Georgia State Route 7

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State Route 7 marker

State Route 7
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 216.0 mi[2] (347.6 km)
Existed: 1919[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 41 / SR 25 at the Florida state line southeast of Lake Park
 
North end: US 19 / US 41 / SR 3 / US 19 Bus. / US 41 Bus. / SR 155 south of Griffin
Location
Counties: Echols, Lowndes, Cook, Tift, Turner, Crisp, Dooly, Houston, Peach, Crawford, Monroe, Lamar, Pike, Spalding
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 6 SR 8

State Route 7 (SR 7) is a 216.0-mile-long (347.6 km) state highway that travels in a southeast-to-northwest orientation through portions of Lowndes, Cook, Tift, Turner, Crisp, Dooly, Houston, Peach, Crawford, Monroe, Lamar, Pike, and Spalding counties in the southern and central parts of the U.S. state of Georgia. The highway connects the Florida state line southeast of Lake Park to the Griffin area, via Valdosta, Tifton, Cordele, Perry, and Barnesville. The highway is concurrent with either US 41 or US 341 for its entire length, and closely parallels I-75 for much of its length.

SR 7 was established at least as early as 1919 along nearly the same path it travels today.[1] US 41/SR 7 was designated on a concurrency with I-75 northwest of Valdosta to Hahira in 1982.[3][4] US 41/SR 7 were re-routed onto an eastern bypass of Valdosta in 2006.[5][6]

Route description[edit]

Echols and Lowndes counties[edit]

Intersection of US 41/US 221/SR 7/SR 31 with US 84/SR 38 on the east side of Valdosta.

SR 7 begins at the Florida state line, southeast of Lake Park. Here, the roadway continues as US 41/State Road 25 (Plum Street). US 41/SR 7 travels to the northwest, within Echols County, paralleling a Norfolk Southern Railway. Less than 1 mile (1.6 km) later, they enter Lowndes County. The two highways enter Lake Park, where they have a concurrency with SR 376. During the concurrency, the three highways travel north of Clayton Lake and the Francis Lake Golf Course. After the concurrency ends, US 41/SR 7 travels northeast of Horselot Lake and to the east of the Twin Lakes. After traveling through Dasher, they have an intersection with the southern terminus of US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus. (South Patterson Street). This intersection also marks the southern end of a concurrency with SR 31. US 41/SR 7/SR 31 travels to the north-northeast on Inner Perimeter Road on what is essentially a bypass of the main part of Valdosta. They intersect SR 94 (New Statenville Highway). They curve to a northerly direction and enter the eastern part of the city. After curving to the north-northwest, they intersect US 84/US 221/SR 38 (East Hill Avenue). Here, US 221 joins the concurrency. The four highways travel to the north-northwest and curve to the northwest just before reaching East Park Avenue. Here, US 221/SR 31 departs the concurrency. US 41/SR 7 curves to the west and intersects SR 125 (Bemiss Road). Just northwest of Five Points Shopping Center, they intersect the northern terminus of US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus. (North Ashley Street). The two highways travel between Valdosta Country Club and Langdale Park. On the northern edge of the park, they cross over the Withlacoochee River. They curve to the west-southwest to an interchange with Interstate 75 (I-75), with which they begin a concurrency to the north-northwest. I-75/US 41/SR 7 passes by Stone Creek Golf Club. The three highways enter Hahira, where they have an interchange with SR 122. At this interchange, US 41/SR 7 departs from I-75 and travel concurrent with SR 122 into the main part of town and depart by turning north-northwest onto Church Street. Then, the concurrency enters Cook County.[2]

Cook, Tift, and Turner counties[edit]

