Georgia State Route 22

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State Route 22 marker

State Route 22
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 221.1 mi[1] (355.8 km)
Major junctions
Southwest end: US 80 / SR 8 at the Alabama state line in Columbus
  I‑185 / US 27 / SR 1 north of Columbus
I‑475 in Macon

I‑75 / US 41 / US 41 Bus. / US 129 in Macon

I‑16 / US 41 Bus. / US 80 / US 129 in Macon
US 23 / US 129 / SR 11 / SR 49 in Macon
US 129 / SR 11 in Gray

US 441 / US 441 Bus. / SR 24 / SR 112 in Milledgeville
I‑20 south of Crawfordville
Northeast end: SR 72 in Comer
Counties: Muscogee, Talbot, Taylor, Upson, Crawford, Bibb, Jones, Baldwin, Hancock, Taliaferro, Oglethorpe, Madison
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 21 US 23

State Route 22 (SR 22) is a 221.1-mile-long (355.8 km) state highway that runs southwest-to-northeast in an eastern arc through portions of Muscogee, Talbot, Taylor, Upson, Crawford, Bibb, Jones, Baldwin, Hancock, Taliaferro, Oglethorpe, and Madison counties in the western and west-central parts of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route connects the Alabama state line in Columbus, across the state line from Phenix City, Alabama, to Comer, via Macon and Milledgeville.

Parts of the route, specifically the segment from the Alabama state line east to Geneva, are planned to be included as part of the Fall Line Freeway, a long-distance highway that is planned to extend from the Alabama state line to Augusta. Also, this section could be included in the proposed Interstate 14 (I-14).

Route description[edit]

Columbus to Macon[edit]

SR 22 begins at the Alabama state line concurrent with US 80. West of the state line, US 80 continues over the Chattahoochee River into Phenix City as Phenix City Bypass, concurrent with Alabama State Route 8. Eastward, US 80/SR 22 travel on the J.R. Allen Parkway, a limited-access bypass of Columbus in Muscogee County. Almost immediately, they have an interchange with the northern terminus of SR 22 Connector (2nd Avenue). Then they have an interchange with SR 219 (River Road). After that is Bradley Park Drive. Then, they have a full cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 185 (I-185). The same exit lanes for I-185 are also used for US 27/SR 1 (Veterans Parkway) and Moon Road. Then is a partial interchange with Schomburg Road and Blackmon Road. The highways curve to the southeast and have an interchange with US 27 Alternate/SR 85 (Manchester Expressway). Here, the freeway ends and the two highways continue to the east and meet the eastern terminus of SR 22 Spur (Macon Road). US 80/SR 22 begin paralleling the northern border of Fort Benning and pass through the town of Upatoi. They pass south of Cox Lake and cross over the Tar River north of Montarella Lake, before crossing over Baker Creek into Talbot County. They pass north of Box Springs. The highways meet the northern terminus of SR 355. Just before entering Geneva, SR 41 joins the concurrency. In Geneva, they meet the western terminus of SR 96 and turn to the north. In Talbotton, they intersect SR 90/SR 208 (Clark Street). At this intersection, SR 90 meets its western terminus, and SR 208 joins the concurrency very briefly and departs at Monroe Street. A few blocks later, SR 41 also leaves the concurrency to the north on Washington Avenue, while US 80/SR 22 curve to the east. After traveling through rural areas of the county, they run along the Talbot–Taylor county line before entering Taylor County proper. They intersect US 19/SR 3, which join the concurrency. The four highways cross over the Flint River into Upson County. Not long afterward, US 80/SR 22 split off to resume their eastern routing and enter Crawford County. In Roberta, they intersect US 341/SR 7/SR 42 (Dugger Avenue). At this intersection, SR 42 joins the concurrency. The three routes pass the Crawford County Public Library and Crawford County Middle School. In nearby Knoxville, SR 42 departs the concurrency, while US 80/SR 22 begin a curve to the northeast. They gradually curve to the east-northeast before crossing over Echoconnee Creek into Bibb County. Just before entering Lizella, they curve to the southeast and begin to curve back to the northeast and enter Macon.

