Georgia State Route 74

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State Route 74 marker

State Route 74
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 108.0 mi[1] (173.8 km)
Major junctions
Southeast end: I‑75 in Macon
  US 41 / SR 247 in Macon
I‑475 in Macon
US 341 / SR 7 near Culloden
US 19 / SR 3 / SR 36 in Thomaston
I‑85 in Fairburn
Northwest end: US 29 / SR 14 in Fairburn
Location
Counties: Bibb, Monroe, Upson, Pike, Meriwether, Coweta, Fayette, Fulton
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 73 I‑75

State Route 74 (SR 74) is a 108-mile-long (174 km) state highway that runs southeast-to-northwest through portions of Bibb, Monroe, Upson, Pike, Meriwether, Coweta, Fayette, and Fulton counties in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route connects the Macon and Fairburn, via Thomaston, Woodbury, and Peachtree City.

Route description[edit]

SR 74 begins at an interchange with Interstate 75 (I-75) in the Unionville neighborhood of Macon, in Bibb County. This interchange is at the southwestern edge of Mercer University. Just over 1,000 feet (300 m) later, it intersects US 41/SR 247 (Pio Nono Avenue). It curves to the southwest, passing Macon Mall. It heads west-northwest, passing Macon Memorial Park Cemetery, before an interchange with I-475. It passes the Oak Haven Golf Club and passes just north of Lake Tobesofkee and the Tobesofkee Recreation Area, before crossing into Monroe County. The highway gradually zigzags its way to an intersection with SR 42. It continues to the west and intersects US 341/SR 7 (Peach Blossom Trail), just north-northeast of Culloden. Then, it heads northwest into Upson County. It curves into Yatesville. It heads west-northwest and curves to the southwest, to enter Thomaston. In town, the highway begins a concurrency with SR 36 (Barnesville Highway). They intersect US 19/SR 3. At the next block, SR 36/SR 74 turn to the left onto South Green Street, while SR 74 Alternate (West Main Street) begins straight ahead. One more block later, SR 74 splits off to the west onto West Gordon Street. It curves to the northwest and meets the western terminus of SR 74 Alternate just before leaving town. It continues to the northwest, then curves to the southwest, before heading northwest again. The highway continues to the northwest, through rural areas of the county and crosses the southwestern corner of Pike County. South-southwest of Molena, SR 18/SR 109 begin a concurrency to the west. The three highways head west-southwest and Flint River into Meriwether County. They enter Woodbury. There, at the intersection with SR 85, SR 74 splits off to the north, running concurrent with SR 85. A short distance later, they meet the northern terminus of SR 85 Alternate (Whitehouse Parkway). Farther to the north-northwest, in Gay, is the eastern terminus of SR 109 Spur (Greenville Street). In the unincorporated community of Alps, they intersect SR 362, which briefly joins the concurrency. Less than 3 miles (4.8 km) later, they reach the Meriwether–Coweta county line. The concurrent highways pass through Haralson and enter the southeast part of Senoia. There, they intersect with SR 16 (Wells Street). Less than 2 miles (3.2 km) later, they cross over Line Creek, into Fayette County. They enter Starrs Mill, where SR 74 departs to the northwest. Almost immediately, it enters Peachtree City. The highway passes by the Atlanta Regional Airport. Farther to the north-northwest, it intersects SR 54. SR 74 passes through Tyrone and enters Fulton County. Just under 1.5 miles (2.4 km) later, it meets an interchange with I-85 in Fairburn. The highway curves to the northwest and runs underneath a bridge that carries US 29/SR 14 (Roosevelt Highway). At the ramp that leads to US 29/SR 14, SR 74 takes the ramp and ends at Roosevelt Highway.[1]

The only part of SR 74 that is part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility, is the section from SR 85 in Starrs Mill to its northern terminus.[2][3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Bibb Macon 0.0 0.0 I‑75 – Valdosta, Atlanta Southern terminus; I-75, exit 163
0.4 0.6 US 41 / SR 247 (Pio Nono Avenue)
  4.7 7.6 I‑475 I-475, exit 5
Monroe   21.9 35.2 SR 42 – Musella, Forsyth
  28.1 45.2 US 341 / SR 7 – Culloden, Barnesville
Upson Thomaston 43.8 70.5 SR 36 east (Barnesville Highway) – Barnesville Southern end of SR 36 concurrency
43.9 70.7 US 19 north / SR 3 north (Center Street) Northbound lanes of US 19/SR 3, on One-way pairs
44.0 70.8 US 19 south / SR 3 south (Church Street) Southbound lanes of US 19/SR 3, on One-way pairs
44.0 70.8 SR 74 Alt. west (West Main Street) Eastern terminus of SR 74 Alternate
44.1 71.0 SR 36 west (South Green Street) – Woodland Western end of SR 36 concurrency
45.6 73.4 SR 74 Alt. east (West Main Street) Western terminus of SR 74 Alternate
Pike   58.7 94.5 SR 18 east / SR 109 east Southern end of SR 18/SR 109 concurrency
Flint River 59.9 96.4 Unnamed bridge; crossing over the Flint River, marking the Pike–Meriwether county line
Meriwether Woodbury 62.6 100.7 SR 18 west / SR 109 west (Woodbury Highway) / SR 85 south Western end of SR 18/SR 109 concurrency; southern end of SR 85 concurrency
63.3 101.9 SR 85 Alt. south (Whitehouse Parkway) – Warm Springs Northern terminus of SR 85 Alternate
Gay 70.4 113.3 SR 109 Spur south (Greenville Street) – Greenville Northern terminus of SR 109 Spur
  75.4 121.3 SR 362 west (Callaway Road) – Greenville Southern end of SR 362 concurrency
  76.3 122.8 SR 362 east (Griffin Highway) – Griffin Northern end of SR 362 concurrency
Coweta Senoia 85.4 137.4 SR 16 (Wells Street) – Sharpsburg, Griffin
Fayette   85.1 137.0 SR 85 north – Fayetteville Northern end of SR 85 concurrency
Peachtree City 95.5 153.7 SR 54 (Floy Farr Parkway) – Newnan, Fayetteville
Fulton Fairburn 106 171 I‑85 – Montgomery, Atlanta I-85, exit 61
108 174 US 29 / SR 14 (Roosevelt Highway) Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered route[edit]

State Route 74 Alternate
Location: Thomaston
Length: 1.5 mi[4] (2.4 km)

State Route 74 Alternate (SR 74 Alternate) is a 1.5-mile-long (2.4 km) alternate route that exists entirely within the central part of Upson County. Its route is completely within the city limits of Thomaston.

It begins at an intersection with the SR 74 mainline (West Gordon Street) in the far western part of Thomaston. It heads east, curves to the southeast, and curves to the east again. It meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with SR 36/SR 74, in the main part of town.[4]

SR 74 Alternate is included as 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 Thomaston, Upson County.

Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 SR 74 (West Gordon Street) – Woodbury, Yatesville Western terminus
1.5 2.4 SR 36 / SR 74 (South Green Street/West Main Street) Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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