US 41/SR 7 travels through the town of Cecil and then enters Adel. There, they intersect SR 37/SR 76 (4th Street). Immediately after leaving the city, they travel through Sparks. After Lenox, the two highways enter Tift County. On the southwestern edge of Henry Tift Myers Airport, they begin a concurrency with SR 125. The three highways travel along the southeastern edge of Unionville, before entering Unionville proper for less than 1,500 feet (460 m). When they leave Unionville, they immediately enter Tifton. In the main part of town, they intersect US 82/US 319/SR 35/SR 520 (5th Street). Just to the west-northwest of Fulwood Park, SR 125 splits off to the east-southeast, while US 41/SR 7 continues to the west-northwest and curve to the north-northwest to an interchange with I-75. After traveling through Chula, and passing southwest of the Golf Club of South Georgia, they enter Turner County. In Sycamore, they intersect SR 32 (Jefferson Davis Highway), which joins the concurrency. The three highways pass Turner County Airport to its west and enter Ashburn. In the main part of town, they intersect SR 112. At this intersection, SR 32 departs the concurrency to the southwest. About three blocks later, US 41/SR 7 intersects the southern terminus of SR 159 (North Street). After traveling through rural areas of the county, they enter Crisp County.[2]

Crisp, Dooly, and Houston counties[edit]

After traveling through Arabi, US 41/SR 7 continues toward Cordele. They intersect SR 33 Conn. (Rockhouse Road East). After intersecting the northern terminus of SR 33, they intersect SR 300 (Georgia–Florida Parkway). The two highways then enter Cordele, where they intersect US 280/SR 30/SR 90 (16th Avenue). At this intersection, SR 90 joins the concurrency. After traveling on the west side of both Crisp Regional Hospital and the Crisp County-Cordele Airport, the three highways leave the city to the north and enter Dooly County. They enter Vienna, where they intersect SR 27 (Union Street). At this intersection, SR 90 departs the concurrency to the west-northwest, while US 41/SR 7 continues to the north. Just before leaving the city, they pass Vienna City Cemetery. They travel through Pinehurst and enter Unadilla. There, they have another interchange with I-75 in the southwestern part of the city. In downtown, they have a one-block concurrency with SR 230. Then, they enter Houston County. Approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km) northwest of the county line, the two highways cross under, but don't have an interchange with, I-75. In Henderson, they intersect SR 26. After traveling on the west side of the Flat Creek Public Fishing Area, they enter Perry. In the city, they intersect Perry Parkway. Then, they curve along the western side of I-75 for approximately 1,000 feet (300 m), where they curve slightly to the northwest and intersect SR 127/SR 224 (Marshallville Road). The four highways travel to the east and immediately have an interchange with I-75. They curve to the southeast on Golden Isles Parkway, before US 41/SR 7/SR 127 departs to the northeast on General Courtney Hodges Boulevard. This is at an intersection with the northern terminus of SR 7 Spur, which is a former section of US 41/SR 7. The three highways travel to the southeast of Creekwood Park and just north of Evergreen Cemetery. After rounding a slight curve, they intersect US 341/SR 11 Bus. At this intersection, US 341/SR 7 travels to the north-northwest, while US 41/SR 11 Bus./SR 127 continues to the east-northeast. US 341/SR 7 gradually takes more of a northwesterly routing and have an interchange with I-75. They curve to the west-northwest and intersect US 341 Byp./SR 11 Conn. (Perry Parkway) and leave the city. Approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) later, they enter Peach County.[2]

Peach, Crawford, and Monroe counties[edit]

