and SR 540 head northeast to an intersection with US 341/SR 7 (Hartley Road), northwest of the city. The highways curve to a due-east routing and curve to the southeast just before they meet SR 49 Conn.'s eastern terminus, an intersection with the SR 49 mainline (North Camellia Boulevard), northeast of the city. Here, SR 540 begins a concurrency with SR 49.[6]

All of SR 49 Connector, from US 341/SR 7/SR 42 to the SR 49 mainline and SR 540, is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

The entire route is in Peach County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0   SR 96 / SR 540 west (Troutman Avenue) – Reynolds, Fort ValleyWestern end of SR 540 concurrency; western terminus
2.33.7   US 341 / SR 7 (Hartley Road)
4.77.6   SR 49 / SR 540 east (North Camellia Boulevard) – Fort Valley, ByronEastern end of SR 540 concurrency; eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Oglethorpe truck routeEdit

 

 

State Route 49 Truck
LocationOglethorpe

State Route 49 Truck (SR 49 Truck) is a truck route that exists completely within the south-central part of Macon County.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Google (August 8, 2013). "Overview map of SR 49 (Southern terminus to Byron)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
    Google (August 8, 2013). "Overview map of SR 49 (Byron to Milledgeville)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d National Highway System: Georgia (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 8, 2019. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  3. ^ a b National Highway System: Warner Robins, GA (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 9, 2019. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  4. ^ a b National Highway System: Macon, GA (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 9, 2019. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Fort Valley Bypass Study" (PDF). Georgia Department of Transportation. October 2010. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Google (August 6, 2013). "Overview map of SR 49 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 6, 2013.

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