Georgia State Route 62

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State Route 62 marker

State Route 62
Route information
Maintained by Georgia Department of Transportation
Length: 62.1 mi[1] (99.9 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 52 at the Alabama state line in Columbia
  US 27 Bus. / SR 1 Bus. / SR 39 in Blakely
US 27 / SR 1 in Blakely
East end: SR 234 in Albany
Location
Counties: Early, Calhoun, Dougherty
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 61 SR 63

State Route 62 (SR 62) is a 62.1-mile-long (99.9 km) state highway in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It connects Columbia, Alabama with Albany.

Route description[edit]

SR 62 begins at the Alabama state line, where the highway continues as Alabama State Route 52 into Columbia. SR 62 travels in a northeasterly direction, through rural areas of Early County, toward Blakely. About 2 miles (3.2 km) after starting, it intersects the northern terminus of SR 370 near Hilton. Just after entering Blakely, SR 62 has an intersection with SR 62 Bypass before going to downtown Blakely. While in downtown, it has an intersection with US 27 Business/SR 1 Business/SR 39 (South Main Street). The four routes head concurrent around the city square. A little farther to the east is the western terminus of SR 200 (Damascus Road). Then, SR 62 intersects US 27/SR 1. It continues to the northeast and has a second intersection with SR 62 Bypass. Just before leaving Blakely, it passes the Early County Airport. It heads east and east-northeast through rural portions of the county. Just before it leaves the county, it enters Arlington. In town, it begins a concurrency with SR 45/SR 216 (Highland Avenue South) and heads north into Calhoun County. Once in the Calhoun County portion of town, SR 62 departs its concurrency with SR 45/SR 216 (Highland Avenue North). The route continues in an east-northeast direction through rural portions of Calhoun County, and enters the town of Leary. In Leary, the route has an intersection with SR 37 (Depot Street). This intersection also marks the southern terminus of SR 55 (Mercer Avenue). SR 37/SR 62 have a very brief concurrency before SR 62 departs to the east. A short distance later, it crosses over Chickasawhatchee Creek into Dougherty County, going through the town of Pretoria, before reaching SR 91. The two highways head concurrent to the northeast and enter Albany. In Albany, they pass the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. Just past the airport, SR 62 splits off to the north for a brief distance before reaching its eastern terminus, an intersection with SR 234.[1]

All of SR 62 is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2][3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Early 0.0 0.0 SR 52 west – Columbia, Dothan Alabama state line (Chattahoochee River bridge)
Hilton 1.9 3.1 SR 370 south (Great Southern Highway) – Saffold, GP Northern terminus of SR 370
Blakely 11.1 17.9 SR 62 Byp. east (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) – Fort Gaines, Cuthbert, Arlington, Kolomoki Mounds State Park Western terminus of SR 62 Bypass
12.6 20.3 US 27 Bus. south / SR 1 Bus. south / SR 39 south (South Main Street) – Colquitt, Donalsonville Western end of US 27 Business / SR 1 Business / SR 39 concurrency
12.8 20.6 US 27 Bus. north / SR 1 Bus. north / SR 39 north – Cuthbert, Fort Gaines traffic circle around Early County Courthouse; eastern end of US 27 Business / SR 1 Business / SR 39 concurrency
13.2 21.2 SR 200 east (Damascus Road) – Damascus, Newton Western terminus of SR 200
13.5 21.7 US 27 / SR 1 to SR 39 north – Bluffton, Colquitt, Kolomoki Mounds State Park
14.7 23.7 SR 62 Byp. west (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) to US 27 – Fort Gaines, Cuthbert, Dothan, AL Eastern terminus of SR 62 Bypass
Arlington 26.6 42.8 SR 45 south / SR 216 south (Highland Avenue) – Newton, Colquitt Western end of SR 45 / SR 216 concurrency
Calhoun
SR 45 Alt. north / SR 45 Truck north / SR 62 Truck east / SR 216 Truck north (Cedar Street)
Southern terminus of SR 45 Alt./SR 45 Truck/SR 216 Truck; western terminus of SR 62 Truck
27.2 43.8 SR 45 north / SR 216 north (SR 216 Truck / Highland Avenue) – Edison, Cuthbert, Morgan, Edison Eastern end of SR 45/SR 216 concurrency; west end of SR 216 Truck concurrency