US 341/SR 7 travels to the northwest through rural parts of the county and enter Fort Valley. In the main part of the city, they turn to the northeast and intersect the western terminus of SR 7 Conn. (East Church Street). They curve to a due-north routing and intersect SR 96, which joins the concurrency. Approximately 500 feet (150 m) later, they begin a curve to the west and intersect SR 49 (North Camellia Boulevard). Immediately afterward, US 341/SR 7 turns back to the north, while SR 96 travels to the west. The concurrent routes curve to the north-northwest, then to the west, and to the northwest before intersecting SR 49 Conn. (Fall Line Freeway). Approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) later, they enter Crawford County. After traveling through rural portions of the county, the concurrency curves to a nearly due-north routing and enters Roberta. In town, they intersect the northern terminus of SR 128 (West Agency Street). Two blocks later, they intersect US 80/SR 22/SR 42 (Crusselle Street). At this intersection, SR 42 joins the concurrency. The three highways curve to the northwest into Musella, where SR 42 departs the concurrency. US 341/SR 7 continues on a nearly northwestern routing and enters Monroe County. They cut through the northeastern corner of Culloden. Just north-northeast of town, they curve to the north-northeast and intersect SR 74. Southwest of Strouds, they intersect the southern terminus of SR 83. The two highways curve back to the northwest and enter Lamar County.[2]

Lamar, Pike, and Spalding counties[edit]

US 341/SR 7 travels along the western edge of Deer Trail Country Club and continue to the north-northwest. Just southeast of Barnesville, they intersect with US 41/SR 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway). At this intersection, US 341 reaches its northern terminus, and US 41/SR 7/SR 18 travels concurrent to the northwest. Almost immediately, they enter the city limits of Barnesville. At Thomaston Street, SR 36 joins the concurrency. The four highways cross over a Norfolk Southern Railway line and curve to the north-northeast. SR 18 departs the concurrency on Burnette Road. The concurrency crosses over another Norfolk Southern Railway line and curve to the north-northwest. They have an incomplete interchange with Aldora, Zebulon, and Elm Streets. The exit is only available for the southbound lanes and is only marked as leading to Aldora. Just northwest of Barnesville, SR 36 departs the concurrency. US 41/SR 7 curves to the northwest and crosses over a Norfolk Southern Railway before crossing the northeastern corner of Pike County. Approximately 3,000 feet (910 m) after entering Spalding County, they intersect US 19/SR 3 south of Griffin. This intersection is the northern terminus of SR 7; it also marks the southern terminus of US 19 Bus./US 41 Bus./SR 155 (Zebulon Road).[2]

National Highway System[edit]

The only section of SR 7 that is part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility, is from the south end of its concurrency with SR 31 southeast of Valdosta to the north end of its concurrency with I-75 in Hahira[7][8]

History[edit]

1920s[edit]

SR 7 was established at least as early as 1919 on what is essentially its current path from the Florida state line southwest of Statenville to Griffin.[1] Between the end of 1921 and the end of 1926, US 41 was designated on SR 7 between the Florida state line and Perry; it was also designated on the Barnesville–Griffin segment. Five segments of SR 7 had a "completed hard surface": north-northwest of Valdosta, north-northwest of Adel, from the Cook–Tift county line to a point south-southeast of Tifton, north-northwest of Tifton, and the Barnesville–Griffin segment. Three segments had a "completed semi hard surface": from Florida to Valdosta, from north-northwest of Valdosta to Adel, and the Crisp County portion of the Cordele–Vienna segment. Two segments had a "sand clay or top soil" surface: from the Crisp–Dooly county line to the approximate location of Pinehurst and the entire Monroe County portion. Two segments were under construction: a portion in the south-southeast part of Tifton and from the approximate location of Arabi to Cordele.[9][10] By the end of 1929, two segments had a completed hard surface: from Florida to Perry and a portion in the southeast part of Fort Valley. A very small portion from just south of the Crawford–Monroe county line had a sand clay or top soil surface.[10][11]

1930s[edit]

