Georgia State Route 3

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This article is about the current state highway. For the proposed Interstate Highway, see Interstate 3.

State Route 3 marker

State Route 3
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 351.00 mi[1] (564.88 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 19 / SR 57 and SR 300 at the Florida state line south-southeast of Thomasville
 
North end: US 41 / US 76 / SR 8 at Tennessee state line in East Ridge
Location
Counties: Thomas, Mitchell, Dougherty, Lee, Sumter, Schley, Taylor, Upson, Pike, Spalding, Henry, Clayton, Fulton, Cobb, Bartow, Gordon, Whitfield, Catoosa
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 2 SR 4

State Route 3 (SR 3) is a 351-mile-long (565 km) state highway that travels south-to-north through portions of the western part of the U.S. state of Georgia, roughly paralleling Interstate 75 (I-75). The highway travels from its southern terminus at the Florida state line, where SR 3 and SR 300 both reach their southern terminus, concurrent with US 19. Here, US 19 travels concurrent with State Road 57, 12 miles (19 km) south-southeast of Thomasville. SR 3 travels through portions of Thomas, Mitchell, Dougherty, Lee, Sumter, Schley, Taylor, Upson, Pike, Spalding, Henry, Clayton, Fulton, Cobb, Bartow, Gordon, Whitfield, and Catoosa counties to its northern terminus at the Tennessee state line, in East Ridge, where US 41/US 76 continue, concurrent with State Route 8.

Route description[edit]

Southern and central Georgia[edit]

SR 3 starts at the Florida state line in Thomas County, and is concurrent with US 19 and SR 300 from its inception. SR 3 heads slightly northwest and skirts east past Thomasville, before heading through Pelham to Camilla in Mitchell County. SR 3 turns slightly northeast in Camilla and heads through Baconton, Georgia to Albany in Dougherty County, where its concurrency with SR 300 ends, before turning north and heading to Leesburg in Lee County. In Leesburg, the highway turns slightly northwest once more, travels through Smithville, and enters Sumter County.

Turning north again, SR 3 continues through Americus and enters Schley County, curving slightly northwest to Ellaville. Leaving Ellaville in a northerly direction again, SR 3 bisects Schley County and heads into Taylor County and through Butler into Upson County. Just after entering Upson County, the highway turns northwest yet again and travels to Thomaston. Turning back to the north, SR 3 enters Pike County, and travels through Zebulon on its way slightly northeast to Griffin in Spalding County. South of Griffin, SR 3 intersects and begins a concurrency with US 41, in addition to its continued concurrence with US 19. SR 3 also features a brief freeway section as it travels through the western portion of Griffin.

Metro Atlanta[edit]

Heading north, the route enters the western portion of Henry County, and heads through Hampton, where the Atlanta Motor Speedway has direct access from the highway, which regularly sees massive backups on weekends when NASCAR races take place there. Continuing north into Clayton County, SR 3 heads through Jonesboro, and crosses I-75 in Morrow.

Heading north through Forest Park, the highway first enters Fulton County, then crosses I-285, and I-75 again, as well as I-85, in quick succession, as it makes its way through the southern Atlanta suburban communities of Hapeville and East Point, forming one side of the perimeter of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport near Hapeville. Turning north, the highway parallels the Downtown Connector very closely, crosses I-20 in downtown Atlanta, and continues north, beginning and ending concurrencies with US 19, US 78, and US 278, as well as forming part of the western boundary of the campus of Georgia Tech. SR 3 subsequently crosses I-75 for a third and fourth time just northwest of where I-75 and I-85 split, and crosses I-285 once more east of Smyrna, just after having entered Cobb County.

Northern Georgia[edit]

Kennesaw Mountain (left) and Little Kennesaw Mountain (right) viewed from SR 3.

Heading northwest through Marietta and Kennesaw, the highway leaves the Atlanta area and enters Bartow County, through Cartersville and Adairsville, and on into Gordon County. SR 3 heads through Calhoun, crosses I-75 for a fifth time just south of Resaca, and continues to head north into Whitfield County. Heading through Dalton, the route crosses I-75 yet again, before heading northwest into Catoosa County, where it crosses I-75 for the seventh and final time, before reaching its northern terminus at the Tennessee state line, south of Chattanooga. Here, US 41, joined by US 76, enters Tennessee, concurrent with unsigned state highway SR 8.

