Georgia State Route 70

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State Route 70 marker

State Route 70
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 42.6 mi[1] (68.6 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 29 / SR 14 in Newnan
  I‑20 west of Atlanta
North end: US 78 / US 278 / SR 8 in northwest Atlanta
Location
Counties: Coweta, Fulton, Douglas
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 69 SR 71

State Route 70 (SR 70) is a 42.6-mile-long (68.6 km) state highway that runs southwest-to-northeast through portions of Coweta and Fulton counties in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route connects the Newnan with the northwestern part of Atlanta (Bankhead).

Route description[edit]

SR 70 begins at an intersection with US 29/SR 14 (Jackson Street) in Newnan in Coweta County. The road heads northwest. Just before leaving town, it intersects SR 34 Bypass. Then, it curves to the north-northwest before curving to the north-northeast and entering Fulton County. SR 70 passes to the northwest and north of Palmetto. Just north of town, It intersects US 29 Alternate/SR 14 Alternate/SR 154. Here, SR 70/SR 154 head concurrent to the north toward Campbellton. In Campbellton, SR&nbssp;92 joins the concurrency. The three routes head northwest and curve to the north-northwest and cross over the Chattahoochee River into Douglas County. Almost immediately, SR 166 joins the concurrency. The four highways head northeast and curve to the north-northeast, passing Boundary Waters Park. North of the park, SR 92 departs to the northwest, while the other three routes continue to the southeast on Campbellton Road SW. They curve to the east and cross over the Chattahoochee River for a second time, crossing back into Fulton County. Approximately 4,000 feet (1,200 m) later, SR 70 splits off to the northeast. It meets an intersection with SR 6. Just before passing by the Fulton County Airport, is an interchange with Interstate 20 (I-20) and an intersection with SR 139 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SW). The highway passes along the northwestern edge of the Carroll Heights neighborhood of Atlanta. It enters the Bankhead/Bolton neighborhood area of the city just before meeting its northern terminus, an intersection with US 78/US 278/SR 8 (Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW).[1]

SR 70 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]

SR 70 used to travel along Fulton Industrial Boulevard between Campbellton Road and Fairburn Road in southwestern Fulton County, However, it was re-routed over the Chattahoochee River into Douglas County, before crossing over the river again back into Fulton County. However, this stretch no longer carries a state route number.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Coweta Newnan 0.0 0.0 US 29 / SR 14 (Jackson Street) Southern terminus
0.7 1.1 SR 34 Byp. (Hospital Road)
Fulton   20.6 33.2
US 29 Alt. / SR 14 Alt. (Palmetto Cascade Highway/South Fulton Parkway) / SR 154 south (Palmetto Cascade Highway)
Southern end of SR 154 concurrency
Campbellton 25.6 41.2 SR 92 south (Campbellton Fairburn Road) – Fairburn Southern end of SR 92 concurrency
Chattahoochee River 26.1 42.0 Unnamed bridge over the Chattahoochee River, marking the Fulton–Douglas county line
Douglas   26.4 42.5 SR 166 west (J. Ebb Duncan Memorial Highway) Southern end of SR 166 concurrency
  29.9 48.1 SR 92 north (Fairburn Road) – Douglasville Northern end of SR 92 concurrency
Chattahoochee River 31.7 51.0 Unnamed bridge over the Chattahoochee River, marking the Douglas–Fulton county line
Fulton   32.7 52.6 SR 154 east / SR 166 east (Campbellton Road SW) – Atlanta Northern end of SR 154 & SR 166 concurrencies
  36.2 58.3 SR 6 (Camp Creek Parkway) – Austell, East Point
Atlanta 40.0 64.4 I‑20 (West Expressway) – Birmingham, Atlanta I-20, exit 49
40.6 65.3 SR 139 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SW) – Mableton, Downtown Atlanta
42.6 68.6 US 78 / US 278 / SR 8 (Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW) 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 70". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Roscoe+Rd&daddr=GA-70+N%2FRte+70+N%2FState+70+N%2FState+Route+70+N%2FRoscoe+Rd+to:33.5662242,-84.7816772+to:S+Fulton+Pkwy+to:GA-154+E%2FGA-70+N%2FRte+154+E%2FRte+70+N%2FState+154+E%2FState+70+N%2FState+Route+154+E%2FState+Route+70+N%2FCascade+Palmetto+Hwy+to:GA-154+E%2FGA-92+N%2FRte+154+E%2FState+154+E%2FState+Route+154+E%2FCampbellton+Fairburn+Rd+to:GA-154+E%2FGA-166+E%2FGA-92+N%2FRte+154+E%2FState+154+E%2FState+Route+154+E%2FHwy+92+N+to:GA-154+E%2FGA-166+E%2FGA-92+N%2FRte+154+E%2FState+154+E%2FState+Route+154+E%2FHwy+92+N+to:GA-154+E%2FGA-166+E%2FRte+154+E%2FState+154+E%2FState+Route+154+E%2FCampbellton+Rd+SW+to:GA-154+E%2FGA-166+E%2FRte+154+E%2FState+154+E%2FState+Route+154+E%2FCampbellton+Rd+SW+to:GA-70+N%2FRte+70+N%2FState+70+N%2FState+Route+70+N%2FFulton+Industrial+Blvd+SW+to:GA-70+N%2FRte+70+N%2FState+70+N%2FState+Route+70+N%2FFulton+Industrial+Blvd+SW+to:GA-70+N%2FRte+70+N%2FState+70+N%2FState+Route+70+N%2FFulton+Industrial+Blvd+SW+to:Fulton+Industrial+Blvd+NW&hl=en&ll=33.636346,-84.556274&spn=0.607119,0.883026&sll=33.789991,-84.496236&sspn=0.001184,0.001725&geocode=FQWH_QEdZgvy-g%3BFeKj_QEdSPDx-g%3BFRAuAAIdk1Xy-ilFrXyjmtD0iDE9lKGzRM_2ow%3BFXViAAIdthP0-g%3BFYV2AQIdnAr0-g%3BFXKNAQIdl_rz-g%3BFVagAQIdZ_jz-g%3BFexHAgIdejb0-g%3BFeIdAgIdQKP0-g%3BFT4XAgId5Of0-g%3BFYupAgIdmXz1-g%3BFQc6AwId3DL2-g%3BFdRJAwIdj1T2-g%3BFZmXAwId5bD2-g&oq=Shell+Blu&dirflg=h&mra=dme&mrsp=13&sz=19&via=2&t=h&z=10. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Highway System: Atlanta, GA" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 

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