In the second half of 1930, two segments had a sand clay or top soil surface: from Fort Valley to northwest of the Peach–Crawford county line and from just south of the Crawford–Monroe county line to the Monroe–Lamar county line. Two segments were under construction: from the Florida state line to just northwest of the Echols–Lowndes county line and the Peach County portion of the Perry–Fort Valley segment.[12][13] By the end of 1931, all of the highway from the Florida state line to just northwest of the Peach–Crawford county line, as well as the entire Monroe County segment had a completed hard surface.[13][14] In February 1932, the entire Crawford County portion had a sand clay or top soil surface.[15][16] By the middle of 1933, both the Crawford and Lamar county portions of the Roberta–Barnesville segment were under construction.[17][18] In May, the Lamar county portion had completed grading, but was not surfaced.[18][19] By the end of 1935, nearly the entire Crawford County portion had a completed hard surface.[20][21] In the first half of 1936, the Roberta–Griffin segment was also completed.[21][22] In the second quarter of 1937, the entire highway was completed.[23][24] By October, US 41's path from Perry to Barnesville, via Macon, was shifted west onto SR 7.[24][25] By the end of the year, US 41 was reverted to its former path.[25][26] Between February 1948 and April 1949, US 341 was designated on the Perry–Barnesville segment of SR 7.[27][28]

1960s to 2000s[edit]