History[edit]

On April 2, 1980, SR 3 was designated as the 'Andersonville Trail' at the concurrence of SR 3 with US 280 in Americus.[2]

On May 4, 1992, SR 3 was designated as the 'Admiral Mack Gaston Parkway' where SR 3 connects SR 52 and SR 71 in Dalton.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[citation needed] km Exit Destinations Notes
Thomas 0.0 0.0 US 19 south (SR 57 Florida–Georgia Parkway) – Monticello
SR 300 begins
Southern terminus of SR 3 and SR 300 at the Florida state line; continues south as US 19/SR 57; south end of US 19 and SR 300 concurrencies
Thomasville 11.3 18.2 Old Monticello Road former US 19 Bus. north
13.0 20.9 US 84 east / US 84 Bus. west / SR 38 east / SR 38 Bus. west – Quitman, Thomasville, Valdosta Interchange; south end of US 84/SR 38 concurrency; eastern terminus of US 84 Bus./SR 38 Bus.
14.2 22.9 SR 122 east – Pavo, Airport Western terminus of SR 122
14.7 23.7 SR 35 Conn. north (East Jackson Street) – Thomasville, Moultrie, Airport Southern terminus of SR 35 Conn.
15.8 25.4 US 84 west / US 319 / SR 35 / SR 38 west / SR 3 Alt. north (North Thomasville Bypass) – Cairo, Tallahassee, Moultrie North end of US 84/SR 38 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 3 Alt.
18.2 29.3 SR 202 north – Coolidge, Moultrie Southern terminus of SR 202
Ochlocknee 24.5 39.4 SR 188 – Cairo, Ochlocknee, Coolidge former US 19 Bus. south
31.9 51.3 SR 111 / SR 3 Alt. south – Cairo, Moultrie, Meigs Business District Northern terminus of SR 3 Alt.
Mitchell Pelham 37.4 60.2 SR 93 (Curry Street / Cotton Road) to SR 65 – Pelham, Sale City, Cairo, Pelham Business District
Camilla 45.5 73.2 SR 37 (SR 37 Truck / Moultrie Road) – Camilla, Newton, Moultrie South end of SR 37 Truck concurrency
45.6 73.4
SR 112 / SR 37 Truck west to SR 97 – Camilla, Cairo, Sylvester
North end of SR 37 Truck concurrency
Baconton 56.3 90.6 SR 93 south – Baconton, Lester Northern terminus of SR 93
Dougherty Albany 68.2 109.8 1 SR 133 south / SR 234 west – Albany, Moultrie, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Darton Col., Albany Tech Col., S.W. Ga. Regional Airport South end of SR 133 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 234
70.0 112.7 2 US 19 Bus. north / US 82 Bus. / SR 520 Bus. (Oglethorpe Boulevard) – Sylvester, Tifton, Downtown Albany Southern terminus of US 19 Bus.; signed as exits 2A (east) and 2B (west)
70.6 113.6 3 US 82 east / SR 520 east / SR 300 north (Clark Avenue) – Atlanta, Cordele, Sylvester, Tifton North end of SR 300 concurrency; south end of US 82/SR 520 concurrency
71.9 115.7 4 Blaylock Street
73.9 118.9 5 SR 91 / SR 133 north (Jefferson Street) – Downtown Albany North end of SR 133 concurrency; signed northbound as exits 5A (north) and 5B (south)
75.2 121.0 US 82 west / SR 520 west – Dawson, Columbus
US 19 Bus. south / US 82 Bus. east / SR 520 Bus. east (Slappey Boulevard)
North end of US 82/SR 520 concurrency; northern terminus of US 19 Bus.; western terminus of US 82 Bus./SR 520 Bus.; US 19 north follows exit 6A; US 19 Bus./US 82 Bus./SR 520 Bus. is exit 6B northbound.
Lee 78.2 125.9 SR 133 south (Forrester Parkway) – Doerun, The Parks at Chehaw Northern terminus of SR 133
Leesburg 82.5 132.8
US 19 Byp. north / SR 3 Byp. north / SR 32 west (Dawson Road) / SR 32 Truck east (Robert B. Lee Drive) – Dawson, Americus
South end of SR 32 concurrency; southern terminus of US 19 Byp./SR 3 Byp.; western terminus of SR 32 Truck
83.4 134.2 SR 32 east / SR 195 north (4th Street) – Leslie, De Soto, Ashburn North end of SR 32 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 195
84.0 135.2 US 19 Byp. south / SR 3 Byp. south – Dawson, Albany Northern terminus of US 19 Byp./SR 3 Byp.
Smithville 96.0 154.5 SR 118 (Long Drive) – Dawson, Bronwood, Downtown Smithville
98.1 157.9 SR 308 west (Bond Trail Road) Eastern terminus of SR 308
Sumter 108 174 US 280 west / SR 27 west / SR 49 south / Spring Street – Plains, Dawson South end of US 280/SR 27/SR 49 concurrency
Americus 109 175 US 280 east / SR 27 east / SR 30 east / SR 49 north (West Lamar Street) – Cordele, Oglethorpe, Georgia Southwestern State University, Habitat for Humanity Global Village & Discovery Center North end of US 280/SR 27/SR 49 concurrency; south end of SR 30 concurrency
110 180 SR 30 west (Adderton Street) – Concord, Buena Vista North end of SR 30 concurrency
Schley 118 190 SR 271 east – Andersonville Western terminus of SR 271
121 195 SR 228 east – Andersonville Western terminus of SR 228
121 195 Andersonville Road Former SR 228 west
Ellaville 122 196 SR 26 – Ellaville, Oglethorpe
Murrays Crossroads 128 206 SR 240 – Tazewell
Taylor 135 217 SR 90 west / SR 127 west – Mauk South end of SR 90/SR 127 concurrency
136 219 SR 127 east – Marshallville North end of SR 127 concurrency
Rupert 137 220 SR 90 east – Ideal, Andersonville National Historic Site North end of SR 90 concurrency
Butler 145 233 SR 96 (Butler Bypass) – Geneva, Fort Valley
146 235 SR 137 – Buena Vista, Fort Valley, Southern Crescent Technical College Taylor County Center
153 246 SR 208 (Old Wire Road) – Talbotton, Roberta
158 254 US 80 west / SR 22 west – Talbotton, Columbus South end of US 80/SR 22 concurrency
Upson 160 260 US 80 east / SR 22 east – Macon North end of US 80/SR 22 concurrency
Thomaston 173 278 SR 36 east / SR 74 east (Gordon Street) – Barnesville, Jackson, Yatesville, Macon Eastbound lanes of SR 36/SR 74 on one-way pair
174 280 SR 36 west / SR 74 west (Main Street) – Woodbury, Greenville, Woodland, Columbus Westbound lanes of SR 36/SR 74 on one-way pair
Pike 185 298 SR 109 west – Lifsey Springs, Molena South end of SR 109 concurrency
186 299 SR 109 east – Meansville North end of SR 109 concurrency
Zebulon 190 310 SR 18 – Concord, Barnesville
Spalding 197 317 US 41 south / SR 7 south (Martin L. King Jr. Parkway) – Barnesville
US 19 Bus. north / US 41 Bus. north / SR 155 north (Zebulon Parkway) – Griffin, Airport
South end of US 41 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 7; southern terminus of US 19 Bus./US 41 Bus./SR 155
Griffin 200 320 SR 362 (Williamson Road) Interchange
201 323 SR 16 to I‑75 / I‑85 – Griffin, Newnan Interchange
202 325 US 19 Bus. south / US 41 Bus. south / SR 92 south to I‑75 – Griffin Interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance; south end of SR 92 concurrency; northern terminus of US 19 Bus./US 41 Bus.
203 327 SR 92 north (McIntosh Road) – Fayetteville North end of SR 92 concurrency
Henry Hampton 210 340 SR 20 east to I‑75 – McDonough, Hampton Interchange; no access to SR 20 west
213 343 SR 81 east to I‑75 – McDonough Western terminus of SR 81
Clayton Jonesboro 220 350 SR 54 south (Fayetteville Road) – Fayetteville South end of SR 54 concurrency
224 360 SR 138 Spur west (North Avenue) – Union City, Jonesboro Eastern terminus of SR 138 Spur
225 362 SR 54 north / SR 138 North end of SR 54 concurrency
228 367 I‑75 (SR 401) I-75 exit 235
Forest Park 231 372 SR 331 (Forest Parkway)
231 372 Southpoint Drive to Main Street former SR 160 east
232 373 I‑285 (SR 407) I-285 exit 58
Fulton AtlantaHapeville line 233 375 I‑75 (SR 401) I-75 exit 239
Atlanta 236 380 I‑85 north (SR 403) I-85 exit 77; no access to I-85 south from US 19/US 41/SR 3 or to US 19/US 41/SR 3 from I-85 north
236 380 To SR 166 east (Langston Drive) / I‑75 / I‑85
240 390 US 29 south / SR 3 Conn. south (Chapel Street Southwest) to SR 14 South end of US 29 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 3 Conn.
242 389 US 78 east / US 278 east / SR 8 east (North Avenue Northwest) to I‑85 north South end of US 78/US 278/SR 8 concurrency
242 389 US 78 west / US 278 west / SR 8 west (Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway Northwest) North end of US 78/US 278/SR 8 concurrency
242 389 Tech Parkway Interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
US 19 north / SR 9 north North end of US 19 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 9
I‑75 (SR 401) – Atlanta, Marietta I-75 exit 252
Buckhead I‑75 (SR 401) – Atlanta, Marietta I-75 exit 256
Cobb I‑285 (SR 407 / Atlanta Bypass) to I‑75 – Greenville, Birmingham I-285 exit 19; part of Cobb Cloverleaf
Marietta SR 280 west Eastern terminus of SR 280
SR 120 east – Roswell Western terminus of SR 120
Acworth SR 92 east – Woodstock South end of SR 92 concurrency
SR 92 southwest – Powder Springs North end of SR 92 concurrency
Bartow Emerson SR 293 north – Cartersville Southern terminus of SR 293
Cartersville SR 113 (East Main Street) – Rockmart
US 411 north / SR 20 east / SR 61 South end of US 411/SR 20 concurrency
US 411 south / SR 20 west – Rome North end of US 411/SR 20 concurrency
Adairsville SR 140 – Armuchee, Waleska
Gordon Calhoun SR 53 – Rome, Fairmount
SR 156 / SR 373 – Armuchee, Ranger
Resaca I‑75 (SR 401) – Marietta, Dalton I-75 exit 318
SR 136 – LaFayette, Talking Rock
Whitfield SR 3 Conn. west Eastern terminus of SR 3 Conn.
Dalton US 76 east (Chatsworth Highway) / SR 52 (East Walnut Avenue) – Chatsworth South end of US 76 concurrency
SR 71 north (Cleveland Highway) – Cohutta, Dalton Southern terminus of SR 71
I‑75 (SR 401) – Chattanooga, Atlanta I-75 exit 336
Rocky Face SR 201 south (Lafayette Road) – Mount Vernon, Villanow South end of SR 201 concurrency
Tunnel Hill SR 201 north (Tunnel Hill Church Street) – Varnell North end of SR 201 concurrency
Catoosa Sugartown I‑75 (SR 401) – Atlanta, Chattanooga I-75 exit 345
Stone Church SR 2 east South end of SR 2 concurrency
Ringgold US 41 Truck north / US 76 Truck west / SR 151 Spur north (Evitt Street) Southern terminus of US 41 Truck and SR 151 Spur; eastern terminus of US 76 Truck
US 41 Truck south / US 76 Truck east / SR 151 north (Tennessee Street) South end of SR 151 concurrency; northern terminus of US 41 Truck; western terminus of US 76 Truck
SR 151 south to I‑75 – LaFayette North end of SR 151 concurrency
SR 2 west (Battlefield Parkway) – Fort Oglethorpe North end of SR 2 concurrency
0.7 1.1 SR 146 west (Cloud Springs Road) – Rossville Eastern terminus of SR 146
East Ridge US 41 north / US 76 west (Ringgold Road / SR 8 north) – Chattanooga Tennessee state line; northern terminus of SR 3; north end of US 41 and US 76 concurrencies; southern terminus of SR 8; south end of SR 8 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes[edit]