SR 45 Alt. / SR 45 Truck / SR 62 Truck west / SR 216 Truck south (Mayhaw Avenue)
East end of SR 216 Truck concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 62 Truck
Leary 40.1 64.5 SR 37 west (North Depot Street) / SR 55 north (Mercer Avenue) – Dawson, Morgan Western end of SR 37 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 55
40.3 64.9 SR 37 east (South Depot Street) – Newton Eastern end of SR 37 concurrency
Dougherty 58.3 93.8 SR 91 south (Newton Road) – Newton Western end of SR 91 concurrency
Albany 61.9 99.6 SR 91 north (Newton Road) – Downtown Albany Eastern end of SR 91 concurrency
62.1 99.9 SR 234 (West Oakridge Drive / South Slappey Boulevard) – Albany, Dawson Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes[edit]

Blakely bypass route[edit]

State Route 62 Bypass
Location: Blakely
Length: 4.5 mi[4] (7.2 km)

State Route 62 Bypass (SR 62 Bypass) is a 4.5-mile-long (7.2 km) bypass route that exists entirely within the northern part of the town of Blakely.

It begins at an intersection with the SR 62 mainline (Columbia Road) in the western part of town. It heads north and curves to the east, to an intersection with SR 39. The two routes head concurrent to the east. At an intersection with US 27 Business/SR 1 Business (North Main Street), SR 39 departs the concurrency to the south, while SR 62 Bypass continues to the east. A little farther, it intersects US 27/SR 1. The highway heads northeast and curves to the southeast, until it meets is eastern terminus, a second intersection with the SR 62 mainline in the eastern part of town.[4]

All of SR 62 Bypass is included as 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 Blakely, Early County.

mi[4] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 SR 62 (Columbia Highway) – Columbia Western terminus
2.2 3.5 SR 39 north – Fort Gaines Western end of SR 39 concurrency
2.8 4.5 US 27 Bus. / SR 1 Bus. / SR 39 south (North Main Street) Eastern end of SR 39 concurrency
3.3 5.3 US 27 / SR 1
4.5 7.2 SR 62 (Arlington Highway) – Arlington Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Arlington truck route[edit]


State Route 62 Truck
Location: Arlington
Length: 0.20 mi[5] (0.32 km)

State Route 62 Truck (SR 62 Truck) is a 0.2-mile-long (0.32 km) truck route of SR 62 that exists in the southwestern part of Calhoun County. Its entire length is within the city limits of Arlington. It is entirely concurrent with SR 45 Alt., SR 45 Truck, and SR 216 Truck.

SR 45 Alt. and the three truck routes begin at an intersection with SR 45/SR 62/SR 216 (Highland Avenue) in the central part of Arlington. They travel to the east-northeast on Cedar Street for two blocks. At Mayhaw Avenue, they turn left and travel north-northwest for one block. At an intersection with SR 62 (Pioneer Road), SR 62 Truck ends, SR 216 Truck turns left onto SR 62, and SR 45 Alt. and SR 45 Truck continue along Mayhaw Avenue.

The entire route is in Arlington, Calhoun County.

mi[5] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0
SR 45 / SR 62 / SR 216 (Highland Avenue) / SR 45 Alt. begins / SR 45 Truck begins / SR 216 Truck begins – Blakely, Colquitt
Southern terminus of SR 45 Alt./SR 45 Truck/SR 216 Truck; western terminus of SR 62 Truck; west end of SR 45 Alt./SR 45 Truck/SR 216 Truck concurrency
0.2 0.32
SR 45 Alt. north / SR 45 Truck north (Mayhaw Avenue) / SR 62 / SR 216 Truck north (Pioneer Road) – Leary
Eastern terminus; east end of SR 45 Alt./SR 45 Truck/SR 216 Truck concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Google (July 28, 2013). "Route of SR 62" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Highway System: Albany, GA" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Google (July 30, 2013). "Route of SR 62 Bypass" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Google (February 26, 2017). "Overview map of SR 62 Truck" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 

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