Between June 1963 and the end of 1965, SR 333 was proposed to be extended on a path that functioned like a bypass. This extension was planned to extend south from the western part of Griffin, then south and southeast to US 41/SR 7 at Milner, then south-southeast and south-southwest to Aldora, and finally east-southeast to just south of Barnesville.[29][30] In 1967, US 341/SR 7 in the Barnesville area was shifted southwest onto the southern part of this planned extension's path, along with SR 333. The former path of SR 7 northwest of Barnesville, on US 41, was redesignated as SR 7 Conn., while the rest of it was under construction.[31][32] The next year, SR 333 was extended on its planned path through Milner to US 19/SR 3 south-southwest of Griffin.[32][33] In 1969, SR 333 was extended on US 19/US 41 to the southern part of Griffin. SR 7 was extended northwest to US 19/US 41/SR 3/SR 333, at the southern terminus of US 19 Bus./US 41 Bus.[33][34] In 1970, SR 333 was truncated out of the Griffin area. SR 7 was extended on US 19/US 41 from south-southwest of Griffin to northwest of Lovejoy.[34][35] In 1981, SR 7 between a point north-northwest of Valdosta to Hahira was shifted west onto I-75 and SR 122, replacing SR 7 Conn.[36][3] The next year, US 41 was also shifted westward on this same path.[3][4] In 1986, the northern terminus was reverted to its current point.[37][38] In 2006, US 41/SR 7 was shifted out of downtown Valdosta, onto Inner Perimeter Road. The former path was redesignated as US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus.[5][6] The next year, US 41/SR 18 in the eastern part of Barnesville was rerouted on an eastern bypass of the city, which truncated US 341/SR 7 to the current northern terminus.[6][39]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Florida state line 0.0 0.0 Southern terminus; southern end of US 41 concurrency; roadway continues as US 41.svgFlorida 25.svg US 41 south/SR 25 south – Jennings.
Echols
No major junctions
Lowndes Lake Park 5.5 8.9 SR 376 east (North East Street) – Statenville South end of SR 376 concurrency
6.8 10.9 SR 376 west (Lakes Boulevard) – Clyattville North end of SR 376 concurrency
15.1 24.3 US 41 Bus. north / SR 7 Bus. north (South Patterson Street) Southern terminus of US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus.
15.2 24.5 SR 31 south (Inner Perimeter Road) – Clyattville South end of SR 31 concurrency
16.4 26.4 SR 94 (New Statenville Highway) – Valdosta, Statenville
Valdosta 19.1 30.7 US 84 / US 221 south / SR 38 (East Hill Avenue) South end of US 221 concurrency
21.0 33.8 US 221 north / SR 31 north (East Park Avenue) North end of US 221 & SR 31 concurrencies
23.3 37.5 SR 125 (Bemiss Road) – Ray City
24.8 39.9 US 41 Bus. south / SR 7 Bus. south (North Valdosta Road) Northern terminus of US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus.
29.0 46.7 I‑75 south (SR 401) – Lake City I-75 exit 22; south end of I-75 concurrency
Hahira 35.6 57.3 I‑75 north (SR 401) – Macon I-75 exit 29; north end of I-75 concurrency
35.8 57.6 SR 122 west – Barney South end of SR 122 concurrency
36.7 59.1 SR 122 east (East Main Street) – Lakeland North end of SR 122 concurrency
Cook Adel 47.4 76.3 SR 37 / SR 76 (East 4th Street) – Moultrie, Barney, Ray City, Nashville
Tift 68.2 109.8 SR 125 south – Nashville South end of SR 125 concurrency
Tifton 70.2 113.0 US 82 / US 319 / SR 35 / SR 520 (East 5th Street) – Sylvester, Moultrie, Willacoochee, Ocilla
71.1 114.4 SR 125 north (East 12th Street) – Fitzgerald North end of SR 125 concurrency
72.6 116.8 I‑75 (SR 401) – Valdosta, Macon I-75 exit 64
Turner Sycamore 87.8 141.3 SR 32 Conn. east to SR 32 Western terminus of SR 32 Conn.
87.9 141.5 SR 32 east (Jefferson Davis Highway) – Ocilla South end of SR 32 concurrency
Ashburn 90.9 146.3 SR 32 west / SR 112 (Washington Avenue) – Leesburg, Sylvester, Rebecca North end of SR 32 concurrency
91.1 146.6 SR 159 north (North Street) – Pitts Southern terminus of SR 159
Crisp 107 172 SR 33 Conn. (Rockhouse Road East)
107.4 172.8 SR 33 south – Sylvester Northern terminus of SR 33
108.3 174.3 SR 300 (Georgia–Florida Parkway) – Albany
Cordele 111.3 179.1 US 280 / SR 30 / SR 90 east (16th Avenue) – Americus, Abbeville, Rebecca South end of SR 90 concurrency
Dooly Vienna 120.6 194.1 SR 27 / SR 90 west (Union Street) – Americus, Oglethorpe, Hawkinsville North end of SR 90 concurrency
Unadilla 132.7 213.6 I‑75 (SR 401) – Valdosta, Macon I-75 exit 121
133.7 215.2 SR 230 west (2nd Street) – Byromville South end of SR 230 concurrency
133.8 215.3 SR 230 east (Borum Street) – Hawkinsville North end of SR 230 concurrency
Houston Henderson 140.3 225.8 SR 26 – Oglethorpe, Hawkinsville
Perry 148.1 238.3 SR 127 west (Marshallville Road) / SR 224 west – Marshallville, Montezuma South end of SR 127 & SR 224 concurrencies
148.4 238.8 SR 224 east (Golden Isles Parkway) – Hawkinsville North end of SR 224 concurrency
149.8 241.1 US 41 north / SR 11 Bus. / SR 127 north (Commerce Street) / US 341 south (Ball Street)
SR 7 Conn. south (General Courtney Hodges Boulevard) – Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter
North end of US 41 & SR 127 concurrencies; south end of US 341 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 7 Conn.
150.8 242.7 I‑75 (SR 401) – Valdosta, Macon I-75 exit 136
152.6 245.6 US 341 Byp. south / SR 11 Conn. south Northern terminus of US 341 Byp./SR 11 Conn.
Peach Fort Valley 161.7 260.2 SR 7 Conn. east (East Church Street) Western terminus of SR 7 Conn.
161.9 260.6 SR 96 east – Warner Robins South end of SR 96 concurrency
162.0 260.7 SR 49 (North Camellia Boulevard) – Marshallville, Byron
162.0 260.7 SR 96 west (Vineville Street) – Reynolds North end of SR 96 concurrency
164.2 264.3 SR 49 Conn. (Fall Line Freeway) – Reynolds, Byron
Crawford Roberta 176.4 283.9 SR 128 south (West Agency Street) – Reynolds Northern terminus of SR 128
176.6 284.2 US 80 / SR 22 / SR 42 south (Cursselle Street) – Talbotton, Macon, Byron South end of SR 42 concurrency
Musella 182.2 293.2 SR 42 north – Forsyth North end of SR 42 concurrency
Monroe 189.1 304.3 SR 74 – Thomaston, Macon
191.2 307.7 SR 83 north – Forsyth Southern terminus of SR 82
Lamar 201.1 323.6 US 41 south / SR 18 east (Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway) / US 341 south Northern terminus of US 341; north end of US 341 concurrency; south end of US 41 and SR 18 concurrencies
Barnesville 202.4 325.7 SR 36 south – Thomaston South end of SR 36 concurrency
203.1 326.9 SR 18 west (Rose Avenue) – Aldora, Zebulon
203.9 328.1 Aldora Street/Zebulon Street/Elm Street Interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
Pike
No major junctions
Spalding 216.0 347.6 US 19 / US 41 north / SR 3 (Zebulon Road/Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway)
US 19 Bus. north / US 41 Bus. north / SR 155 north (Zebulon Road)
Northern terminus; north end of US 41 concurrency; southern terminus of US 19 Bus./US 41 Bus./SR 155
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes[edit]

Valdosta business loop[edit]

State Route 7 Business
Location: Valdosta
Length: 7.0 mi[40] (11.3 km)
Existed: 2006[5][6]–present
Southern terminus of US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus. southeast of Valdosta

State Route 7 Business (SR 7 Bus.) is a 7.0-mile-long (11.3 km) business route of SR 7 that exists entirely within the west-central part of Lowndes County. Nearly the entire route travels within the city limits of Valdosta. It travels concurrent with US 41 Bus. for its entire length.

US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus. begins just southeast of Valdosta's city limits, at an intersection with US 41/SR 7/SR 31 (Inner Perimeter Road). The business routes travel to the northwest on South Patterson Street and pass just to the southwest of Payton Park. A short distance later, they intersect the western terminus of SR 94 (Griffin Avenue). Just north of Olympic Park, the southbound and northbound lanes split onto one-way pairs. The southbound lanes continue on Patterson Street, and the northbound lanes travel on Ashley Street. They intersect US 84/US 221/SR 38, which also travel on one-way pairs. The southbound lanes intersect the southern terminus of SR 7 Alt. (North Patterson Street). At West Magnolia Street, the two directions travel together again. US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus. travel nearly due north, just to the east of Valdosta State University, between Drexel Park and Vallotton Park. Just past East Park Avenue, they curve to the north-northwest and intersect the southern terminus of SR 125 (Bemiss Road). Slightly more than 400 feet (120 m) later, the two highways pass by South Georgia Medical Center and then Billy Grant Baseball Field. Next to the Five Points Shopping Center, they intersect the northern terminus of SR 7 Alt. (North Patterson Street). Then, they curve to the west-northwest and meet their northern terminus, another intersection with the US 41/SR 7 mainline.[40]

All of SR 7 Bus. is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[8]

In 2006, US 41/SR 7 was shifted out of downtown Valdosta onto Inner Perimeter Road. Their former path was redesignated as US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus.[5][6]

The entire route is in Lowndes County.

Location mi[40] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 41 / SR 7 / SR 31 (Inner Perimeter Road) / US 41 Bus. begins – Lake Park Southern terminus of US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus.; south end of US 41 Bus. concurrency
Valdosta 2.5 4.0 SR 94 (Griffin Avenue) – Statenville Western terminus of SR 94
3.3 5.3 US 84 east / US 221 north / SR 38 east (Hill Avenue) – Stockton Eastbound lanes of US 84/US 221/SR 38 on one-way pairs
3.4 5.5 US 84 west / US 221 south / SR 38 west (Central Avenue) – Quitman Westbound lanes of US 84/US 221/SR 38 on one-way pairs
3.6 5.8 SR 7 Alt. north (North Patterson Street) Southern terminus of SR 7 Alt.; no access from northbound US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus. to SR 7 Alt. or vice versa
5.2 8.4 SR 125 north (Bemiss Road) – Moody Air Force Base Southern terminus of SR 125
6.6 10.6 SR 7 Alt. south (North Patterson Street) Northern terminus of SR 7 Alt.; no access from northbound US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus. to SR 7 Alt. or vice versa
7.0 11.3 US 41 / SR 7 (Inner Perimeter Road/North Valdosta Road) / US 41 Bus. ends – Lake Park Northern terminus of US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus.; north end of US 41 Bus. concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Valdosta alternate route[edit]