Thomasville–Meigs alternate route[edit]

State Route 3 Alternate
Location: Thomasville to Meigs
Length: 18.9 mi[4] (30.4 km)

State Route 3 Alternate (SR 3 Alt.) is an 18.9-mile-long (30.4 km) alternate route of SR 3. It uses an older routing of US 19/SR 3 for 15.5 miles (24.9 km) between Thomasville and Meigs. Until recently, this was the SR 3 mainline, while SR 300 served as the state route concurrency for US 19.

The entire route is in Thomas County.

Location mi[4] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 19 / US 84 east / SR 3 / SR 38 east / SR 300 (Georgia–Florida Parkway) / US 319 north / SR 35 north (North Thomasville Bypass) – Albany, Valdosta, Thomasville, Moultrie, Southwest Ga. Tech College Southern terminus; south end of US 84/US 319/SR 35/SR 38 concurrency
2.7 4.3 US 84 west / US 319 south / SR 35 south / SR 38 west (North Thomasville Bypass) / US 84 Bus. east / SR 38 Bus. east – Cairo, Thomasville North end of US 84/US 319/SR 35/SR 38 concurrency; western terminus of US 84 Bus./SR 38 Bus.
Ochlocknee 11.0 17.7 SR 188 (Stewart Road/Willow Street) – Cairo, Moultrie
Meigs 18.2 29.3 SR 111 south (Depot Street) to US 19 – Cairo South end of SR 111 concurrency
18.9 30.4 US 19 / SR 3 / SR 300 (Georgia–Florida Parkway) / SR 111 north – Thomasville, Pelham, Moultrie Northern terminus; north end of SR 111 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Leesburg bypass[edit]

State Route 3 Bypass
Location: Leesburg
Length: 1.8 mi[5] (2.9 km)

State Route 3 Bypass (SR 3 Byp.) is a 1.8-mile-long (2.9 km) western bypass of the town of Leesburg in Lee County, which was completed in 2009.[6] It is concurrent with US 19 Byp. for its entire length.

