Georgia State Route 300

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For the former State Route 300, see Georgia State Route 300 (1960–1983).

State Route 300 marker

State Route 300
Georgia-Florida Parkway
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 106.0 mi[1] (170.6 km)
Existed: mid-1980s[citation needed] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 19 / SR 57 SR 3 at Florida state line south-southeast of Thomasville
  US 84 / US 319 in Thomasville
SR 37 / SR 112 in Camilla

US 19 Bus. / US 82 Bus. / SR 520 Bus. in Albany
I‑75 in Cordele
North end: SR 90 in Cordele
Location
Counties: Thomas, Mitchell, Dougherty, Worth, Crisp
Highway system

State Route 300 (SR 300, also called the Georgia–Florida Parkway), is a 116-mile-long (187 km) state highway in the southern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. Its southern terminus is at the Florida state line, concurrent with US 19/SR 57 south of Thomasville in Thomas County. Its northern terminus is at SR 90 in Cordele in Crisp County, Georgia. It also has an interchange with Interstate 75 (I-75), also in Cordele.

This is the second state route in Georgia to carry the SR 300 designation. The earlier one, in a different part of the state, was much shorter, running from Monticello to a point 20.3 miles (32.7 km) northeast of Monticello (and about 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Eatonton), and existed from the 1960s[2][3] to the 1980s.[4][5]

SR 300 was the basis for a proposed connector route for I-75, Interstate 175 that would have connected Albany and Cordele on a more easterly routing.[6][7][8]

Route description[edit]

Florida to Albany[edit]

SR 300 begins at the Florida state line, where it is concurrent with US 19 and unsigned SR 57. On the Florida side of the state line, US 19 is known as the Florida–Georgia Parkway. At the state line, SR 57 ends, and SR 3 and SR 300 begin. US 19/SR 3/SR 300 head northwest until they enter Thomasville. In the city, they intersect US 84/SR 38, which head east to Valdosta. Here, they join the conurrency. Also, this intersection marks the eastern terminus of US 84 Business/SR 38 Business. Farther to the northwest, the five routes intersect US 319/SR 35, where US 84/SR 38 depart to the west, along with SR 3 Alternate. In Meigs, SR 111 intersects the concurrency, along with the northern terminus of SR 3 Alternate. In Camilla, the highways have intersections with SR 37 and SR 112, and curve to make a slight jog to the northeast until they reach Albany.

Albany to Cordele[edit]

Most of the route of SR 300 in Albany is on the Liberty Expressway, a freeway-grade bypass of the city's downtown to the northeast. In the southeastern part of the city is an intersection with SR 133, which joins the concurrency, and the eastern terminus of SR 234. Nearly 2 miles (3.2 km) later, the concurrency intersects US 19 Business/US 82 Business/SR 520 Business, where US 19 Business has its southern terminus. Slightly later is US 82/SR 520. They join the US 19/SR 3/SR 133 concurrency, while US 82/SR 300/SR 520 head east for just over 1.5 miles (2.4 km), where SR 300 splits off to the northeast. It travels through rural areas until it reaches the Cordele area. Just before entering Cordele proper is SR 300 Connector and US 41/SR 7. Upon entering Cordele, the route meets an interchange with I-75 and meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 90.[1]

History[edit]

Former State Route 300[edit]

State Route 300
Location: Monticello–north of Eatonton
Length: 20.3 mi[9] (32.7 km)
Existed: 1960[2][3]–1982[4][5]

The former SR 300 was a route between Monticello and US 129/US 441/SR 24, near the Rock Eagle State 4-H Club Center north of Eatonton. It was established in 1960.[2][3] Later that year, a small portion at the eastern terminus was paved.[3][10] By 1967, the section from its western terminus to the intersection with SR 142 was paved.[11][12] In 1970, the entire length of the highway was paved.[13][14] By 1983, the highway was decommissioned and given to local authority.[4][5]


County Location Mile[9] km Destinations Notes
Jasper Monticello 0.0 0.0 SR 83 (Madison Street) – Forsyth, Madison Western terminus
Putnam Oconee National Forest 10.5 16.9 SR 142 (Shady Dale Road NW) – Willard, Shady Dale
20.3 32.7 US 129 / US 441 / SR 24 (Madison Road) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Current routing[edit]

The roadway that would eventually become the current SR 300 was established in 1920 as SR 3 from Thomasville to Albany, via Camilla.[15][16]

By October 1926, nearly all of the aforementioned route was paved.[16][17] By October 1929, SR 3 was extended southwest to where US 319 currently crosses the state line. US 19 was designated along this route to Thomasville, and then its current route from Thomasville to Albany.