State Route 7 Alternate
Location: Valdosta
Length: 2.8 mi[41] (4.5 km)
Existed: 1982[3][4]–present
Southern terminus of SR 7 Alt. at North Patterson Street and West Magnolia Street
Northern terminus of SR 7 Alt. at North Patterson Street and Smithbriar Drive

State Route 7 Alternate (SR 7 Alt.) is a 2.8-mile-long (4.5 km) alternate route of SR 7 that exists entirely within the west-central part of Lowndes County and travels completely within the city limits of Valdosta.

SR 7 Alt. begins at an intersection with the southbound lanes of I-75 Bus./US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus. in downtown Valdosta. It travels to the north-northwest and enters Valdosta State University. Within the university, the highway curves to a more due-north orientation and passes just to the west of Drexel Park. At East Park Avenue, the highway begins to travel due north. It then passes west of the South Georgia Medical Center. It curves to the north-northwest and travels to the east of McKey Park and Valdosta Middle School. Next to the Five Points Shopping Center, it meets its northern terminus, a second intersection with the southbound lanes of US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus. There is an "end" sign at the corner of North Patterson Street and Smithbriar Drive (due to the roadway north of there being southbound only). Traffic on SR 7 Alt. heading to US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus. is required to turn right onto Smithbriar Drive for one block.[41]

The roadway that would eventually become SR 7 Alt, was established between the beginning of 1945 and November 1946 as SR 7 Spur. At this time, it extended from what is now US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus. south of its current southern terminus along its current alignment.[42][43] Between June 1960 and June 1963, SR 7 Spur was redesignated as SR 7 Loop.[44][29] In 1982, SR 7 Loop was redesignated as SR 7 Alt.[3][4]

The entire route is in Valdosta, Lowndes County.

mi[41] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 I‑75 Bus. south / US 41 Bus. south / SR 7 Bus. south (North Patterson Street/East Magnolia Street) Southern terminus; no access to northbound US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus. from SR 7 Alt. or vice versa
2.8 4.5 US 41 Bus. south / SR 7 Bus. south Northern terminus; no access to northbound US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus. from SR 7 Alt. or vice versa; traffic must turn right onto Smithbriar Drive (one block farther south) to access northbound US 41 Bus./SR 7 Bus.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Lowndes County connector route[edit]

State Route 7 Connector
Location: Northwest of Valdosta
Length: 1.3 mi[45] (2.1 km)
Existed: 1963[44][29]–1981[36][3]

State Route 7 Connector (SR 7 Conn.) was a 1.3-mile-long (2.1 km) connector route that existed entirely within the west-central part of Lowndes County and traveled northwest of Valdosta. It was established in between June 1960 and June 1963 from US 41/SR 7 north-northwest of Valdosta to Interstate 75 (I-75) northwest of the city.[44][29] In 1981, SR 7 between Valdosta and Hahira was shifted westward onto I-75 and SR 122. This replaced SR 7 Conn.[36][3] The next year, US 41 was also shifted onto this path.[3][4]

The entire route is in Lowndes County.

Location mi[45] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 41 / SR 7 – Valdosta, Hahira Southern terminus
1.3 2.1 I‑75 (SR 401) – Lake City, Macon Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Perry spur route[edit]

State Route 7 Spur
Location: Perry
Length: 0.30 mi[46] (0.48 km)
Existed: 1965[29][30]–present

State Route 7 Spur (SR 7 Spur) is a 0.3-mile-long (0.48 km) spur route that exists entirely within the west-central part of Houston County and travels completely within the city limits of Perry. It is known locally as General Courtney Hodges Boulevard, after Courtney Hodges, the United States Army general that was born in Perry. It was formerly part of the routing of US 41/SR 7 before they were realigned through the city.

