Georgia State Route 139

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State Route 139 marker

State Route 139
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 29.8 mi[1] (48.0 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 85 in Riverdale
  I‑285 in College Park
I‑85 in College Park
US 29 / SR 14 in College Park
SR 154 / SR 166 in East Point
US 29 / SR 14 / SR 154 in Downtown Atlanta
I‑285 in Atlanta
North end: US 78 / US 278 / SR 8 in Mableton
Location
Counties: Clayton, Fulton, Cobb
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 138 SR 140

State Route 139 (SR 139) is a 29.8-mile-long (48.0 km) state highway in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It travels within portions of Clayton, Fulton, Cobb counties and connects the southern suburbs of Atlanta with the town of Mableton, west of the city.

Route description[edit]

SR 139 begins at an intersection with SR 85 in the southern part of the town of Riverdale, in Clayton County. It heads northwest to the city of College Park. In the town, it first has an interchange with Interstate 285 (I-285). The highway intersects SR 314 (West Fayetteville Road) and then runs along the southwestern part of the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Then, it has an interchange with I-85. Immediately after this interchange is the Fulton County line. Shortly afterward, the highway passes over, but does not intersect US 29/SR 14. It continues northwest and turns to the north at Jamestown Park. At SR 6 (Camp Creek Parkway), they run concurrently to the east. The two highways cross back into Clayton County for just over 1,000 feet (300 m). Then, they enter Fulton County again and intersect US 29/SR 14. SR 139 joins their concurrency. To the northeast, they pass through East Point, where they have an interchange with SR 154/SR 166 (Arthur B. Langford, Jr. Parkway), just before they enter Atlanta and pass Fort McPherson. At this interchange, SR 154 joins the concurrency. They pass through the Oakland City neighborhood before SR 139 departs to the west on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard. After leaving the concurrency, it passes through the West End neighborhood. Then, it passes just north of Westview Cemetery, before intersecting with SR 280 (Hamilton E. Holmes Drive NW), at which point the road becomes known as Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. A short distance later is a second interchange with I-285, the neighborhood of Adamsville. After that, it passes under, but does not have an interchange with I-20 (Tom Murphy Freeway). Just northwest of I-20 is SR 70 (Fulton Industrial Boulevard NW) and Fulton County Airport–Brown Field. The road crosses over the Chattahoochee River into Cobb County. It passes through rural areas until it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with US 78/US 278/SR 8 (Veterans Memorial Highway SW), in Mableton.[1]

SR 139 is not 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
Clayton Riverdale 0.0 0.0 SR 85 – Fayetteville, Forest Park Southern terminus
College Park 4.8 7.7 I‑285 (The Perimeter/Atlanta Bypass) I-285, exit 60
5.7 9.2 SR 314 south (West Fayetteville Road) – Fayetteville Northern terminus of SR 314
7.8 12.6 I‑85 – Montgomery, Atlanta I-85, exit 70
Fulton 9.4 15.1 SR 6 west (Camp Creek Parkway) – Austell Southern end of SR 6 concurrency
Clayton 10.5 16.9 US 29 south / SR 14 south (Roosevelt Highway) / SR 6 east (Camp Creek Parkway) Southern end of US 29/SR 14 concurrency; northern end of SR 6 concurrency
Fulton East Point 14.7 23.7 SR 154 west / SR 166 (Arthur B. Langford, Jr. Parkway) – Palmetto, Carrollton Southern end of SR 154 concurrency
Atlanta 17.8 28.6 US 29 north / SR 14 north / SR 154 east (West Whitehall Street SW) Northern end of US 29/SR 14 & SR 154 concurrencies
21.3 34.3 SR 280 north (Hamilton E. Holmes Drive NW) – Smyrna Southern terminus of SR 280
23.0 37.0 I‑285 (The Perimeter/Atlanta Bypass) I-285, exit 9
24.9 40.1 SR 70 (Fulton Industrial Boulevard NW) – Fulton County Airport–Brown Field
Chattahoochee River 25.9 41.7 Unnamed bridge; crossing over the Chattahoochee River, marking the Fulton–Cobb county line
Cobb Mableton 29.8 48.0 US 78 / US 278 / SR 8 (Veterans Memorial Highway SW) Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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