Georgia State Route 46

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State Route 46 marker

State Route 46
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 109.1 mi[1] (175.6 km)
Major junctions
West end:
US 341 / US 341 Bus. / SR 27 / SR 27 Bus. in Eastman
  US 23 / SR 87 / SR 117

US 341 Bus. / SR 27 Bus. in Eastman
US 319 / US 441 / SR 31 northwest of Alamo
US 221 / SR 15 / SR 29 / SR 56 in Soperton
US 1 / SR 4 / SR 86 in Oak Park
I‑16 in Oak Park
US 25 / US 301 / SR 73 southeast of Register
East end: SR 119 northeast of Pembroke
Location
Counties: Dodge, Laurens, Wheeler, Treutlen, Emanuel, Candler, Bulloch
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 45 SR 47

State Route 46 (SR 46) is a 109.1-mile-long (175.6 km) state highway that runs west-to-east through portions of Dodge, Laurens, Wheeler, Treutlen, Emanuel, Candler, and Bulloch counties in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route connects the Eastman area with the southeastern part of Bulloch County. The route closely parallels Interstate 16 and serves local traffic.

Route description[edit]

SR 46 begins at an intersection with US 341/SR 27 (Hawkinsville Highway), just west of Eastman, in Dodge County. This intersection also marks the northern terminus of US 341 Business and SR 27 Business. These three highways (US 341 Business/SR 27 Business/SR 46) head concurrent to the northeast for just over 1,000 feet (300 m), then curve to the east to enter Eastman. At Ogden Street, they head southeast for a short while, then turn left on 5th Avenue. About 1,500 feet (460 m) later, they intersect US 23/SR 87/SR 117 (Oak Street). Here, US 341 Business/SR 27 Business depart to the southeast, while SR 117 runs concurrent with SR 46 for a few blocks. At Main Street, the two routes diverge. Page Street is the southern terminus of SR 46 Connector. SR 46 heads east-northeast, out of town, passing Heart of Georgia Regional Airport. The highway passes through rural areas of the county and meets the northern terminus of SR 165 (Chauncey–Dublin Highway), before crossing into Laurens County. It continues to the northeast and intersects SR 126. The two routes head concurrent to the northeast past an intersection with US 319/US 441/SR 31, and then curve to the east-southeast. Less than 1 mile (1.6 km) later, SR 126 splits off to the southeast. SR 46 travels through rural areas of the county, cuts across a corner of Wheeler County and another corner of Laurens County, before re-entering Wheeler County. The highway curves to the northeast and intersects SR 19. Then, it crosses over the Oconee River into Treutlen County. A few miles later is an intersection with SR 199. In Soperton, it intersects SR 29 (West Main Street). Two blocks later is an intersection with SR 15/SR 78 (West Louisiana Avenue). After that, it curves to the east-northeast and intersects US 221/SR 56. Just before leaving town, SR 46 curves to the southeast. It passes the Treutlen County Airport. A few miles later, it meets the southern terminus of SR 227. The route curves to the northeast and meets the western terminus of SR 298. The road passes by Wildwood Lake and intersects SR 86, just before leaving the county. SR 46/SR 86 run concurrent to the southeast and intersect SR 297 on the Treutlen–Emanuel county line. Just before entering Oak Park, the two highways curve to the east-northeast. In town, they intersect US 1/SR 4 (Harrington Street). At this intersection, SR 86 follows US 1/SR 4 south into the main part of town, while SR 46 follows US 1/SR 4 north through the northern parts of the town. They cross over the Ohoopee River and have an interchange with Interstate 16 (I-16) before SR 46 splits off and begins to parallel the interstate for the rest of its length. In fact, the two highways are never more than 3 miles (4.8 km) apart from each other. SR 46 leaves Oak Park and travels through rural areas of the county before entering Candler County. The highway passes through mostly rural areas for the rest of its length, with few exceptions. After an intersection with SR 57, it curves to the east-northeast and enters Metter. At College Street, SR 23 begins a concurrency for a few blocks. At Lewis Street is an intersection with SR 121. Here, SR 23 splits off to the south. One block later is the northern terminus of SR 129 (South Leroy Street). After the route leaves Metter, it passes through Pulaski before entering Bulloch County. SR 46 passes through Register and intersects US 25/US 301/SR 73 less than 1 mile (1.6 km) later. It passes Hickman Pond and crosses through a portion of Eagle Creek Golf Course, which is just northeast of Kennedy Pond. The route curves back to the southeast, resuming its close proximity to I-16. It passes through the unincorporated community of Denmark and has a very brief concurrency with SR 67 just southeast of there. SR 46 travels through rural areas of the county and reaches its eastern terminus, an intersection with SR 119, approximately 6.6 miles (10.6 km) northeast of Pembroke.[1]