SR 7 Spur begins at a point of General Courtney Hodges Boulevard near where US 41/SR 7 formerly crossed over Interstate 75 (I-75) in the southern part of Perry. It travels to the northeast, passing the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce and the Perry Welcome Center, and meets its northern terminus, an intersection with US 41/SR 7/SR 127/SR 224 in the main part of the city.[46]

Between June 1963 and the end of 1965, US 41/SR 7 in the southwestern part of Perry was shifted westward, presumably to give them an interchange with I-75. Part of the former path north-northeast of the Interstate was redesignated as SR 7 Spur.[29][30] In 1966, US 341/SR 11 in the main part of the city was shifted slightly to the southwest. Their former path on Washington Avenue was redesignated as a northern segment of SR 7 Spur. It traveled from US 341/SR 11 (Spring Street) to US 41/US 341/SR 7/SR 11 (Carroll Street).[30][31] In 1970, the southern segment was redesignated as SR 7 Conn.[34][35] Between the beginning of 1975 and the beginning of 1983, SR 11's path through Perry was shifted slightly to the east, replacing what was the northern segment of SR 7 Spur.[47][48] In 1989, SR 7 Conn. was reverted being designated as SR 7 Spur.[49][50]

The entire route is in Perry, Houston County.

mi[2] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 General Courtney Hodges Boulevard – Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter Southern terminus
0.3 0.48 US 41 / SR 7 / SR 127 (Golden Isles Parkway/General Courtney Hodges Boulevard) / SR 224 (Golden Isles Parkway) to I‑75 – Warner Robins, Marshallville, Hawkinsville Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Fort Valley connector route[edit]

State Route 7 Connector
Location: Fort Valley
Length: 0.20 mi[51] (0.32 km)
Existed: 1970[34][35]–present

State Route 7 Connector (SR 7 Conn.) is a 0.2-mile-long (0.32 km) connector route of SR 7 that exists entirely within the west-central part of Peach County and travels completely within the city limits of Fort Valley. It is known locally as East Church Street.

SR 7 Conn. begins at an intersection with US 341/SR 7 (Oakland Heights Parkway) in the central part of Fort Valley. It travels due east to meet its eastern terminus, an intersection with SR 96 in the eastern part of the city.[51]

In 1970, SR 7 Conn. was designated from US 341/SR 7 east of the city to SR 49 northeast of the city.[34][35] In 1986, SR 96 was shifted eastward, truncating the easternmost part of the connector.[37][38]

The entire route is in Fort Valley, Peach County.

mi[51] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 341 / SR 7 (Oakland Heights Parkway) – Perry, Roberta Western terminus
0.2 0.32 SR 96 – Reynolds, Warner Robins Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Barnesville connector route[edit]

State Route 7 Connector
Location: Barnesville
Existed: 1967[31][32]–1985[52][37]

State Route 7 Connector (SR 7 Conn.) was a connector route of SR 7 that existed in the northwestern part of Barnesville. Between June 1963 and the end of 1965, SR 333 was proposed to be extended on a path that functioned like a bypass. This extension was planned to extend south from the western part of Griffin, then south and southeast to US 41/SR 7 at Milner, then south-southeast and south-southwest to Aldora, and finally east-southeast to just south of Barnesville.[29][30] In 1967, US 341/SR 7 in the Barnesville area was shifted southwest onto the southern part of this planned extension's path, along with SR 333. The former path of SR 7 northwest of Barnesville, on US 41, was redesignated as SR 7 Conn., while the rest of it was under construction.[31][32] In 1985, SR 18 in the Barnesville area was rerouted to the northwest, replacing all of SR 7 Conn.[52][37]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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