Georgia State Route 279

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State Route 279 marker

State Route 279
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 9.5 mi[1] (15.3 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 85 northeast of Fayetteville
  SR 314 north of Fayetteville
SR 138 in southeastern Fulton County
I‑285 in College Park
North end: US 29 / SR 14 in College Park
Location
Counties: Fayette, Fulton
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 278 US 280

State Route 279 (SR 279) is a south-north state highway in the southwestern part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Its routing is within northern Fayette and southern Fulton County.

Route description[edit]

SR 279 begins at an intersection with SR 85 northeast of Fayetteville. Here, the roadway continues to the east as Carnegie Place. It heads west, and then northwest, along Old National Highway to an intersection with SR 314 (W. Fayetteville Road). The route heads north west until it intersects SR 138 (Jonesboro Road). SR 279 heads north into College Park to an interchange with Interstate 285 (I-285, aka Atlanta Bypass). Just north of this, it crosses a bridge over US 29/SR 14 (Roosevelt Highway). The road curves to the east to Herschel Road, where it turns right to meet its northern terminus, an intersection with US 29/SR 14.

History[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Fayette   0.0 0.0 SR 85 – Fayetteville, Riverdale Southern terminus; roadway continues as Carnegie Place.
  2.0 3.2 SR 314 (W. Fayetteville Road) – Fayetteville, College Park
Fulton   3.9 6.3 SR 138 (Jonesboro Road) – Union City, Jonesboro
College Park 8.7 14.0 I‑285 (Atlanta Bypass) / I‑85 I-285 south leads to I-85 north; I-285 north leads to I-85 south.
9.5 15.3 US 29 / SR 14 (Roosevelt Highway) – Union City, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Northern terminus; US 29/SR 14 north lead to the College Park Downtown Business District.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Aerial view of SR 279.

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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing