Interstate 75 in Georgia

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This article is about the section of Interstate 75 in Georgia. For the entire route, see Interstate 75. For the current state highway, see Georgia State Route 75.

Interstate 75 marker

Interstate 75
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 355.11 mi[1] (571.49 km)
Major junctions
South end: I‑75 at Florida state line
 
North end: I-75 at Tennessee state line
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 400 SR 401 SR 402

Interstate 75 (I-75) in the U.S. state of Georgia runs north–south along the U.S. Route 41 (US 41) corridor on the western side of the state, passing through the cities of Valdosta, Macon, and Atlanta. It is also designated—but not signed—as State Route 401 (SR 401). In downtown Atlanta, I-75 joins with I-85 as the Downtown Connector.

Route description[edit]

I-75 enters Georgia near Valdosta, and it continues northward through the towns of Tifton and Cordele until it reaches the Macon area, where it intersects with I-16 eastbound towards Savannah. For northbound traffic wishing to avoid potential congestion in Macon, I-475 provides a relatively straight bypass west of that city and I-75's route.

After Macon it passes the small town of Forsyth. The freeway reaches no major junctions again until in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The first metropolitan freeway met is I-675, then followed by the Atlanta "Perimeter" bypass, I-285. It crosses inside the Perimeter and heads northeast several miles towards the Atlanta city center. I-75 then runs concurrently with I-85 due north over the Downtown Connector through the central business district of Atlanta. After the two Interstates split, I-75 makes a beeline northwest, crossing outside the I-285 Perimeter and heading towards the major suburban city of Marietta. This section of I-75 just north of I-285 has 15 through lanes, making it the widest roadway anywhere in the Interstate Highway System.[2] North of Marietta, the final major junction in the Atlanta metropolitan area is the I-575 spur. I-75 then traverses the hilly northern Georgia terrain as it travels towards Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The 180-mile-long (290 km) section of I-75 from I-475 to I-24 in Chattanooga is one of the longest continuous six-lane freeways in the United States (some segments along this corridor have as many as 16 lanes).[citation needed]

Due to recent widening in south Georgia, the only four-lane section of I-75 in Georgia is bypassed by six-lane I-475; along this route there are at least six lanes from Florida's Turnpike in Wildwood, Florida to I-24 in Chattanooga.

I-75 co-signed with I-85 in downtown Atlanta

History[edit]

In 1998, the portion of I-75 that runs from the Chattahoochee River northward to the Tennessee state line was named the Larry McDonald Memorial Highway. Larry McDonald, a conservative Democratic representative to Congress was aboard Korean Air Lines Flight 007 when it was shot down by the Soviets on September 1, 1983. He was the only sitting Congressman to be reportedly killed by the Soviets during the Cold War.

Until 2000, the state of Georgia used the sequential interchange numbering system on all of its Interstate Highways. The first exit on each highway would begin with the number "1" and increase numerically with each exit. In 2000, the Georgia Department of Transportation switched to a mileage-based exit system, in which the exit number corresponded to the nearest milepost.[3]

In March 2007, I-75 in Atlanta (the HOV ramp serving Northside Drive) was the site of the Bluffton University bus crash.

Exit list[edit]

County Location mi[4] km Old exit New exit Destinations Notes
Florida–Georgia state line 0.00 0.00 I‑75 continues into Florida
Lowndes   1.55 2.49 1 2 Bellville, Lake Park
Lake Park 4.78 7.69 2 5 SR 376 (Lakes Boulevard) – Lake Park
  10.60 17.06 3 11 SR 31 – Clyattville, Valdosta, Madison, Florida
  12.81 20.62 4 13 Old Clyattville Road – Valdosta
Valdosta 15.93 25.64 5 16 US 84 / US 221 / SR 94 – Valdosta, Quitman
17.95 28.89 6 18 SR 133 – Valdosta, Moultrie
  21.74 34.99 7 22 US 41 south (North Valdosta Road) – Moody Air Force Base Southern end of US 41 concurrency
Hahira 28.71 46.20 8 29 US 41 north / SR 122 – Hahira, Barney, Lakeland Northern end of US 41 concurrency
Cook Cecil 32.43 52.19 9 32 Old Coffee Road – Cecil
Adel 37.50 60.35 10 37 Adel
38.92 62.64 11 39 SR 37 – Adel, Moultrie, Nashville
Sparks 41.46 66.72 12 41 Rountree Bridge Road – Sparks
  44.92 72.29 13 45 Barneyville Road
Lenox 48.71 78.39 14 49 Kinard Bridge Road – Lenox
Tift   55.00 88.51 15 55 Eldorado, Omega
  59.09 95.10 16 59 I‑75 Bus. (Southwell Boulevard) – Tifton
  60.34 97.11 17 60 South Central Avenue
Tifton 61.30 98.65 18 61 Omega Road
61.94 99.68 19 62 US 82 / SR 520 to US 319 – Tifton, Sylvester
62.49 100.57 20 63A 2nd Street
62.88 101.20 21 63B 8th Street
64.10 103.16 22 64 US 41 – Tifton
  66.08 106.35 23 66 Brighton Road
  69.35 111.61 24 69 Chula Brookfield Road
  70.95 114.18 25 71 Willis Still Road – Sunsweet
Turner   75.24 121.09 26 75 SR 232 (Inaha Road)
  78.52 126.37 27 78 SR 32 – Sycamore, Ocilla
  79.78 128.39 28 80 Bussey Road – Sycamore
Ashburn 82.15 132.21 29 82 SR 107 / SR 112 – Ashburn, Fitzgerald
  84.04 135.25 30 84 SR 159 – Ashburn, Amboy
Crisp Arabi 91.96 148.00 31 92 Arabi
  97.08 156.24 32 97 SR 33 Conn. – Wenona, Sylvester
Cordele 99.09 159.47 33 99 SR 300 (Georgia–Florida Parkway)
100.86 162.32 34 101 US 280 (16th Avenue East) / SR 30 / SR 90 – Cordele, Abbeville
101.91 164.01 35 102 SR 257 (8th Avenue East) – Cordele, Hawkinsville
  103.98 167.34 36 104 Farmers Market Road
Dooly   109.68 176.51 37 109 SR 215 (East Union Street) – Vienna, Pitts
  112.22 180.60 38 112 SR 27
  117.02 188.33 39 117 Pinehurst
Unadilla 120.96 194.67 40 121 US 41 – Unadilla
121.94 196.24 41 122 SR 230 – Unadilla, Byromville
Houston   42 127 SR 26 – Montezuma, Hawkinsville
Perry 43 134 South Perry Parkway
44 135 US 41 / SR 127 / SR 224 (Larry Walker Highway) – Perry
45 136 US 341 / SR 7 – Perry, Fort Valley
46 138 Perry Parkway, Thompson Road
Peach   47 142 SR 96 (Housers Mill Road)
  144 Richard B. Russell Parkway
  48 146 SR 247 Conn. – Centerville, Warner Robins
Byron 49 149 SR 49 – Byron, Fort Valley
Crawford
No major junctions
Bibb   153 Sardis Church Road
  50 155 Hartley Bridge Road Collector–distributor lanes on southbound exit and northbound entrance
  51 156 I‑475 north to I‑75 – Atlanta Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Macon 52 160A US 41 / SR 247 (Pio Nono Avenue) Signed as exit 160 northbound
53 160B Rocky Creek Road Northbound exit is via exit 160
54 162 US 80 / SR 22 (Eisenhower Parkway)
55 163 SR 74 west (Mercer University Drive) / Little Richard Penniman Boulevard
56 164
US 41 Bus. / SR 19 (Forsyth Street) / Hardman Avenue – Downtown Macon
57 165 I‑16 east – Savannah Exit 0 on I-16
58 167 SR 247 (Pierce Avenue)
59 169 To US 23 / Arkwright Road / Riverside Drive
  60 171 US 23 / SR 87 / Riverside Drive
  61 172 Bass Road
Monroe   62 175 Pate Road – Bolingbroke Northbound exit and southbound entrance
  63 177 I‑475 south – Valdosta Southbound exit and northbound entrance
  64 181 Rumble Road – Smarr
  65 185 SR 18 – Forsyth, Gray
Forsyth 66 186 Tift College Drive
67 187 SR 83 – Forsyth, Monticello
68 188 SR 42 – Forsyth
  69 193 Johnstonville Road
  70 198 High Falls Road
Lamar
No major junctions
Butts   71 201 SR 36 – Jackson, Barnesville
  72 205 SR 16 – Griffin, Jackson
Spalding
No major junctions
Henry Locust Grove 73 212 Bill Gardner Parkway – Jenkinsburg, Locust Grove, Hampton, Jackson
  74 216 SR 155 – McDonough
  75 218 SR 20 / SR 81 – McDonough, Hampton
  76 221 Jonesboro Road – Lovejoy
  77 222 Jodeco Road – Flippen Former SR 351
  78 224 Hudson Bridge Road, Eagles Landing Parkway
  79 227 I‑675 north to I‑285 – Augusta, Greenville Northbound exit and southbound entrance
  80 228 SR 138 – Jonesboro, Stockbridge
Clayton   81 231 Mount Zion Boulevard
Morrow 82 233 SR 54 – Morrow, Lake City
  83 235 US 19 / US 41 (Old Dixie Highway) – Griffin, Jonesboro
  84 237 SR 331 – Forest Park
  85 237A SR 85 south – Riverdale Southbound exit only
  85A 238A I‑285 east – Augusta, Greenville
  85B 238B I‑285 west – Birmingham, Chattanooga, Domestic Terminals, Columbus, Montgomery
Fulton Hapeville 86 239 US 19 / US 41 (SR 3 / Central Avenue) / C.W. Grant Parkway / Porsche Avenue – International Terminal Additional ramps for direct HOV lane access to/from C.W. Grant Parkway
Atlanta 87 241 Cleveland Avenue
87A 242 I‑85 south – Domestic Terminals, Columbus, Montgomery Southern end of I-85 concurrency; southbound exit and northbound entrance
88 243 SR 166 (Langford Parkway) – East Point
89 244 University Avenue, Pryor Street
90 245 Abernathy Boulevard, Capitol Avenue – Turner Field Northbound exit and southbound entrance
91 246 Fulton Street, Central Avenue – Downtown Atlanta
92 247 I‑20 (Ralph D. Abernathy Freeway) – Augusta, Birmingham Eastbound exit and westbound exit
93 248A Martin Luther King Jr. Drive – State Capitol Southbound exit and northbound entrance
94 248B Edgewood Avenue, Auburn Avenue, J.W. Dobbs Avenue Northbound exit and southbound entrance
96 248C SR 10 east (Freedom Parkway) / Andrew Young International Boulevard – Carter Center
95 248D J.W. Dobbs Avenue, Edgewood Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
97 249A Courtland Street – Georgia State University Southbound exit only
98 249B Pine Street, Peachtree Street – Civic Center Northbound exit only
99 249C Williams Street – Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Dome No northbound exit (only northbound entrance, southbound entrance, southbound exit); additional ramps for direct HOV access: southbound exit and northbound entrance
100 249D Spring Street, West Peachtree Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
100 249D US 29 / US 78 / US 278 / SR 8 (North Avenue) – Georgia Tech Southbound exit and northbound entrance
101 250 10th Street, 14th Street – Georgia Tech Northbound exit and southbound entrance; no northbound entrance to I-85 north
102 250 16th Street, 14th Street, 10th Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
251A 17th Street  – Midtown Northbound exit only
103 251B I‑85 north to SR 400 north – Greenville, Charlotte Northern end of I-85 concurrency
104 252A US 41 (Northside Drive) Additional ramps for direct HOV lane access: southbound exit and northbound entrance
105 252B Howell Mill Road
106 254 Moores Mill Road
107 255 US 41 (Northside Parkway) / West Paces Ferry Road
108 256 Mount Paran Road
Chattahoochee River Lester and Virginia Maddox Bridge
Cobb   108A 258 Cumberland Boulevard
  Akers Mill Road HOV-only ramps for northbound exit and southbound entrance
  109A 259A I‑285 east – Augusta, Greenville Exit 20 on I-285
  109B 259B I‑285 west – Birmingham, Montgomery, Tampa Exit 20 on I-285
  110 260 Windy Hill Road – Smyrna
Marietta 111 261 SR 280 west (Delk Road) – Lockheed, Dobbins AFB
112 263 SR 120 – Marietta, Roswell Former SR 120 Loop
113 265 SR 120 Alt. – Marietta, Roswell Former SR 120 Loop
114A 267A SR 5 Spur north (Canton Road)
  114B 267B SR 5 south to US 41 – Marietta Southern end of SR 5 concurrency
  115 268 I‑575 north / SR 5 north – Ball Ground, Canton Northern end of SR 5 concurrency; southbound exit is via exit 269
  116 269 SR 5 Conn. / Barrett Parkway – Kennesaw
  117 271 Chastain Road
Kennesaw 118 273 Wade Green Road – Kennesaw
Cherokee   120 277 SR 92 – Acworth
Bartow   121 278 Glade Road – Acworth
Emerson 122 283 Allatoona Road – Emerson
  123 285 Red Top Mountain Road
Cartersville 124 288 SR 113 – Cartersville
  125 290 SR 20 – Rome, Canton
Cartersville 126 293 US 411 – Chatsworth, White, Cartersville
  127 296 Cassville–White Road
Adairsville 128 306 SR 140 – Adairsville
Gordon   310 Union Grove Road
Calhoun 129 312 SR 53 – Calhoun, Fairmount, Rome
130 315 SR 156 (Redbud Road) – Calhoun
  131 317 SR 225 – Chatsworth, Calhoun
Resaca 132 318 US 41 – Resaca, Calhoun
133 320 SR 136 – Resaca, LaFayette
Whitfield   134 326 Carbondale Road
  135 328 SR 3 Conn. – Dalton
Dalton 136 333 SR 52 / SR 71 (Walnut Avenue) – Dalton
137 336 US 41 / US 76 – Dalton, Rocky Face
  138 341 SR 201 – Tunnel Hill, Varnell
Catoosa   139 345 US 41 / US 76 – Ringgold, LaFayette
  140 348 SR 151 – Ringgold, LaFayette
  141 350 SR 2 (Battlefield Parkway) – Fort Oglethorpe
  142 353 SR 146 – Rossville, Fort Oglethorpe
Georgia–Tennessee state line I-75 continues into Tennessee
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary routes[edit]

I-75 north at exit 333 in Whitfield County in 2009

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adderly, Kevin (December 31, 2014). "Table 1: Main Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways as of December 31, 2014". Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ Federal Highway Administration (January 2004). "Interstate System Facts". Highway Information Quarterly Newsletter (Federal Highway Administration). Archived from the original on September 17, 2008. Retrieved November 26, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Interstate Exit Numbers". Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ MapQuest (2009). "Map of Interstate 75 in Georgia" (Map). MapQuest. MapQuest. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing

  • I-75 at the Interstate Guide


Interstate 75
Previous state:
Florida
Georgia Next state:
Tennessee