SR 46 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

History[edit]

At one point, SR 46 used to continue to US 80, just west of Blitchton in Bryan County. That portion was decommissioned and currently serves as a county road.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Dodge Eastman 0.0 0.0
US 341 / SR 27 (Hawkinsville Highway) / US 341 Bus. south / SR 27 Bus. south
Southern terminus of US 341 Business/SR 27 Business/SR 46; western end of US 341 Business/SR 27 Business concurrency
2.0 3.2
US 341 Bus. south / SR 27 Bus. south (Oak Street)
US 23 / SR 87 / SR 117 south (Oak Street) – Hawkinsville, Cochran, Rhine
Eastern end of US 341 Business/SR 27 Business concurrency; western end of SR 117 concurrency
2.1 3.4 SR 117 north (Anson Avenue) – Cadwell Eastern end of SR 117 concurrency
2.4 3.9 SR 46 Conn. north (Page Street) Southern terminus of SR 46 Connector
  10.2 16.4 SR 165 south (Chauncey–Dublin Highway) – Chauncey Northern terminus of SR 165
Laurens   15.6 25.1 SR 126 north – Cadwell Western end of SR 126 concurrency
  18.5 29.8 US 319 / US 441 / SR 31
  19.8 31.9 SR 126 south – Alamo Eastern end of SR 126 concurrency
Wheeler
No major junctions
Laurens
No major junctions
Wheeler   30.0 48.3 SR 19 – Glenwood, Dublin
Treutlen   36.8 59.2 SR 199 – Mt. Vernon, East Dublin
Soperton 40.3 64.9 SR 29 (West Main Street) – Tarrytown, Rockledge
40.4 65.0 SR 15 / SR 78 (West Louisiana Avenue)
40.8 65.7 US 221 / SR 56
  43.4 69.8 SR 227 north Southern terminus of SR 227
  45.8 73.7 SR 298 east Western terminus of SR 298
  52.0 83.7 SR 86 north Western end of SR 86 concurrency
TreutlenEmanuel
county line
  52.5 84.5 SR 297 – Vidalia, Nunez
Emanuel Oak Park 57.3 92.2 SR 86 south Eastern end of SR 86 concurrency
57.4 92.4 US 1 south / SR 4 south Western end of US 1/SR 4 concurrency
58.8 94.6 Unnamed bridge Crossing over the Ohoopee River
59.5 95.8 I‑16 (Jim Gillis Historic Savannah Parkway) – Macon, Savannah I-16, exit 90
59.8 96.2 US 1 north / SR 4 north notes=Eastern end of US 1/SR 4 concurrency
Candler   68.3 109.9 SR 57 – Cobbtown, Stillmore
Metter 74.5 119.9 SR 23 north (North College Street) – Twin City Western end of SR 23 concurrency
74.7 120.2 SR 23 south / SR 121 (Lewis Street) Eastern end of SR 23 concurrency
74.8 120.4 SR 129 south (South Leroy Street) – Claxton Northern terminus of SR 129
Bulloch   86.8 139.7 US 25 / US 301 / SR 73
  97.2 156.4 SR 67 north – Statesboro Western end of SR 67 concurrency
  97.4 156.8 SR 67 south – Pembroke Eastern end of SR 67 concurrency
  109.1 175.6 SR 119 – Pembroke, Guyton Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered route[edit]

State Route 46 Connector
Location: Eastman
Length: 0.0765 mi[3] (0.123 km)

State Route 46 Connector (SR 46 Connector) is a 404-foot-long (123 m) connector route that exists entirely within the central part of Dodge County. The route is completely inside the main part of Eastman, and is known as Page Street for its entire length.

