Georgia State Route 42

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State Route 42 marker

State Route 42
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 115.3 mi[1] (185.6 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 49 in Byron
  US 80 / US 341 / SR 7 / SR 22 in Roberta
US 341 / SR 7 in Musella
I‑75 / US 41 / SR 18 / SR 83 in Forsyth
US 23 / SR 87 northwest of Flovilla
I‑675 east of Morrow
I‑285 in Conley
I‑20 in East Atlanta
US 23 / US 29 / US 78 / US 278 and SR 8 / SR 10 in East Atlanta
I‑85 in northeast Atlanta
North end: SR 13 in northeast Atlanta
Location
Counties: Peach, Crawford, Monroe, Butts, Henry, Clayton, DeKalb
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 41 SR 43

State Route 42 (SR 42) is a 115.3-mile-long (185.6 km) state highway that runs southeast-to-northwest through portions of Peach, Crawford, Monroe, Butts, Henry, Clayton, and DeKalb counties in the central and north-central parts of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route connects Byron with the Atlanta metropolitan area, via McDonough, Stockbridge, and Forest Park.

Route description[edit]

SR 42 begins at an intersection with SR 49 (Peach Parkway) in Byron, in Peach County. It stairsteps its way to the west and northwest, crossing into Crawford County along the way. In Knoxville, it intersects US 80/SR 22 (East Crusselle Street). The three highways head concurrent to the west, into Roberta, where they intersect US 341/SR 7 (South Dugger Avenue). Here, SR 42 leaves the concurrency of US 80/SR 22 and joins the concurrency of US 341/SR 7. The three routes travel to the north-northwest into the town of Musella, where SR 42 splits off to the north-northeast and enters Monroe County. In Dyas is an intersection with SR 74. The route continues to the north-northeast, through rural areas of the county and heads toward Forsyth. Just before entering town, it crosses over Tobesofkee Creek. In town, it passes by Forsyth City Cemetery before it has an intersection with US 41/SR 18/SR 83 (Main Street). At this intersection, SR 83 begins a very brief concurrency through parts of town. After the two routes diverge, SR 42 curves to the northwest and parallels Interstate 75 (I-75) for less than 3,000 feet (910 m) before resuming its north-northeast routing and an interchange with I-75. Farther along, it crosses over the Towaliga River. A few miles later, the road enters Butts County. SR 42 passes through Flovilla and intersects US 23/SR 87 just northwest of town. At this intersection, SR 87 reaches its northern terminus and US 23/SR 42 run concurrent for most of the remainder of SR 42's length. The concurrency heads northwest into Jackson, where they head to the west for a short while. First SR 16, and then SR 36 join and then leave the concurrency. US 23/SR 42 resume their north-northwest routing, passing Sylvan Grove Hospital before leaving town. They curve to the west again, traveling through the town of Jenkinsburg, then enter Henry County. The two routes curve again to the north-northwest and pass through Locust Grove. Then, they enter McDonough, where they intersect SR 155 (North McDonough Road) and then SR 20/SR 81. They pass by Alexander Park before crossing over Camp Creek and leaving town. Then, US 23/SR 42 enter Stockbridge. There, they pass Eagle's Landing Parkway and then head west-northwest on a concurrency with SR 138. The three routes curve to the northwest and reach the end of the concurrency. US 23/SR 42 resume their north-northwest routing and enter Clayton County. The two routes have an interchange with I-675 and then travel through the town of Rex. They skirt along the eastern edge of Fort Gillem and pass by Conley Park, just before entering DeKalb County. US 23/SR 42 meet the northern terminus of SR 54 Connector (Thurman Road) before an interchange with I-285. They pass to the east of the Lake Charlotte Nature Preserve. After that, they cross over the South River, enter Atlanta, and run along the Fulton–DeKalb county line. They pass by Chestnut Hill Cemetery and meet the eastern terminus of SR 42 Spur (McDonough Boulevard SE). Then, they pass by the western side of Brownwood Park before meeting the western terminus of SR 260 (Glenwood Avenue SE). Just over 1,000 feet (300 m) later is an interchange with I-20. Immediately north of there is SR 154 (Memorial Drive). The two highways travel through the Little Five Points district of the city. They travel through a portion of Freedom Park and meet the eastern terminus of SR 42 Connector (Freedom Parkway). Just over 1,000 feet (300 m) later, they intersect US 29/US 78/US 278/SR 8/SR 10 (Ponce de Leon Avenue). At this intersection, US 23 splits off to the east, while SR 42 continues to the north. Almost immediately afterward, it curves to the northeast, re-entering DeKalb County proper. Then, it heads fairly northward, passing between Emory University and Herbert Taylor Park and crosses over South Peachtree Creek. It intersects SR 236 (Lavista Road NE). Then, SR 42 turns to the left onto North Druid Hills Road NE. After an interchange with I-85, it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 13 (Buford Highway NE).[1]

SR 42 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2][3]

