Georgia State Route 138

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State Route 138 marker

State Route 138
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 59.2 mi[1] (95.3 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 92 in Fairburn
  US 29 / SR 14 in Fairburn
I‑85 in Union City
SR 85 in Riverdale
US 19 / US 41 / SR 3 / SR 54 northwest of Jonesboro
I‑75 in Stockbridge
I‑675 near Stockbridge
US 23 / SR 42 in Stockbridge
I‑20 / US 278 / SR 12 in Conyers
SR 10 Bus. in Monroe
East end: US 78 / SR 10 in Monroe
Location
Counties: Fulton, Fayette, Clayton, Henry, Rockdale, Newton, Walton
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 137 SR 139

State Route 138 (SR 138) is a 59.2-mile (95.3 km) state highway in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The highway is a west-to-east route that travels within portions of Fulton, Fayette, Clayton, Henry, Rockdale, Newton, and Walton counties that connects Fairburn and Monroe.

Route description[edit]

SR 138 begins at an intersection with SR 92 (West Campbellton Street) in Fairburn, within Fulton County. In town, it heads southeast to US 29/SR 14 (Roosevelt Highway). It continues southeasterly to an interchange with Interstate 85 (I-85; James D. "Jim" McGee Memorial Highway) in Union City. Farther to the southeast is SR 279 (Old National Highway), just prior to reaching the tripoint that is the meeting point of Fulton, Fayette, and Clayton counties. It runs along the Fayette–Clayton county line for a short while. During that stretch, it intersects SR 314 (West Fayetteville Road). After entering Clayton County proper, it meets SR 85 in Riverdale. Northwest of Jonesboro is an intersection with SR 138 Spur (North Avenue), which is part of the former route of the SR 138 mainline through town. SR 138 now passes north of most of the town. Just to the northwest of SR 138 Spur is US 19/US 41/SR 3/SR 54 (Tara Boulevard). At this intersection, SR 54 runs concurrent to the east for about 1 mile (1.6 km). On the northeastern edge of town, SR 54 splits off to the northeast on Jonesboro Road, and SR 138 curves to the southeast to meet is second intersection with SR 138 Spur (Stockbridge Road/Lake Spivey Parkway). Just before crossing into Henry County, SR 138 enters Stockbridge. In town, it has an interchange with I-75. The road re-enters Clayton County and slips out of the city limits for about 1 mile (1.6 km). It has an interchange with I-675 (Terrell Starr Parkway), during that stretch. After re-entering both Henry County and Stockbridge's city limits, the road meets US 23/SR 42 (North Henry Boulevard). The three routes head concurrent to the east, until just outside the city. After the concurrency ends, SR 138 heads northeast to an intersection with SR 155 (Snapfinger Road), just before entering Rockdale County. The road crosses over the South River and intersects SR 212 (Scott Highway). In Conyers, SR 138 meets SR 20 (McDonough Highway). The two routes run concurrently to the north and northeast through town, with an interchange with I-20/US 278/SR 12 (Purple Heart Highway), until SR 20 heads northwest on Sigman Road NE and SR 138 continues to the northeast in the northeastern part of town. The highway crosses over the Yellow River and cuts across the northernmost corner of Newton County, before entering Walton County. Shortly after the county line is Walnut Grove, where SR 81 (Leone Avenue) runs through. SR 138 continues to the northeast and enters Monroe. In town, is an intersection with SR 10 Business (West Spring Street). Finally, it meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with US 78/SR 10.[1]

All of SR 138 from I-85 to I-20 is part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Fulton Fairburn 0.0 0.0 SR 92 (West Campbellton Street) – Fayetteville Western terminus
1.5 2.4 US 29 / SR 14 (Roosevelt Highway) – Palmetto, College Park
Union City 3.5 5.6 I‑85 (James D. "Jim" McGee Memorial Highway) – Montgomery, Atlanta I-85, exit 64
  8.0 12.9 SR 279 (Old National Highway) – College Park
FayetteClayton
county line
  9.0 14.5 SR 314 (West Fayetteville Road) – Fayetteville, College Park
Clayton Riverdale 10.9 17.5 SR 85 – Fayetteville, Forest Park
  13.6 21.9 SR 138 Spur east (North Avenue) – Jonesboro Western terminus of SR 138 Sput
  14.1 22.7 US 19 / US 41 / SR 3 / SR 54 west (Tara Boulevard) Western end of SR 54 concurrency
Jonesboro 14.9 24.0 SR 54 east (Jonesboro Road) – Morrow Eastern end of SR 54 concurrency
  16.0 25.7 SR 138 Spur west (Stockbridge Road/Lake Spivey Parkway) – Jonesboro Eastern terminus of SR 138 Spur
Henry Stockbridge 19.8 31.9 I‑75 – Macon, Atlanta I-75, exit 228
Clayton   20.6 33.2 I‑675 (Terrell Starr Parkway) I-675, exit 1
Henry Stockbridge 21.2 34.1 US 23 north / SR 42 north (North Henry Boulevard) Western end of US 23/SR 42 concurrency
  24.8 39.9 US 23 south / SR 42 south (North Henry Boulevard) Eastern end of US 23/SR 42 concurrency
  29.5 47.5 SR 155 (Snapfinger Road) – McDonough, Panthersville
Rockdale South River 32.8 52.8 Unnamed bridge Crossing over the South River
  34.7 55.8 SR 212 (Scott Highway) – Snapfinger
Conyers 38.8 62.4 SR 20 south (McDonough Highway) – McDonough Western end of SR 20 concurrency
40.1 64.5 I‑20 / US 278 / SR 12 (Purple Heart Highway) – Atlanta, Augusta I-20/US 278/SR 12, exit 82
41.7 67.1 SR 20 north (Sigman Road NE) – Loganville Eastern end of SR 20 concurrency
none 43.7 70.3 Unnamed bridge Crossing over the Yellow River
Newton
No major junctions
Walton Walnut Grove 51.5 82.9 SR 81 (Leone Avenue) – Covington, Loganville
Monroe 58.9 94.8 SR 10 Bus. (West Spring Street)
59.2 95.3 US 78 / SR 10 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered route[edit]

State Route 138 Spur
Location: Jonesboro, Georgia

State Route 138 Spur (SR 138 Spur) is a very short spur route, about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) in length, in Jonesboro that connects the SR 138 mainline with US 19/US 41/SR 3/SR 54 (Tara Boulevard). Until the early 1990s, it was part of SR 138 proper, which ran through downtown Jonesboro at the time. Around that time, a new bypass was built around the north side of the city. It initially received the designation SR 138 Spur; however, once the bypass was completed, the SR 138 and SR 138 Spur designations were swapped and the new SR 138 Spur truncated to Tara Boulevard on the west side of Jonesboro. Some street signs on the northern bypass, now the SR 138 mainline, still incorrectly refer to the road as "Spur 138".

Future[edit]

Construction is currently being carried out to add another 1.55 miles to SR 138 in Monroe. The project will make SR 11 (North Broad Street) the route's eastern terminus, beyond the current terminus with US 78/SR 10. It is due to be completed in November 2014.[3]

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