Georgia State Route 247

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State Route 247 marker

State Route 247
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 43.2 mi[1] (69.5 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 129 / US 341 / SR 11 north of Hawkinsville
  US 41 / SR 49 south of Macon
US 41 Bus. / US 129 / SR 49 in Macon
I‑75 in Macon
US 80 / SR 22 in Macon
US 41 / US 41 Bus. / SR 19 in Macon
US 23 / SR 87 in Macon
North end: I‑75 in Macon
Location
Counties: Pulaski, Houston, Bibb
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 246 SR 248

State Route 247 (SR 247) is a 43.2-mile-long (69.5 km) south–north state highway located in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. Its routing is within portions of Pulaski, Houston, and Bibb counties. It originates in the northwestern part of Hawkinsville, and it concludes in the northwestern section of Macon.

Route description[edit]

SR 247 commences at an intersection with US 129/US 341/SR 11 (Perry Highway) northwest of Hawkinsville, in Pulaski County. US 129/SR 247 head northwest concurrently, enter Houston County, and curve to the north at an intersection with SR 247 Spur, east of Perry. In Kathleen, Georgia is an intersection with SR 127. US 129/SR 247 meet SR 96 in Bonaire. In Warner Robins, across from Robins Air Force Base, is SR 247 Connector. The concurrency enters Bibb County before passing Middle Georgia Regional Airport a short distance south-southeast of an intersection with US 41/SR 11/SR 49. Those three highways join the concurrency to the north. The five highways later run through Rutland as they pass over a bridge for a former Central of Georgia Railway line, and then turn north again where they encounter an interchange with Houston Avenue, a former segment of US 41/SRs 11/49. From that point on, the street name along this concurrency is Houston Road. Later, the routes enters some marshland which includes bridges with Tobesofkee Creek and Rocky Creek before finally entering Macon, Georgia where it approaches a major intersection. US 41/SR 247 head to the northwest, Houston Avenue heads north, and US 129/SR 11/SR 49, as well as US 41 Business (which begins here), head to the northeast. US 41/SR 247 have an interchange with Interstate 75 (I-75). Farther to the north, they intersect US 80/SR 22, and then SR 74, before meeting US 41 Business/SR 19. There, US 41/SR 19 head northwest, while SR 247 heads north alone. It meets US 23/SR 87, just before meeting its northern terminus, a second interchange with I-75.[1]

SR 247 isn't 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
Pulaski 0.0 0.0 US 129 south / US 341 / SR 11 (Perry Highway) Southern terminus; southern end of US 129 concurrency
Houston 13.4 21.6 SR 247 Spur south Northern terminus of SR 247 Spur
Kathleen 15.5 24.9 SR 127 west Eastern terminus of SR 127
Bonaire 19.3 31.1 SR 96 – Fort Valley, Jeffersonville
Warner Robins 24.5 39.4 SR 247 Conn. west (Watson Boulevard) – Centerville Eastern terminus of SR 247 Connector
Bibb 32.8 52.8 US 41 south / SR 11 south / SR 49 south (Industrial Highway) Southern end of US 41 & SR 11/SR 49 concurrencies; no access to US 41/SR 11/SR 49 south from US 129/SR 247 north
Macon 35.9 57.8 US 41 Bus. north / US 129 north / SR 11 north / SR 49 north (Broadway) Southern terminus of US 41 Business; northern end of US 129 & SR 11/SR 49 concurrencies
37.1 59.7 I‑75 – Valdosta I-75, exit 160
39.1 62.9 US 80 / SR 22 (Eisenhower Parkway)
39.8 64.1 SR 74 (Mercer University Drive) – Mercer University
41.2 66.3 US 41 north / US 41 Bus. south / SR 19 (Vineville Avenue) Northern end of US 41 concurrency; northern terminus of US 41 Business
43.1 69.4 US 23 / SR 87 (Riverside Drive)
43.2 69.5 I‑75 – Atlanta Northern terminus, I-75, exit 167
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes[edit]

State Route 247 Spur[edit]

State Route 247 Spur
Location: Perry
Length: 3.1 mi[3] (5.0 km)

State Route 247 Spur (SR 247 Spur) is a 3.1-mile-long (5.0 km) spur route connecting US 341/SR 11 southeast of Perry with US 129/SR 247 east of the city.

SR 247 Spur isn't 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 Houston County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 341 / SR 11 (Main Street) – Hawkinsville, Perry Southern terminus
3.1 5.0 US 129 / SR 247 – Hawkinsville, Macon Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

State Route 247 Connector[edit]

State Route 247 Connector
Location: PowersvilleWarner Robins
Length: 11.5 mi[4] (18.5 km)

State Route 247 Connector (SR 247 Connector) is a 11.5-mile-long (18.5 km) connector connecting SR 49 northeast of Fort Valley (in the unincorporated community of Powersville) with US 129/SR 247 in Warner Robins.[4]

SR 247 Connector isn't part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]


County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Peach Powersville 0.0 0.0 SR 49 (Peach Parkway) – Fort Valley, Byron Western terminus
3.0 4.8 I‑75 – Valdosta, Macon I-75, exit 146
Houston 5.0 8.0 US 41 / SR 11 (Peach Blossom Trail)
Warner Robins 11.6 18.7 US 129 / SR 247 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Google (June 16, 2013). "Route of SR 247" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. May 8, 2009. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ Google (June 17, 2013). "Route of SR 247 Spur" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Google (June 17, 2013). "Route of SR 247 Connector" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 

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