History[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Peach Byron 0.0 0.0 SR 49 – Fort Valley, Macon Southern terminus
Crawford Knoxville 17.8 28.6 US 80 east / SR 22 east (East Crusselle Street) Southern end of US 80/SR 22 concurrency
Roberta 18.8 30.3 US 80 west / SR 22 west / US 341 south / SR 7 south (South Dugger Avenue) Northern end of US 80/SR 22 concurrency; southern end of US 341/SR 7 concurrency
Musella 24.4 39.3 US 341 north / SR 7 north – Culloden Northern end of US 341/SR 7 concurrency
Monroe Dyas 30.3 48.8 SR 74 – Yatesville, Macon
Forsyth 42.4 68.2 US 41 / SR 18 / SR 83 south (Main Street) – Macon, Barnesville, Culloden Southern end of SR 83 concurrency
42.8 68.9 SR 83 north (Cabiniss Road) – Monticello Northern end of SR 83 concurrency
  44.1 71.0 I‑75 – Macon, Atlanta I-75, exit 188
Butts   60.2 96.9 US 23 south / SR 87 south – Macon Southern end of US 23 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 87
Jackson 63.8 102.7 SR 16 east (East 3rd Street) – Monticello Southern end of SR 16 concurrency
64.2 103.3 SR 36 east (Covington Road) – Covington Southern end of SR 36 concurrency
64.4 103.6 SR 36 west (South Mulberry Street) – Barnesville Northern end of SR 36 concurrency
64.9 104.4 SR 16 west (West 3rd Street) – Griffin Northern end of SR 16 concurrency
Henry McDonough 80.7 129.9 SR 155 (North McDonough Road/South Zack Hinton Parkway)
82.1 132.1 SR 20 east / SR 81 east (Keys Ferry Street) – Walnut Grove, Covington Eastbound lanes of SR 20/SR 81 on one-way pairs
82.2 132.3 SR 20 west / SR 81 west (John Frank Ward Boulevard) – Hampton, Lovejoy Westbound lanes of SR 20/SR 81 on one-way pairs
  89.4 143.9 SR 138 east – Conyers Southern end of SR 138 concurrency
Stockbridge 93.0 149.7 SR 138 west – Jonesboro Northern end of SR 138 concurrency
Clayton   95.2 153.2 I‑675 – Macon, Atlanta I-675, exit 2
DeKalb   102 164 SR 54 Conn. south – Forest Park Northern terminus of SR 54 Connector; no access from SR 54 Connector to US 23/SR 42 north or from US 23/SR 42 north to SR 54 Connector
  103 166 I‑285 I-285, exit 53
DeKalbFulton
county line
Atlanta 105 169 SR 42 Spur west (McDonough Boulevard SE) Eastern terminus of SR 42 Spur
108 174 SR 260 east (Glenwood Avenue SE) Western terminus of SR 260
108.3 174.3 I‑20 (Ralph David Abernathy Freeway) – Birmingham, Augusta I-20, exit 60
108.5 174.6 SR 154 (Memorial Drive) – Downtown Atlanta, Stone Mountain
110.1 177.2 SR 42 Conn. west (Freedom Parkway) – Downtown Atlanta Eastern terminus of SR 42 Connector
110.3 177.5 US 23 north / US 29 / US 78 / US 278 (Ponce de Leon Avenue)
SR 8 / SR 10 (Ponce de Leon Avenue)
Northern end of US 23 concurrency
DeKalb   113.6 182.8 SR 236 (LaVista Road NE) – Downtown Atlanta, Tucker
  114.9 184.9 I‑85 – Downtown Atlanta, Greenville I-85, exit 89
  115.3 185.6 SR 13 (Buford Highway NE) – Atlanta, Chamblee Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

Connector route[edit]

State Route 42 Connector
Location: Freedom Park
Length: 0.8 mi[4] (1.3 km)
See also: Freedom Parkway

State Route 42 Connector (SR 42 Connector) is a 0.8-mile-long (1.3 km) connector route that exists entirely within Freedom Park in the eastern part of Atlanta. It is known as Freedom Parkway for its entire length.

It begins at an interchange with SR 10 east-northeast of Atlanta Medical Center. It travels northeast through Freedom Park until it meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with US 23/SR 42 (Moreland Avenue SE).[4]

SR 42 Connector is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

The entire route is in Atlanta, Fulton County.

Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 SR 10 (Freedom Parkway) Western terminus
0.8 1.3 US 23 / SR 42 (Moreland Avenue SE) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Spur route[edit]

State Route 42 Spur
Location: East Atlanta
Length: 2.4 mi[5] (3.9 km)

State Route 42 Spur (SR 42 Spur) is a 2.4-mile-long (3.9 km) spur route that exists entirely within the eastern part of Atlanta. It is known as McDonough Boulevard SE for its entire length.