SR 35 was designated along a portion of highway that is the current route of US 19 from the Florida state line to Thomasville.[17][18] By 1935, nearly all of the northern half of the section of SR 35 between the Florida state line and Thomasville was paved.[19][20] Prior to the beginning of 1936, nearly all of that section of SR 35 was paved.[21][22] By July, the rest of that section was paved.[22][23]

In March 1937, the section of SR 300 that currently runs from Albany to Cordele was established as a northern extension of SR 133.[24][25] By October the routings of the portions of US 19 southwest of Thomasville was shifted to its current routing, while SR 3 stayed on its original routing.[26][27] The following August, a small portion of SR 133 southwest of Cordele was paved.[28][29]

By 1944, a very brief section of SR 133 northeast of Albany was paved.[30][31] In early 1946, approximately half of the length fo SR 133 between Warwick and Cordele was paved.[32][33]

In early 1948, all of SR 133 was redesignated as SR 257. The section of SR 257 from Albany to the intersection with SR 32 and the section from Lake Blackshear to Cordele were paved.[33][34] In 1950, nearly all of SR 257 was paved.[35][36] By 1952, the entire roadway that would eventually become SR 300 was paved.[36][37]

In early 1982, the Georgia–Florida Parkway was approved to be designated along the entire stretch of what is now SR 300.[38] By the next year, all of SR 257 was redesignated as SR 300 and the designation was applied to the rest of its current route.[4][5] Later that year, the routings of SR 3 and SR 35 south of Thomasville were swapped.[5][39]

Interstate 175[edit]

This article is about the proposed highway in Georgia. For the cancelled highway in Tennessee and Kentucky, see Interstate 175 (Kentucky–Tennessee).

Interstate 175
Location: AlbanyCordele

Interstate 175 (I-75) was a proposed auxiliary route of I-75. Most of the route would have paralleled the current route of SR 300 (then numbered as SR 257). This highway would have connected the city of Albany to the Interstate Highway System via I-75, had it actually been built.[6] I-175 was proposed in 1976 to travel east from Albany. It would then curve to the northeast, and travel on a routing that would have been located farther to the east than SR 257.[7][8]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Florida state line 0.0 0.0 US 19 south Continuation into Florida concurrent with unsigned SR 57; southern terminus of SR 3
Thomas Thomasville 12.3 19.8
US 84 Bus. west / SR 38 Bus. west (Smith Avenue) / US 84 east / SR 38 east
Eastern terminus of US 84 Business/SR 38 Business; southern end of US 84/SR 38
13.7 22.0 SR 122 east (Pavo Road) – Pavo Western terminus of SR 122
14.2 22.9 SR 35 Conn. north (Moultrie Road) – Moultrie Former northern terminus of US 319 Bus.
15.3 24.6 US 84 west / US 319 / SR 3 Alt. north / SR 35 / SR 38 west (Thomasville Bypass) Northern end of US 84/SR 38 concurrency; southern end of SR 3 Alternate
  17.7 28.5 SR 202 north Southern terminus of SR 202
Ochlocknee 24.0 38.6 SR 188 (Willow Street) – Cairo, Coolidge
  31.4 50.5 SR 3 Alt. south / SR 111 (East Depot Street) Northern terminus of SR 3 Alternate
Mitchell Pelham 36.9 59.4 SR 93 (Cotton Road NE) – Cairo, Sale City
Camilla 45.0 72.4 SR 37 (East Broad Street) – Newton, Moultrie
45.1 72.6 SR 112 (East Oakland Avenue) – Cairo, Moultrie
Baconton 55.8 89.8 SR 93 south – Sale City Northern terminus of SR 93
Dougherty Albany 67.5 108.6 SR 133 south / SR 234 west (Moultrie Road) – Moultrie Southern end of SR 133 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 234
69.4 111.7
US 19 Bus. north / US 82 Bus. / SR 520 Bus. (East Oglethorpe Boulevard)
Southern terminus of US 19 Business
70.1 112.8 US 19 north / US 82 west / SR 3 north / SR 133 north / SR 520 west (Liberty Expressway) Northern end of US 19/SR 3 & SR 133 concurrencies; southern end of US 82/SR 520 concurrency
71.8 115.6 US 82 east / SR 520 east (Clark Avenue) Northern end of US 82/SR 520 concurrency
Worth   84.3 135.7 SR 32 – Leesburg, Ashburn
Warwick 92.7 149.2 SR 313 south (Main Street NW) – Sylvester Northern terminus of SR 313
Lake Blackshear 93.9 151.1 Unnamed bridge over Lake Blackshear
Crisp   101 163 SR 300 Conn. north (Old Albany Highway) – Cordele Southern terminus of SR 300 Connector
  105 169 US 41 / SR 7
Cordele 106 171 I‑75 – Valdosta, Macon
108 174 SR 90 – Rebecca Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered route[edit]

State Route 300 Connector
Location: Southwest of Cordele
Length: 3.4 mi[40] (5.5 km)

State Route 300 Connector (SR 300 Connector) is a 3.4-mile-long (5.5 km) connector route of the SR 300 mainline that exists entirely within Crisp County. It follows Old Albany Highway from an intersection with SR 300 southwest of Cordele and travels northeast until it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with US 280/SR 30 west of the city.[40]

The entire route is in Crisp County.

Location Mile[40] km Destinations Notes
  0.0 0.0 SR 300 – Albany, Cordele Southern terminus
  3.4 5.5 US 280 / SR 30 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  37. ^ Georgia State Highway Department (January 1, 1952) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/informationcenter/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1952.pdf. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  38. ^ "Georgia-Florida Parkway — Designated". General Assembly of the State of Georgia. April 14, 1982. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  39. ^ Georgia State Highway Department (January 1, 1984) (PDF). Georgia State Highway System (Map). Cartography by GSHD. http://www.dot.ga.gov/informationcenter/maps/Documents/StateMaps/1984_1985.pdf. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing