Georgia State Route 257

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State Route 257 marker

State Route 257
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 69.2 mi[1] (111.4 km)
Major junctions
West end: I‑75 in Cordele
  US 129 / US 341 in Hawkinsville

US 129 Alt. east of Hawkinsville
US 23 southeast of Cochran
I‑16 southwest of Dublin

US 441 Byp. southwest of Dublin
East end: US 319 / US 441 / SR 31 in Dublin
Location
Counties: Crisp, Dooly, Wilcox, Pulaski, Bleckley, Dodge, Laurens
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 256 SR 258

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 runs from Cordele to Dublin, via Hawkinsville. Its routing is located within portions of Crisp, Dooly, Wilcox, Pulaski, Bleckley, Dodge, and Laurens counties.

Route description[edit]

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.[1]

History[edit]

The portion of the route in Laurens County was numbered as SR 277 until 1959.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Crisp Cordele 0.0 0.0 I‑75 – Valdosta, Macon Southern terminus; I-75, exit 102
Dooly   8.7 14.0 SR 215 – Pitts, Vienna
Wilcox
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 & SR 230 concurrencies
29.3 47.2 US 129 south / SR 11 south / SR 112 south (Jackson Street South)

US 129 Alt. / US 129 Bus. north / SR 11 Bus. north (Jackson Street South)
Eastern end of US 129/SR 11 concurrency; western end of US 129 Alternate/SR 112 concurrency; southern terminus of US 129 Business/SR 11 Business
Ocmulgee River 29.5 47.5 Unnamed bridge Crossing over the Ocmulgee River
  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 Alternate, SR 26, & 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 – 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

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