Macon metropolitan area[edit]

They pass by Macon State College before an interchange with Interstate 475 (I-475). US 80/SR 22 curve to the east and pass between Macon Mall and Central Georgia Technical College. Next to Westgate Mall, they intersect US 41/SR 247 (Pio Nono Avenue). Just under 2,000 feet (610 m) later, they have an interchange with I-75. Then, they pass Saints Rest Cemetery and Memorial Park, before they intersect US 41 Business/US 129/SR 11/SR 49 (Broadway). At this intersection, all six highways travel concurrently to the north and curve to the northeast. At Walnut Street, US 41 Business/SR 22/SR 49 split off to the northwest. At 2nd Street, SR 22 departs to the northeast. There is an interchange with US 129/SR 11/SR 87 that is only accessible from the westbound lanes. Immediately, the road crosses over the Ocmulgee River and passes over I-16 (Jim Gillis Historic Savannah Parkway), which has a partial interchange with SR 22, but there is no access to I-16 from either direction of SR 22 or to SR 22 from I-16 east. Just west of Coliseum Medical Center is an intersection with US 23/US 129 Alternate/SR 19 (Emery Highway). At this intersection, US 129 Alternate runs concurrent with SR 22 to the north for just over 500 feet (150 m). At the intersection with US 129/SR 11/SR 49, US 129 Alternate meets its northern terminus, and SR 22 joins that concurrency to the north-northeast. Less than 4,000 feet (1,200 m) later, SR 49 (Shurling Drive) splits off to the east.

Jones County to Comer[edit]

US 129/SR 11/SR 22 cross over Walnut Creek and then enter Jones County. Just before intersecting SR 18, the concurrency passes by Brasswells Lake, Newberry Lake, and Anderson Lake. On the southwestern edge of the city limits of Gray, SR 18 joins the concurrency. The four routes enter the main part of the town. At Bill Conn Parkway, SR 18 splits off to the southeast. At Atlanta Road, SR 11 departs the concurrency to the north. One block later, they intersect SR 44. Here, US 129 heads to the north, concurrent with SR 44, while SR 22 continues to the northeast. Just outside town, it passes Lake Jonesco Golf Course. After traveling through Haddock, the route enters Baldwin County. After entering Milledgeville, it passes the Walter B. Williams, Jr. Park. Immediately afterward, it meets the southern terminus of SR 212. Then, it intersects US 441/SR 29 (Robertson Mill Road). SR 22 passes by Youth Development Center Lake and Oconee Regional Medical Center. It curves to the south-southeast and then to the east-northeast and intersects US 441 Business/SR 24 (North Columbia Street). The three routes travel concurrently to the east-northeast on West Montgomery Street. One block later, US 441 Business departs to the south-southeast on Clark Street, concurrent with SR 243, which has its northern terminus at this intersection. SR 22/SR 24 parallel the northern edge of Georgia College & State University. At North Elbert Street, the concurrency turns to the right and meets the northern terminus of SR 49 (East Hancock Street) and the northern terminus of SR 112 (South Elbert Street). At this intersection, SR 22/SR 24 turn to the left onto East Hancock Street and leave town by crossing over the Oconee River. The two routes diverge with SR 22 heading to the northeast and entering Hancock County. In Sparta, it intersects SR 15/SR 16 (Broad Street). The three routes travel north-northwest and leave town. Almost immediately, they curve to the north-northeast and split, with SR 15/SR 22 continuing straight ahead. After a curve back to the north-northwest, SR 22 splits to the northeast and passes through Powelton. Then, the highway enters Taliaferro County. After an interchange with I-20 (Carl Sanders Highway), it enters Crawfordville, where it intersects US 278/SR 12 (Broad Street). It parallels the southwestern edge of A. H. Stephens Historic Park and leaves town. It crosses over the South Fork Little River and North Fork Little River before intersecting SR 44. Then, it very gradually curves to the northwest and enters Oglethorpe County. It intersects US 78/SR 10 southeast of Lexington. The concurrency crosses the southeastern-most corner of the city limits on Main Street. Just over 1,000 feet (300 m) later, SR 77 (Elberton Road) joins the concurrency and leaves on Union Point Road. On the northwestern-most corner of the city limits, SR 22 splits off to the northeast on Comer Road. The highway crosses over the South Fork Broad River into Madison County. Almost immediately, SR 22 enters the southern city limits of Comer. At East Sunset Avenue, it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with SR 72.[1]

National Highway System[edit]

There are three sections of SR 22 that are included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility:

  • From its western terminus to its intersection with SR 96 in Geneva (completely concurrent with US 80)
  • From its interchange with I-475 in western Macon to its intersection with US 41 Business/US 129/SR 11/SR 49 in southeastern Macon (completely concurrent with US 80)
  • From the northern end of its concurrency with US 80/US 129/SR 11 in Macon to the northern end of its concurrency with US 41 Business/SR 49 and then from that intersection over the Ocmulgee River to the southern end of its concurrency with US 129/SR 11/SR 49 until the point where all four routes meet the northern city limits[2][3][4]



