Georgia State Route 55

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State Route 55 marker

State Route 55
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 21.0 mi[1] (33.8 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 37 / SR 62 in Leary
  SR 234 west of Albany
North end: US 82 / SR 520 in Dawson
Location
Counties: Calhoun, Terrell
Highway system

Georgia State Routes
Former

SR 54 SR 56

State Route 55 (SR 55) is a 21.0-mile-long (33.8 km) state highway that runs south-to-north through portions of Calhoun and Terrell counties in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It connects the Leary and Dawson areas of the state.

Route description[edit]

SR 55 begins at an intersection with SR 37/SR 62 in Leary, in Calhoun County. It heads northeast on Mercer Avenue, before traveling to the north on Bray Street. It travels northeast, through rural sections of the county. The highway passes the Spring Creek Cemetery. Just over 1 mile (1.6 km) after intersecting SR 234, the route crosses into Terrell County. The highway continues to the north until it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with US 82/SR 520 in Dawson.[1]

A largely rural route, State Route 55 sees an Average Annual Daily Traffic of less than 2,000 vehicles.[citation needed]

SR 55 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

History[edit]

SR 55 used to continue north, into Cusseta, along what is now US 82/SR 520, but was superseded, and thus replaced, upon the commissioning of US 82/SR 520.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Calhoun Leary 0.0 0.0 SR 37 (Depot Street) / SR 62 (Mercer Avenue/Depot Street) Southern terminus
  8.1 13.0 SR 234 (Gill Barrett Highway) – Morgan, Albany
Terrell Dawson 21.0 33.8 US 82 / SR 520 – Cuthbert, Richland, Albany 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 55". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Mercer+Ave&daddr=GA-55+N+to:S+Herod+Rd&hl=en&ll=31.624737,-84.429245&spn=0.495807,1.056747&sll=31.765754,-84.446677&sspn=0.001943,0.004128&geocode=FRRx4AEdSGv2-g%3BFbkO4gEdAwH3-g%3BFf-05AEdEHL3-g&oq=Daw&dirflg=h&mra=mi&mrsp=2&sz=19&t=h&z=11. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rand McNally Road Atlas", Rand McNally & Company, 1986, p. 23

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