It begins at an intersection with the SR 46 mainline (5th Avenue), just northeast of the downtown part of Eastman. The highway heads northeast for one block until it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 117 (Anson Avenue).[3]

SR 46 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 Eastman, Dodge County.

Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
0.0000 0.0000 SR 46 (5th Avenue) – Soperton Southern terminus
0.0765 0.1231 SR 117 (Anson Avenue) – Rhine, Cadwell Northern 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 46 (western terminus to Metter)". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Fish+Rd&daddr=5th+Ave+to:5th+Ave+to:5th+Ave+to:GA-46+E%2FSoperton+Hwy+to:GA-46+E+to:GA-126+E%2FGA-46+E+to:GA-126+E%2FGA-46+E+to:GA-46+E+to:GA-46+E+to:GA-46+E+to:Eastman+Rd+to:Metter+Rd+to:Metter+Rd+to:GA-46+E+to:GA-46+E+to:GA-46+E+to:GA-46+E%2FGA-86+E+to:GA-46+E%2FGA-86+E+to:Unknown+road+to:GA-4+N+to:GA-4+N+to:GA-4+N+to:GA-46+E+to:W+Broad+St&hl=en&ll=32.326597,-82.607574&spn=0.984054,2.113495&sll=32.397578,-82.065028&sspn=0.00193,0.004128&geocode=FdRC6wEdvFMK-w%3BFZlM6wEda8sK-w%3BFYdR6wEdtNMK-w%3BFRdW6wEdqOEK-w%3BFRmQ6wEdvOUM-w%3BFR_t6wEd30EO-w%3BFZ8n7AEdv_UO-w%3BFaUh7AEd2kYP-w%3BFY957AEdyuYR-w%3BFR7G7AEd_SgS-w%3BFXSY7QEdGvsS-w%3BFVoQ7gEdubYT-w%3BFZUU7gEdkLsT-w%3BFeQf7gEdjtIT-w%3BFRkK7gEdVXoU-w%3BFSEQ7gEdMRQV-w%3BFXde7gEdsqgW-w%3BFdlS7gEdR8UW-w%3BFfPy7QEdO9wX-w%3BFarz7QEdC94X-w%3BFbs97gEdqfoX-w%3BFdtg7gEd_BMY-w%3BFaJu7gEdXRsY-w%3BFbkJ7gEd9Dsa-w%3BFbtY7gEd78sb-w&mra=mi&mrsp=24&sz=19&t=h&z=10. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
    Google Inc. "Route of SR 46 (Metter to eastern terminus)". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=W+Broad+St&daddr=E+Broad+St+to:E+Broad+St+to:GA-46+E+to:GA-46%2FGA-67+S+to:GA-46%2FGA-67+S+to:GA-46+W&hl=en&ll=32.310349,-81.771927&spn=0.492118,1.056747&sll=32.221445,-81.535635&sspn=0.001924,0.004128&geocode=FbpY7gEd9csb-w%3BFatX7gEdd9wb-w%3BFUdX7gEdxeEb-w%3BFZC97QEdduIe-w%3BFcVv7AEd1Aoh-w%3BFf5k7AEdsg0h-w%3BFbaq6wEdoNwj-w&dirflg=h&mra=dme&mrsp=6&sz=19&t=h&z=11. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Google Inc. "Route of SR 46 Connector". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Page+St&daddr=Page+St&hl=en&ll=32.200705,-83.173287&spn=0.001934,0.004128&sll=32.200489,-83.172335&sspn=0.001925,0.004128&geocode=FTRW6wEdruEK-w%3BFctZ6wEd4d4K-w&oq=North+H&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=19&t=h&z=19. Retrieved August 10, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing