Georgia State Route 57

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State Route 57 marker

State Route 57
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 178.5 mi[1] (287.3 km)
Major junctions
Northwest end: US 80 / SR 19 just east of Macon
  US 441 / SR 29 in Irwinton
US 221 / SR 171 in Kite
US 80 / SR 26 / SR 56 in Swainsboro
US 1 Bus. / SR 4 Bus.
US 80 / SR 26 / SR 56 in Swainsboro
US 1 / US 1 Bus. / SR 4 / SR 4 Bus. southeast of Swainsboro
I‑16 southeast of Stillmore
US 280 / SR 30 in Reidsville
US 25 / US 301 / SR 73 / SR 144 in Glennville
US 25 / US 301 / SR 23
US 84 / SR 38 in Ludowici
Southeast end: I‑95 / SR 99 west of Eulonia
Location
Counties: Bibb, Jones, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Washington, Johnson, Emanuel, Candler, Tattnall, Long, McIntosh
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 56 SR 58

State Route 57 (SR 57) is a 178.5-mile-long (287.3 km) state highway that runs northwest-to-southeast through portions of Bibb, Jones, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Washington, Johnson, Emanuel, Candler, Tattnall, Long, and McIntosh counties in the central and southeastern parts of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route connects the eastern part of the Macon area to the Eulonia area, via Swainsboro.

Route description[edit]

Northern terminus to Swainsboro[edit]

SR 57 begins at an intersection with US 80/SR 19 (Jeffersonville Road), just east of Macon in Bibb County. SR 57 travels east, through rural areas of the county, before cutting across the southern corner of Jones County and crossing into Twiggs County. In Twiggs County, the route passes through rural areas of the county before entering Wilkinson County. South-southwest of Gordon is an intersection with SR 18 (Gordon Road). To the east-southeast, in Irwinton, is an intersection with US 441/SR 29. It heads east, into Toomsboro, where it intersects SR 112 (Main Street). The road continues to the southeast, in a curving fashion, and crosses over the Oconee River into the southwestern corner of Washington County. Before entering Johnson County, it intersects SR 68 (Balls Ferry Road). It passes through rural areas of Johnson County until it enters Wrightsville. There, it intersects SR 15 (North Marcus Street). The two highways run concurrent to the south. Almost immediately, they intersect US 319/SR 31/SR 78 (Elm Street). At this intersection, SR 31 runs concurrent with US 319 south of the town, while SR 78 runs concurrent north of the town. SR 15/SR 57/SR 78 head south for one block, where SR 57 departs to the east, on East College Street. It curves to the east-southeast and passes through rural areas of the county. Then, it enters the town of Kite, where it intersects US 221/SR 171 (Montgomery Street). After that, it enters Emanuel County. The road heads southeast and meets US 1/SR 4, just before entering Swainsboro. Immediately afterward, it passes the Emanuel County Airport, Watson Lake, and the northeastern-most corner of Swainsboro Golf & Country Club. Approximately 4,000 feet (1,200 m) later, the highway intersects US 80/SR 26 (West Main Street) and SR 56 (Tyson Street). The four highways head concurrent to the northwest. At the intersection with US 1 Business/SR 4 Business (North Main Street), US 80/SR 26/SR 56 continue to the northeast, while US 1 Business/SR 4 Business/SR 57 head southeast and leave the city limits.

Southeast of Swainsboro[edit]

At the intersection with US 1/SR 4 (South Main Street), US 1 Business/SR 4 Business end, and US 1/SR 4/SR 57 head southeast. About 2,000 feet (610 m) later is the northern terminus of SR 297. A short distance later, SR 57 departs to continue its southeasterly routing. In the town of Stillmore, it intersects SR 192 (4th Avenue). Less than 2 miles (3.2 km) later, the route crosses into Candler County. Shortly after the county line, it has an interchange with Interstate 16 (I-16; James L. Gillis Memorial Highway). Just after the interchange, the route passes through the unincorporated community of Aline, before entering Tattnall County. In Cobbtown, it begins a concurrency with SR 23/SR 121. In the central part of town, it meets the eastern terminus of SR 152 (New Cobbtown Road). The concurrency heads south-southeast and curves to the south-southwest into Collins, There they meet SR 292 (Manassas Street). The concurrency heads south and curves to the southeast to enter Reidsville. In town they meet US 280/SR 30 (Brazell Street). The three routes continues to the southeast, until SR 121 splits off to the south, at a point northwest of Hughland. In Lynn is SR 169. In Glennville, SR 144 (Hencart Road) joins the concurrency for a short while. Farther to the east, in the main part of town, is US 25/US 301/SR 73 (Veterans Boulevard). At this intersection, SR 73 meets its southern terminus, SR 144 continues to the east, and US 25/US 301/SR 23/SR 57 head to the south-southwest. Just outside the city limits is the western terminus of SR 196 (Baxter–Durrence Road). The concurrent routes cross over Beards Creek, into Long County. They pass through rural areas of the county and enter Ludowici. There, they intersect US 84/SR 38 (Cypress Street). At this intersection, US 25/US 301/SR 23 turn right to follow US 84/SR 38 west out of town, while SR 57 continues its southeasterly routing. It passes through rural areas of the county, before entering McIntosh County. In Townsend, it intersects the northern terminus of SR 251 (Briardam Road). The route continues to the east for a few mile and curves to the southeast, until it meets its eastern terminus, an interchange with I-95 west of Eulonia. Here, the roadway continues as SR 99.[1]

National Highway System[edit]

The only part of SR 57 that is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility, is approximately 10 miles (16 km) from the route's western terminus at US 80/SR 19 just east of Macon to a point just west of its intersection with SR 18 south-southwest of Gordon.[2][3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Bibb 0.0 0.0 US 80 / SR 19 (Jeffersonville Road) Western terminus
Jones
No major junctions
Twiggs
No major junctions
Wilkinson 12.6 20.3 SR 18 (Gordon Road) – Jeffersonville, Gordon
Irwinton 23.6 38.0 US 441 / SR 29
Toomsboro 30.3 48.8 SR 112 (Main Street) – Allentown, Milledgeville
Oconee River 38.5 62.0 Wilkinson–Washington county line
Washington 40.4 65.0 SR 68 north – Tennille Southern terminus of SR 68
Johnson Wrightsville 53.4 85.9 SR 15 north (North Marcus Street) – Sandersville Western end of SR 15 concurrency
53.5 86.1 US 319 / SR 31 south / SR 78 north (Elm Street) – Dublin, Wadley Northern terminus of SR 31; western end of SR 78 concurrency
53.6 86.3 SR 15 south / SR 78 south (South Marcus Street) Eastern end of SR 15 & SR 78 concurrencies
Kite 66.1 106.4 US 221 / SR 171 (Montgomery Street)
66.7 107.3 Little Ohoopee River
Emanuel 75.8 122.0 US 1 / SR 4
Swainsboro 78.6 126.5 US 80 west / SR 26 west (West Main Street) / SR 56 west (Tyson Street) Western end of US 80/SR 26/SR 56 concurrency
79.3 127.6 US 80 east / SR 26 east / SR 56 east (East Main Street)
US 1 Bus. north / SR 4 Bus. north (North Main Street)
Eastern end of US 80/SR 26/SR 56 concurrency; western end of US 1 Business/SR 4 Business concurrency
80.5 129.6 US 1 north / SR 4 north (South Main Street) / US 1 Bus. north / SR 4 Bus. north Eastern end of US 1 Business/SR 4 Business concurrency; western end of US 1/SR 4 concurrency
83.9 135.0 SR 297 south (Nunez Road) – Nunez Northern terminus of SR 297
85.0 136.8 US 1 south / SR 4 south Eastern end of US 1/SR 4 concurrency
Stillmore 93.1 149.8 SR 192 (East 4th Avenue) – Twin City
Candler 98.5 158.5 SR 46 – Oak Park, Metter
98.6 158.7 I‑16 (James L. Gillis Memorial Highway) – Macon, Savannah I-16, exit 98
Tattnall Cobbtown 105 169 SR 23 north / SR 121 north Western end of SR 23 & SR 121 concurrencies
106 171 SR 152 west (New Cobbtown Road) – Lyons Eastern terminus of SR 152
Collins 113 182 SR 292 (Manassas Street) – Lyons, Claxton
Reidsville 119 192 US 280 / SR 30 (Brazell Street)
123 198 SR 121 south – Surrency Eastern end of SR 121 concurrency
130.8 210.5 SR 169 (Mendes Highway) – Bellville
Glennville 134.2 216.0 SR 144 west (Hencart Road) – Baxley Western end of SR 144 concurrency
134.8 216.9 US 25 north / US 301 north / SR 73 north (South Veterans Boulevard) / SR 144 east (West Barnard Street) Eastern end of SR 144 concurrency; western end of US 25/US 301 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 73
136.6 219.8 SR 196 east (Baxter–Durrence Road) – Hinesville Western terminus of SR 196
Long Ludowici 155.8 250.7 US 25 south / US 301 south / SR 23 south (Cypress Street)
US 84 / SR 38 (Cypress Street)
Eastern end of US 25/US 301 & SR 23 concurrencies
McIntosh Townsend 173.8 279.7 SR 251 south (Briardam Road) – Darien Northern terminus of SR 251
178.5 287.3 I‑95 / SR 99 south Eastern terminus; northern terminus of SR 99; I-95, exit 58
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Swainsboro connector route[edit]

State Route 57 Connector
Location: Swainsboro
Length: 3.0 mi[4] (4.8 km)

State Route 57 Connector (SR 57 Conn.) was a 3.0-mile-long (4.8 km) connector route that functioned more like a bypass route. Its route was nearly completely within the city limits of Swainsboro.

It traveled to the south and west of the main part of Swainsboro, connecting what is now US 1 Bus./SR 4 Bus./SR 57 (South Main Street) with what is now US 80/SR 26/SR 56 (West Main Street) and the SR 57 mainline (Kight Road).[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Google (August 4, 2013). "Route of SR 57 (Western terminus to southeast of Reidsville)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
    Google (August 4, 2013). "Route of SR 57 (Southeast of Reidsville to eastern terminus)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Highway System: Macon, GA" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Google (August 3, 2013). "Overview map of SR 57 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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