Clayton County connector route[edit]

State Route 3 Connector
Location: Clayton County
Length: 1.1 mi[7] (1.8 km)

The portion of Tara Boulevard in Clayton County that is not covered by US 19/US 41/SR 3 near Interstate 75 (I-75) is designated as State Route 3 Connector (SR 3 Conn.). The route is little more than a high-capacity set of ramps to and from I-75 and is unsigned. Its entire length is just west of Morrow.

The entire route is in Clayton County.

Location mi[7] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 19 / US 41 / SR 3 (Tara Boulevard/Old Dixie Highway) – Jonesboro Southern terminus
1.1 1.8 I‑75 (SR 401) – Macon, Atlanta Northern terminus; I-75 exit 235; no access to I-75 south from SR 3 Conn. or to SR 3 Conn. from I-75 north; access is provided by US 19/US 41/SR 3 and Upper Riverdale Road.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Atlanta connector route[edit]

State Route 3 Connector
Location: Atlanta
Length: 0.20 mi[8] (0.32 km)

State Route 3 Connector (SR 3 Conn.) is a 0.2-mile-long (0.32 km) connector route in the city limits of Atlanta. The entire length travels along the southeastern edge of Spelman College. It starts at an intersection with US 29/SR 14/SR 154, just northeast of an overpass for Interstate 20 (I-20). US 29/SR 3 Conn. travel north-northwest. Just before an intersection with Westview Drive, they curve to the northeast and meet the northern terminus of SR 3 Conn., an intersection with US 19/US 41/SR 3.

The entire route is in Atlanta, Fulton County.

mi[8] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 29 south / SR 14 / SR 154 (Peter Street SW) Southern terminus; south end of US 29 concurrency
0.2 0.32 US 19 / US 29 north / US 41 / SR 3 (Northside Drive SW) / Spelman Lane SW Northern terminus; north end of US 29 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Marietta connector route[edit]

State Route 3 Connector
Location: Marietta
Length: 1.6 mi[9] (2.6 km)

A portion of Roswell Road on the east side of Marietta is designated as State Route 3 Connector (SR 3 Conn.). The route was formed in 2007 when SR 120 was rerouted out of downtown Marietta. SR 3 Conn. travels 1.6 miles (2.6 km) east-northeast from a grade intersection with US 41/SR 3 to a ramp interchange with SR 120 and SR 120 Alt.

The entire route is in Marietta, Cobb County.

mi[9] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 41 / SR 3 (Cobb Parkway) / Roswell Street – Kennesaw, Marietta Western terminus of SR 3 Conn. and Roswell Road
0.2 0.32 I‑75 (SR 401) – Atlanta, Chattanooga Interchange under construction[10]
1.6 2.6 SR 120 / SR 120 Alt. west (Marietta Parkway) to I‑75 Eastern terminus of SR 3 Conn. and SR 120 Alt.; interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Unopened

Whitfield County connector route[edit]

State Route 3 Connector
Location: Whitfield County
Length: 0.70 mi[11] (1.1 km)

State Route 3 Connector (SR 3 Conn.) is in Whitfield County south of Dalton; it connects Interstate 75 (I-75) to US 41/SR 3 and the Dalton Bypass.

The entire route is in Whitfield County.

Location mi[11] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 Dug Gap Road Western terminus
0.0 0.0 I‑75 (SR 401) – Atlanta, Chattanooga I-75 exit 328
0.7 1.1 US 41 / SR 3 (South Dixie Highway/South Dalton Bypass) – Resaca, Calhoun, Dalton Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (15 November 2012). "GA-3" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia" (PDF). Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia" (PDF). Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Google (March 1, 2017). "Overview map of SR 3 Alt." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ Google (March 1, 2017). "Overview map of SR 3 Alt." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ Proposed Revisions to the State Highway System in Lee County (PDF) (Map). Georgia Department of Transportation. October 27, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Google (March 1, 2017). "Overview map of SR 3 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Google (March 2, 2017). "Overview map of SR 3 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Google (March 2, 2017). "Overview map of SR 3 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  10. ^ Google (March 2, 2017). "Google Street View image of I-75 interchange under construction" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b Google (March 2, 2017). "Overview map of SR 3 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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