It begins at an intersection with SR 54 just east of Carver High School. It travels southeast and meets the northern terminus of SR 54 Connector (Sawtell Avenue SE) on the northeastern corner of the United States Penitentiary. The highway skirts the northern edges of the penitentiary, before it passes northeast of Thomasville Park and Thomasville Heights Elementary School. It continues to the east and meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with US 23/SR 42 (Moreland Avenue SE).[5]

SR 42 Spur is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

The entire route is in Atlanta, Fulton County.

Mile[5] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 SR 54 (Jonesboro Road SE/McDonough Boulevard SE) – Forest Park Western terminus
0.8 1.3 SR 54 Conn. south (Sawtell Avenue SE) Northern terminus of SR 54 Connector
2.4 3.9 US 23 / SR 42 (Moreland Avenue SE) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Google Inc. "Route of SR 42 (Byron to Atlanta)". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=State+Route+42&daddr=Unknown+road+to:E+Crusselle+St+to:GA-42+N%2FGA-7+N%2FUS-341+N+to:GA-42+N+to:S+Lee+St+to:N+Lee+St+to:GA-42+N+to:GA-42+N+to:GA-42+N+to:GA-42+N+to:Macon+Rd+to:E+3rd+St+to:E+3rd+St+to:W+3rd+St+to:GA-42+N%2FUS-23+N%2FMacon+St+to:Macon+St+to:GA-42+N%2FUS-23+N%2FN+Henry+Blvd+to:N+Henry+Blvd+to:GA-42+N%2FUS-23+N%2FMacon+Hwy+to:GA-42+N%2FUS-23+N%2FMoreland+Ave+to:GA-42+N%2FUS-23+N%2FMoreland+Ave+to:GA-42+N%2FUS-23+N%2FMoreland+Ave+to:Moreland+Ave+SE+to:Moreland+Ave+SE&hl=en&ll=33.339707,-83.886108&spn=1.945741,4.22699&sll=33.740117,-84.348873&sspn=0.001891,0.004128&geocode=Feos8gEduOwB-w%3BFQlX8wEdKEz--g%3BFW1L8wEdlw_--g%3BFX509AEdesX9-g%3BFQ2l9QEdVFb--g%3BFaIP-AEdJTP_-g%3BFe0l-AEdfjP_-g%3BFQJa-AEdvQH_-g%3BFQ9k-QEdayD_-g%3BFceI-wEdI6b_-g%3BFa-T-wEdl6b_-g%3BFdsH_AEdPvX--g%3BFX0I_AEd-dj--g%3BFToI_AEdIsb--g%3BFTMH_AEd_Kj--g%3BFQ4M_gEdphD8-g%3BFfJe_gEdKAf8-g%3BFcnH_wEd3S77-g%3BFWD7_wEds0_6-g%3BFfpbAAId0Av6-g%3BFT2eAQIdKyH5-g%3BFTC5AQIdRhL5-g%3BFTjsAQIdTvv4-g%3BFcdJAgIdtO34-g%3BFY3VAgIdp-74-g&mra=mi&mrsp=24&sz=19&t=h&z=9. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
    Google Inc. "Route of SR 42 (Atlanta)". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Moreland+Ave+SE&daddr=Moreland+Ave+SE+to:Moreland+Ave+SE+to:Moreland+Ave+NE+to:Briarcliff+Rd+NE%2FMoreland+Ave+NE+to:Briarcliff+Rd+NE+to:N+Druid+Hills+Rd+NE+to:N+Druid+Hills+Rd&hl=en&ll=33.78942,-84.335518&spn=0.12098,0.264187&sll=33.833548,-84.339707&sspn=0.001889,0.004128&geocode=FaLVAgIdp-74-g%3BFTvkAgIdzO74-g%3BFY7yAgId2u74-g%3BFQRKAwId1u_4-g%3BFetYAwIdxu_4-g%3BFXf8AwIdMyf5-g%3BFbg4BAIdqCr5-g%3BFcNCBAIdcxL5-g&mra=mi&mrsp=7&sz=19&t=h&z=13. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Highway System: Atlanta, GA" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Google Inc. "Route of SR 42 Connector". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=Freedom+Pkwy&hl=en&ll=33.767875,-84.354808&spn=0.009472,0.013797&sll=33.769803,-84.349184&sspn=0.001184,0.001725&geocode=FSozAwIdQMT4-g%3BFcZJAwIdvO_4-g&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=19&t=h&z=16. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c Google Inc. "Route of SR 42 Spur". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=McDonough+Blvd+SE&daddr=McDonough+Blvd+SE+to:McDonough+Blvd+SE&hl=en&ll=33.713417,-84.369249&spn=0.037911,0.055189&sll=33.704655,-84.349717&sspn=0.001185,0.001725&geocode=FZqDAgId4GL4-g%3BFUJvAgIdYo_4-g%3BFeBJAgIdlu34-g&mra=mi&mrsp=2&sz=19&t=h&z=14. Retrieved August 13, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing