Georgia State Route 31
|Maintained by GDOT|
|Length:||166.9 mi (268.6 km)|
|South end:||SR 145 at Florida state line south of Clyattville|
|North end:||US 319 / SR 15 / SR 57 / SR 78 in Wrightsville|
|Counties:||Lowndes, Lanier, Clinch, Atkinson, Coffee, Telfair, Wheeler, Dodge, Laurens, Johnson|
State Route 31 (SR 31) is a 166.9-mile-long (268.6 km) state highway that travels south-to-north through portions of Lowndes, Lanier, Clinch, Atkinson, Coffee, Telfair, Wheeler, Dodge, Laurens, and Johnson counties in the south-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The highway connects the Florida state line, south of Clyattville with Wrightsville, via Valdosta, Douglas, and Dublin.
Florida to Douglas
SR 31 begins at the Florida state line south-southeast of Clyattville, in Lowndes County, where the roadway continues as State Road 145. Almost immediately, it crosses over the Withlacoochee River. The highway curves to the northwest and back to the north and passes Oris Blackburn Memorial Park. It begins to curve to the northeast and enters Clyattville, where it meets the western terminus of SR 376 (Clyattville–Lake Park Road). The highway continues to the northeast and has an interchange with Interstate 75 (I-75). Approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) later, it skirts along the southeastern edge of Valdosta Regional Airport. At the intersection with Madison Highway, it turns to the right and becomes known as Inner Perimeter Road, part of an eastern bypass of most of the city. At South Patterson Street, US 41/SR 7 begin a concurrency to the northeast. This intersection also marks the southern terminus of US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus. The next main intersection is SR 94 (New Statenville Highway). Then, it begins to curve to the north and enters the eastern city limits of Valdosta. Right after a slight bend to the north-northwest is an intersection with US 84/US 221/SR 38 (East Hill Avenue). At this intersection, US 221 joins the concurrency. After a curve to the northwest, the four highways intersect East Park Avenue. Here, US 221/SR 31 split off to the northeast and then leaves the city. The two highways travel through rural areas of the county, traveling southeast of Moody Air Force Base, and enter Lanier County. They continue to the northeast and gradually curve to the north-northeast. Along the eastern shore of Milltown Bay, they begin a northward routing and meet the western terminus of SR 31 Conn. (Murray Boulevard). Approximately 1,500 feet (460 m) later, they enter Lakeland. After a curve to the north-northwest, where SR 135 (South Mill Street) joins the concurrency, they enter the main part of town, where they intersect US 129/SR 11/SR 37/SR 122 (West Main Street). Here, both concurrencies merge and head to the east-northeast. Immediately, SR 135 departs to the north-northwest on North Carter Street. At Oak Street, SR 135 Byp. joins the concurrency. At North College Street, SR 135 Byp. leaves the concurrency to the north-northwest. This intersection also marks the eastern terminus of SR 11 Byp. The other six highways continue to the east-northeast, crossing over Big Creek before leaving town. Then, they cross over the Alapaha River. After that, US 221/SR 31/SR 122 depart the concurrency to the north-northeast. Just under 1 mile (1.6 km) later, SR 122 splits off, and US 221/SR 31 continue to the north-northeast, intersect SR 168, cut across the northwestern corner of Clinch County, and enter Atkinson County. A little over 1 mile (1.6 km) later, SR 64 joins the concurrency. The three highways continue to the north-northeast and intersect US 441/SR 89. At this intersection, SR 89 reaches its northern terminus, and US 441 joins the concurrency. In fact, US 441 is concurrent for over half of SR 31's total length. The concurrency continues into Pearson. There, they intersect US 82/SR 520 (Albany Avenue). At this intersection, SR 64 turns right onto US 82/SR 520. The other three highways continue to the north-northeast through rural areas of the county. Then, they curve to the north-northwest and enter Coffee County. Immediately, they curve to the north and cross the Satilla River. Then, they pass Pine Forests Memorial Gardens and enter Douglas.
Douglas to Wrightsville
They travel along the eastern edge of Douglas Municipal Airport. Farther to the north is an intersection with SR 135/SR 206 (Bowens Mill Road). At this intersection, SR 206 reaches its eastern terminus, and US 221 departs the concurrency. Farther to the north, they intersect SR 158 (Baker Highway). In the main part of town is an intersection with SR 32. On the northern edge of town is an intersection with SR 206 Conn. (North Connector Road). US 441/SR 31 curve to the northwest and enter Broxton, where SR 268 briefly joins the concurrency. After they leave town, they continue to the northwest and have a short concurrency with SR 107, a few miles south of Jacksonville. At the end of the concurrency, US 319 joins the concurrency. The three highways cross over the Ocmulgee River on the J.H. Millhollin Memorial Bridge, into Telfair County. Then, they curve to the north-northeast. When the concurrency enters Jacksonville, they intersect SR 117. Just before entering McRae, they meet the northern terminus of SR 149 Conn. Then, they enter town and intersect SR 132 on the southern edge of the city limits. Approximately 2,000 feet (610 m) later, US 280/SR 30 join the concurrency. In the central part of town is an intersection with US 23/US 341/SR 27. The five highways curve to the northeast and cross over the Little Ocmulgee River into Wheeler County. On the southeastern edge of Little Ocmulgee State Park, US 319/US 441/SR 31 depart to the north-northwest and skirt along the eastern edge of the park. They cut across a tiny part of Dodge County before entering Laurens County. The concurrent highways have an intersection with SR 46/SR 126. Northeast of Rentz, they have a second intersection with SR 117, which joins the concurrency. They curve to the north-northeast, pass Oconee Fall Line Technical College, and enter Dublin. Immediately is an interchange with I-16 (Jim Gillis Historic Savannah Parkway) and pass the Dublin–Laurens County Recreation Center. At the southern terminus of US 441 Byp., SR 117 departs the concurrency. At Joiner Street is the northern terminus of SR 257. In the central part of town, at an intersection with Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, the three highways turn to the left onto South Monroe Street. Then, they intersect US 80/SR 19/SR 26 (Bellevue Avenue). At this intersection, the two concurrencies merge to the northeast. At Jefferson Street, US 441 departs to the north-northwest, concurrent with SR 29, which joins the concurrency. Also, SR 19 leaves the concurrency The five highways cross over the Oconee River on the Herschel Lovett Bridge, into East Dublin. In the city, US 319/SR 31 depart to the northeast. They travel through rural areas of the county, have a short section along the Laurens–Johnson county line, and enter Johnson County proper. The concurrency enters Wrightsville and curve to the east to an intersection with SR 15/SR 57/SR 78 (Marcus Street). At this intersection, SR 31 reaches its northern terminus, while US 319 continues to the east, concurrent with SR 78.
The following segments of SR 31 are included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility:
- From just north of I-75, south of Valdosta, to the north end of the US 41/SR 7 concurrency in the northeast part of Valdosta
- All of SR 31 that is concurrent with US 441, from just south-southwest of Pearson to Dublin
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|Lowndes||||0.0||0.0||SR 145 south (Northeast Colin Kelly Highway) – Madison||Southern terminus at the Florida state line|
|Clyattville||4.5||7.2||SR 376 east (Clyattville–Lake Park Road) to I‑75 south – Lake Park||Western terminus of SR 376|
|||8.8||14.2||I‑75 (SR 401) – Valdosta, Macon, Lake City||I-75 exit 11|
|||12.6||20.3||US 41 south / SR 7 south / US 41 Bus. north / SR 7 Bus. north – Valdosta, Lake Park||South end of US 41/SR 7 concurrency; southern terminus of US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus.|
|||13.9||22.4||SR 94 east (New Statenville Highway) – Valdosta, Statenville||Western terminus of SR 94|
|Valdosta||16.6||26.7||US 84 / SR 38 / US 221 south (East Hill Avenue) – Quitman||South end of US 221 concurrency|
|18.5||29.8||US 41 north / SR 7 north (Perimeter Road) to I‑75 north / Lakeland Highway – Valdosta||North end of US 41/SR 7 concurrency|
|Lanier||||32.9||52.9||SR 31 Conn. east (Murray Boulevard)||Western terminus of SR 31 Conn.|
|Lakeland||33.5||53.9||SR 135 south (South Mills Street) – Naylor||South end of SR 135 concurrency|
|34.1||54.9||US 129 north / SR 11 north / SR 37 west / SR 122 west (West Main Street) – Ray City, Nashville, Adel, Moultrie, Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge||South end of US 129/SR 11/SR 37 and SR 122 concurrencies|
|34.1||54.9||SR 135 north (North Carter Street) – Willacoochee||North end of SR 135 concurrency|
|34.3||55.2||SR 135 Byp. south (South Oak Street)||South end of SR 135 Byp. concurrency|
|34.4||55.4||SR 11 Byp. north / SR 135 Byp. north (North College Street)||North end of SR 135 Byp. concurrency; southern terminus of SR 11 Byp.|
|||36.7||59.1||US 129 south / SR 11 south / SR 37 east – Homerville, Stockton, Statenville||North end of US 129/SR 11/SR 37 concurrency|
|||37.7||60.7||SR 122 east – Cogdell, Waycross||North end of SR 122 concurrency|
|||44.1||71.0||SR 168 – Nashville, Homerville|
||No major junctions|
|Atkinson||||49.6||79.8||SR 64 west – Ray City||South end of SR 64 concurrency|
|||55.4||89.2||US 441 south / SR 89 south – Homerville||Northern terminus of SR 89; south end of US 441 concurrency|
|Pearson||57.3||92.2||US 82 / SR 64 east / SR 520 (Albany Avenue) – Tifton, Waycross||North end of SR 64 concurrency|
US 221 north / SR 135 / SR 206 west / SR 32 Truck / SR 158 Truck (Bowen Mill Road) – Willacoochee, Fitzgerald, Hazlehurst, General Coffee State Park
|North end of US 221 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 206|
|71.6||115.2||SR 158 (Baker Highway) – Lax, Waycross, Wiregrass Georgia Tech|
|72.1||116.0||SR 32 east (Ashley Street) – Nicholls, Alma, General Coffee State Park||Eastbound lanes of SR 32 on one-way pairs|
|72.15||116.11||SR 32 west (Ward Street) – Ocilla||Westbound lanes of SR 32 on one-way pairs|
SR 206 Conn. / SR 32 Truck (North Connector Road) to SR 206 / US 221
|Truck route to US 221 north/SR 135/SR 158|
|Broxton||80.9||130.2||SR 268 east (Ocmulgee Street East) – Hazlehurst||South end of SR 268 concurrency|
|81.3||130.8||SR 268 west – Ambrose||North end of SR 268 concurrency|
|||91.5||147.3||SR 107 east||South end of SR 107 concurrency|
|||92.8||149.3||US 319 south / SR 107 west||North end of SR 107 concurrency; south end of US 319 concurrency|
|Ocmulgee River||93.9||151.1||J.H. Millhollin Memorial Bridge|
|Telfair||Jacksonville||95.4||153.5||SR 117 – Rhine, Lumber City|
|||111.8||179.9||SR 149 Conn. south||Northern terminus of SR 149 Conn.|
|McRae||112.4||180.9||SR 132 south||Northern terminus of SR 132|
|112.7||181.4||US 280 west / SR 30 west||South end of US 280/SR 30 concurrency|
|114.1||183.6||US 23 south / US 341 south / SR 27 south (Oak Street)||Southbound lanes of US 23/US 341/SR 27 on one-way pairs|
|114.2||183.8||US 23 north / US 341 north / SR 27 north (Railroad Street)||Northbound lanes of US 23/US 341/SR 27 on one-way pairs|
|Little Ocmulgee River||115.4||185.7||Unnamed bridge over the Little Ocmulgee River, marking the Telfair–Wheeler county line|
|Wheeler||||115.7||186.2||US 280 east / SR 30 east||North end of US 280/SR 30 concurrency|
||No major junctions|
|Laurens||||127.7||205.5||SR 46 / SR 126 – Eastman, Cadwell, Soperton, Alamo|
|||140.1||225.5||SR 117 south – Rentz||South end of SR 117 concurrency|
|Dublin||144.3||232.2||I‑16 (SR 404 / Jim Gillis Historic Savannah Parkway) – Macon, Savannah||I-16 exit 51|
|145.3||233.8||US 441 Byp. north / SR 117 north||North end of SR 117 concurrency; southern terminus of US 441 Byp.|
|147.6||237.5||SR 257 south (Joiner Street) – Dexter||Northern terminus of SR 257|
|148.4||238.8||US 80 west / SR 19 west / SR 26 west (Bellevue Avenue)||South end of US 80/SR 19/SR 26 concurrency|
|148.6||239.1||US 441 north / SR 29 north / SR 19 south (Jefferson Street)||North end of US 441 and SR 19 concurrencies; south end of SR 29 concurrency|
|149.3||240.3||Herschel Lovett Bridge over the Oconee River|
|East Dublin||150.7||242.5||US 80 east / SR 26 east / SR 29 south||North end of US 80/SR 26 and SR 29 concurrencies|
||No major junctions|
|Johnson||Wrightsville||166.9||268.6||US 319 north / SR 15 / SR 57 / SR 78 (Marcus Street) – Wadley, Sandersville, Swainsboro, Adrian||Northern terminus; north end of US 319 concurrency|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Lakeland connector route
|Location:||South of Lakeland|
|Length:||0.4 mi (0.6 km)|
State Route 31 Connector (SR 31 Conn.) is a 0.4-mile-long (0.64 km) connector route that exists entirely within the southeastern part of Lanier County. It is located just south of Lakeland and is known as Murray Boulevard for its entire length.
The entire route is in Lanier County.
|||0.0||0.0||US 221 / SR 31 (Lakeland Highway) – Valdosta, Lakeland||Western terminus|
|||0.4||0.64||SR 135 (College Street) – Naylor, Lakeland||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Google (August 20, 2013). "Overview map of SR 31 (Florida to Douglas)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
Google (August 20, 2013). "Overview map of SR 31 (Douglas to East Dublin)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
Google (August 20, 2013). "Overview map of SR 31 (East Dublin to Wrightsville)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
- National Highway System: Valdosta, GA (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. March 25, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
- National Highway System: Georgia (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. March 25, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
- Google (August 18, 2013). "Overview map of SR 31 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 18, 2013.