The section from the Alabama state line to Geneva is planned to be included as part of the Fall Line Freeway and could be included in the proposed I-14.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Muscogee Columbus 0.0 0.0 US 80 west (SR-8) – Phenix City, Montgomery Alabama state line (Chattahoochee River bridge)
0.4 0.64 1 SR 22 Conn. to SR 85 – Downtown Columbus Northern terminus of SR 22 Connector
1.3 2.1 2 SR 219 (River Road)
2.2 3.5 3 Bradley Park Drive signed as exits 3A (east) and 3A (west)
3.3 5.3 4 I‑185 (SR 411) / US 27 / SR 1 (Veterans Parkway) – Fort Benning, Atlanta I-185 exit 10
5 Moon Road eastbound exit is combined with exit 4
6.8 10.9 6 Schomburg Road / Blackmon Road
Flat Rock Road east end of freeway
9.8 15.8
US 27 Alt. / SR 85 – Manchester, Columbus
11.4 18.3 SR 22 Spur west (Macon Road) Eastern terminus of SR 22 Spur
Talbot 26.1 42.0 SR 355 south – Buena Vista, Cusseta Northern terminus of SR 355
28.9 46.5 SR 41 south – Buena Vista, Oakland Western end of SR 41 concurrency
Geneva 29.7 47.8 SR 96 east (Fall Line Freeway) to SR 240 east – Junction City Western terminus of SR 96
Talbotton 36.9 59.4 SR 90 east / SR 208 east (Clark Street) – Junction City Western end of SR 208 concurrency; western terminus of SR 90
37.1 59.7 SR 208 west (Monroe Street) – Waverly Hall Eastern end of SR 208 concurrency
37.3 60.0 SR 41 north (North Washington Avenue) – Manchester, Warm Springs, Woodland Eastern end of SR 41 concurrency
Taylor 56.1 90.3 US 19 south / SR 3 south – Butler, Americus Western end of US 19/SR 3 concurrency
Flint River 56.7 91.2 Garland T. Byrd Bridge
Upson 58.1 93.5 US 19 north / SR 3 north – Thomaston Eastern end of US 19/SR 3 concurrency
Crawford Roberta 71.4 114.9 US 341 / SR 7 / SR 42 north – Barnesville, Fort Valley Western end of SR 42 concurrency
Knoxville 72.4 116.5 SR 42 south – Byron Eastern end of SR 42 concurrency
Echeconnee Creek 82.0 132.0 Bridge
Bibb Fulton Mill Road - Central State Prison, Ed DeFore Sports Complex former SR 361
Macon 90.5 145.6 I‑475 (SR 408) – Atlanta, Valdosta I-475 exit 3
94.4 151.9 US 41 / SR 247 (Pio Nono Avenue) – Forsyth, Warner Robins
94.7 152.4 I‑75 (SR 401) – Atlanta, Valdosta I-75 exit 162
95.7 154.0
US 41 Bus. south / US 129 south / SR 11 south / SR 49 south (Broadway)
Western end of US 41 Business/SR 49 and US 129/SR 11 concurrencies
97.6 157.1 US 80 east / US 129 north / SR 11 north (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) Eastern end of US 80 / US 129/SR 11 concurrency
98.0 157.7
US 41 Bus. north / SR 49 north (Walnut Street)
Eastern end of US 41 Business/SR 49 concurrency
98.1 157.9 US 129 south / SR 11 south / SR 87 south (Riverside Drive) interchange; westbound exit only
98.1 157.9 Second Street Bridge over the Ocmulgee River
98.4 158.4 I‑16 (SR 404) I-16 exit 1B; only ramp is an exit from I-16 west
98.7 158.8
US 23 / US 129 Alt. south / SR 19 (Emery Highway) to I‑16 – Forsyth, Jeffersonville, Savannah, Coliseum
Western end of US 129 Alternate concurrency
98.9 159.2 US 129 south / SR 11 south / SR 49 south (Gray Highway) no left turn northbound; east end of US 129 Alt. overlap; western end of US 129, SR 11, & SR 49 concurrencies
100.1 161.1 SR 49 north (Shurling Drive) – Milledgeville Eastern end of SR 49 concurrency
Jones Gray 109.7 176.5 SR 18 west – Forsyth Western end of SR 18 concurrency
111.4 179.3 SR 18 east (Bill Conn Parkway) – Gordon Eastern end of SR 18 concurrency
112.3 180.7 SR 11 north (Atlanta Road) – Monticello Eastern end of SR 11 concurrency
112.3 180.7 US 129 north / SR 44 (James Street) – Eatonton, Gordon Eastern end of US 129 concurrency
Baldwin Milledgeville 129.4 208.2 SR 212 west – Monticello Southern terminus of SR 212
129.7 208.7 US 441 / SR 29 (Roberson Mill Road) – Eatonton, Irwinton, Dublin, Georgia College Athletic Complex, Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery
131.7 212.0
US 441 Bus. north / SR 24 north (North Columbia Street) – Eatonton, Athens
Western end of US 441 Business & SR 24 concurrencies
131.8 212.1
US 441 Bus. south / SR 243 south (North Clark Street) – Irwinton, Dublin
Eastern end of US 441 Business concurrency; northern terminus of SR 243
SR 49 south (East Hancock Street) / SR 112 south (South Elbert Street) – Toomsboro, Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, truck route to US 441 south / SR 49 south Northern terminus of SR 49; northern terminus of SR 112
133.1 214.2 Bridge over the Oconee River
136.6 219.8 SR 24 east – Sandersville Eastern end of SR 24 concurrency
Hancock Sparta 155.7 250.6 SR 15 south / SR 16 east (Broad Street) – Sandersville, Warrenton west end of SR 15 & SR 16 concurrencies
156.4 251.7 SR 16 west – Eatonton Eastern end of SR 16 concurrency
158.4 254.9 SR 15 north – Greensboro, Athens Eastern end of SR 15 concurrency
Taliaferro 176.9 284.7 I‑20 (SR 402) – Atlanta, Augusta I-20 exit 148
Crawfordville 178.9 287.9 US 278 / SR 12 (Broad Street) to SR 47 – Union Point, Crawfordville, Washington
186.8 300.6 SR 44 (Union Point Road) – Union Point, Washington, Greensboro, Elberton, Kettle Creek Battlefield Historic Site
Oglethorpe 205.0 329.9 US 78 east / SR 10 east (Washington Road) – Washington Western end of US 78/SR 10 concurrency
Lexington 206.1 331.7 SR 77 north (Elberton Road) – Elberton, Hartwell, Lake R.B. Russell State Park Western end of SR 77 concurrency
206.7 332.7 SR 77 south (Union Point Road) – Union Point, Siloam, Woodville Eastern end of SR 77 concurrency
207.0 333.1 US 78 west / SR 10 west (Athens Road) – Athens, Atlanta Eastern end of US 78/SR 10 concurrency
Madison Comer 221.1 355.8 SR 72 (Sunset Avenue East) – Commerce, Elberton Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

Columbus connector route[edit]

State Route 22 Connector
Location: Columbus
Length: 0.3 mi[5] (0.5 km)

State Route 22 Connector (SR 22 Connector) exists entirely within the city limits of Columbus in the west central part of Muscogee County. It is known as 2nd Avenue for its entire length.

It begins at an intersection with SR 85. It travels due north, curves to the north-northeast, and meets its northern terminus, an interchange with US 80/SR 22 (J.R. Allen Parkway).[5]

All of SR 22 Connector is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[3]

The entire route is in Columbus, Muscogee County.

mi[5] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 SR 85 (2nd Avenue/Manchester Expressway) Southern terminus
0.3 0.48 US 80 / SR 22 (J.R. Allen Parkway) – Phenix City, Butler Northern terminus; US 80/SR 22, exit 1
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Columbus spur route[edit]

State Route 22 Spur
Location: Columbus
Length: 10.3 mi[6] (16.6 km)

State Route 22 Spur (SR 22 Spur) exists entirely within the city limits of Columbus in the west-central and north-central parts of Muscogee County.

It begins at an intersection with US 27/SR 1 (Veterans Parkway). It travels due east on 13th Street. It turns right onto 13th Avenue and curves to the northeast onto Wynnton Road. Then, it takes on the name Macon Road and has an interchange with Interstate 185 (Lindsay Creek Bypass). Farther to the northeast, it skirts along the southern edge of Parkhill Cemetery. Just after passing northwest of Fort Benning, it meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with US 80/SR 22 (Beaver Run Road).[6]

All of SR 22 Spur is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[3]

The entire route is in Columbus, Muscogee County.

mi[6] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 27 / SR 1 (Veterans Parkway) Western terminus
3.2 5.1 I‑185 (Lindsay Creek Bypass) – LaGrange, Fort Benning I-185, exit 6
10.3 16.6 US 80 / SR 22 (Beaver Run Road) – Phenix City Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Google (September 7, 2013). "Route of SR 22 (Columbus to Macon)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
    Google (September 7, 2013). "Route of SR 22 (Macon to north of Sparta)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
    Google (September 7, 2013). "Route of SR 22 (North of Sparta to Comer)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "National Highway System: Columbus, GA--AL" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2013.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "NHS_Columbus" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "National Highway System: Macon, GA" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Google (August 24, 2013). "Route of SR 22 Connector" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Google (August 24, 2013). "Route of SR 22 Spur" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google