Georgia State Route 137

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State Route 137 marker

State Route 137
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 55.5 mi[1] (89.3 km)
Major junctions
Southwest end: Wells Street in Cusseta
  US 19 / SR 3 / SR 96 in Butler
Northeast end: SR 128 southwest of Roberta
Location
Counties: Chattahoochee, Marion, Taylor
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 136 SR 138

State Route 137 (SR 137) is a 55.5-mile-long (89.3 km) southwest-to-northeast state highway in the west-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route connects Cusseta with Buena Vista and Butler. It passes through the southeastern portion of Fort Benning. Its routing exists within portions of Chattahoochee, Marion, and Taylor counties.

Route description[edit]

SR 137 begins in Cusseta, within Chattahoochee County, at an intersection with Wells Street, which used to also bear the designation of SR 520 Business. It runs along Broad Street, which also used to bear the SR 520 Business designation, for nearly 1,000 feet (300 m), until SR 137 heads northeast. Just northeast of Cusseta, it has a very brief concurrency with SR 26. It continues to the northeast and cuts across the southeastern corner of Fort Benning and begins a concurrency with SR 355, just before leaving the fort. When the highway leaves the fort, it enters Marion County. It passes SR 137 Spur. Just northwest of Buena Vista is an intersection with SR 41. The two routes head southeast into town and split, with SR 41 heading south and SR 137 heading east and then northeast. SR 137 travels through rural areas of the county and has a very brief concurrency with SR 240 in Tazewell. In the northeast, it enters Taylor County and crosses just northwest of the Taylor–Schley county line. Less than 2 miles (3.2 km) later is SR 90/SR 127. The three highways have a brief concurrency to the north, until SR 137 splits off to the northeast. Just southwest of Butler is SR 96. In town, it meets US 19/SR 3. SR 137 continues to the northeast until it reaches its eastern terminus, an intersection with SR 128, just south of the Flint River.[1]

SR 137 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Chattahoochee Cusseta 0.0 0.0 Wells Street Western terminus
2.7 4.3 SR 26 west (Clarke Duncan Highway) Western end of SR 26 concurrency
2.9 4.7 SR 26 east (Clarke Duncan Highway) – Buena Vista Eastern end of SR 26 concurrency
Fort Benning 7.6 12.2 SR 355 south Western end of SR 355 concurrency
Marion 8.2 13.2 SR 355 north – Juniper Eastern end of SR 355 concurrency
10.0 16.1 SR 137 Spur north (Old Columbus Road) Southern terminus of SR 137 Spur
16.3 26.2 SR 41 north – Geneva Western end of SR 41 concurrency
Buena Vista 17.4 28.0 SR 41 south (Baker Street) – Preston Eastern end of SR 41 concurrency
Tazewell 24.1 38.8 SR 240 north (Ronnie Road) – Geneva Western end of SR 240 concurrency
24.1 38.8 SR 240 south Eastern end of SR 240 concurrency
Taylor 30.4 48.9 SR 90 east / SR 127 east Western end of SR 90/SR 127 concurrency
32.1 51.7 SR 90 west / SR 127 west Eastern end of SR 90/SR 127 concurrency
40.5 65.2 SR 96 – Junction City, Reynolds
Butler 42.0 67.6 US 19 south / SR 3 south (Poplar Street) Southbound lanes of a one-way pair
42.0 67.6 US 19 north / SR 3 north (Broad Street) Northbound lanes of a one-way pair
50.9 81.9 SR 208 west (East Old Wire Road) – Talbotton Eastern terminus of SR 208
55.5 89.3 SR 128 – Reynolds, Roberta Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Marion County spur route[edit]

State Route 137 Spur
Location: Marion County
Length: 1.6 mi[3] (2.6 km)
Existed: 1963[4][5]–present

State Route 137 Spur (SR 137 Spur) was a 1.6-mile-long (2.6 km) spur route that exists entirely within the southwestern part of Marion County.

It begins at an intersection with the SR 137 mainline and heads northwest until it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 355 mainline, southeast of Fort Benning.[3]

SR 137 Spur is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

The roadway that would eventually become SR 137 Spur was established in April 1932 as an unnumbered road from Columbus to Buena Vista.[6][7] Later that year, SR 103 was designated on this road.[7][8] In 1937, the current path of SR 137 Spur had a "completed hard surface".[9][10] Between June 1960 and June 1963, SR 103 was truncated west of Fort Benning. Part of its former path through Marion County was redesignated as SR 137 Spur.[4][5]

The entire route is in Marion County.

Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 SR 137 – Cusseta, Buena Vista Southern terminus
1.6 2.6 SR 355 – Juniper Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Google (July 2, 2013). "Route of SR 137" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Google (July 3, 2013). "Overview map of SR 137 Spur" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1960). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map) (1960–61 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved April 10, 2017.  (Corrected to June 1, 1960.)
  5. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1963). State Highway System and Other Principal Connection Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved April 10, 2017.  (Corrected to June 1, 1963.)
  6. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (April 1932). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (May 1932). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  8. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (August 1932). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  9. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (April 1, 1937). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  10. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (July 1, 1937). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 

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