Georgia State Route 74

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State Route 74

Georgia State Route 74 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length108 mi[1] (174 km)
Major junctions
Southeast end I-75 / SR 540 in Macon
Major intersections US 41 / SR 247 in Macon
I-475 in Macon
US 341 / SR 7 near Culloden
US 19 / SR 3 / SR 36 in Thomaston
I-85 in Fairburn
Northwest end US 29 / SR 14 in Fairburn
CountryUnited States
CountiesBibb, Monroe, Upson, Pike, Meriwether, Coweta, Fayette, Fulton
Highway system
  • Georgia State Highway System
SR 73 I-75

State Route 74 (SR 74) is a 108-mile-long (174 km) state highway that runs southeast-to-northwest through portions of Bibb, Monroe, Upson, Pike, Meriwether, Coweta, Fayette, and Fulton counties in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route connects the Macon and Fairburn, via Thomaston, Woodbury, and Peachtree City.

Route description

SR 74 begins at an interchange with Interstate 75 (I-75) and SR 540 in the Unionville neighborhood of Macon, in Bibb County. This interchange is at the southwestern edge of Mercer University. Just over 1,000 feet (300 m) later, it intersects US 41/SR 247 (Pio Nono Avenue). It curves to the southwest, passing Macon Mall. It heads west-northwest, passing Macon Memorial Park Cemetery, before an interchange with I-475. It passes just north of Lake Tobesofkee and the Tobesofkee Recreation Area, before crossing into Monroe County. The highway gradually zigzags its way to an intersection with SR 42. It continues to the west and intersects US 341/SR 7 (Peach Blossom Trail), just north-northeast of Culloden. Then, it heads northwest into Upson County. It curves into Yatesville. It heads west-northwest and curves to the southwest, to enter Thomaston. In town, the highway begins a concurrency with SR 36 (Barnesville Highway). They intersect US 19/SR 3. At the next block, SR 36/SR 74 turn to the left onto South Green Street, while SR 74 Alternate (West Main Street) begins straight ahead. One more block later, SR 74 splits off to the west onto West Gordon Street. It curves to the northwest and meets the western terminus of SR 74 Alternate just before leaving town. It continues to the northwest, then curves to the southwest, before heading northwest again. The highway continues to the northwest, through rural areas of the county and crosses the southwestern corner of Pike County. South-southwest of Molena, SR 18/SR 109 begin a concurrency to the west. The three highways head west-southwest and Flint River into Meriwether County. They enter Woodbury. There, at the intersection with SR 85, SR 74 splits off to the north, running concurrent with SR 85. A short distance later, they meet the northern terminus of SR 85 Alternate (Whitehouse Parkway). Farther to the north-northwest, in Gay, is the eastern terminus of SR 109 Spur (Greenville Street). In the unincorporated community of Alps, they intersect SR 362, which briefly joins the concurrency. Less than 3 miles (4.8 km) later, they reach the Meriwether–Coweta county line. The concurrent highways pass through Haralson and enter the southeast part of Senoia. There, they intersect with SR 16 (Wells Street). Less than 2 miles (3.2 km) later, they cross over Line Creek, into Fayette County. They enter Starrs Mill, where SR 74 departs to the northwest. Almost immediately, it enters Peachtree City. The highway passes by the Atlanta Regional Airport. Farther to the north-northwest, it intersects SR 54. SR 74 passes through Tyrone and enters Fulton County. Just under 1.5 miles (2.4 km) later, it meets an interchange with I-85 in Fairburn. The highway curves to the northwest and runs underneath a bridge that carries US 29/SR 14 (Roosevelt Highway). At the ramp that leads to US 29/SR 14, SR 74 takes the ramp and ends at Roosevelt Highway.[1]

The only portion of SR 74 that is part of the National Highway System, a system of routes determined to be the most important for the nation's economy, mobility, and defense, is from SR 54 in Peachtree City to its northern terminus.[2][3][4]

Major intersections


I-75 north (SR 401 north) / SR 540 east (Fall Line Freeway east) to I-16 / Mercer University Drive east – Atlanta
Southern terminus; I-75 exit 163 northbound; roadway continues as Mercer University Drive.
Thelma T-Lady Ross Bridge; crossing over I-75 (SR 401) / SR 540 (Fall Line Freeway)

I-75 south (SR 401 south) / SR 540 west (Fall Line Freeway west) – Valdosta
I-75 exit 163 southbound
0.40.64 US 41 / SR 247 (Pio Nono Avenue) – Warner Robins, Forsyth
4.77.6 I-475 (SR 408) – Valdosta, AtlantaI-475 exit 5
Monroe21.935.2 SR 42 – Musella, Forsyth
28.145.2 US 341 / SR 7 – Culloden, BarnesvilleRoundabout
SR 36 east (Barnesville Highway) – Barnesville
Southern end of SR 36 concurrency

US 19 north / SR 3 north (Center Street)
Northbound lanes of US 19/SR 3, on One-way pairs

US 19 south / SR 3 south (Church Street)
Southbound lanes of US 19/SR 3, on one-way pairs
SR 74 Alt. west (West Main Street)
Eastern terminus of SR 74 Alt.
SR 36 west (South Green Street) – Woodland
Northern end of SR 36 concurrency
SR 74 Alt. east (West Main Street)
Western terminus of SR 74 Alt.

SR 18 east / SR 109 east
Southern end of SR 18/SR 109 concurrency

SR 18 west / SR 109 west (Woodbury Highway) / SR 85 south
Northern end of SR 18/SR 109 concurrency; southern end of SR 85 concurrency
SR 85 Alt. south (Whitehouse Parkway) – Warm Springs
Northern terminus of SR 85 Alt.
SR 109 Spur south (Greenville Street) – Greenville
Northern terminus of SR 109 Spur
SR 362 west (Callaway Road) – Greenville
Southern end of SR 362 concurrency
SR 362 east (Griffin Highway) – Griffin
Northern end of SR 362 concurrency
CowetaSenoia85.4137.4 SR 16 (Wells Street) – Sharpsburg, Griffin
SR 85 north – Fayetteville
Northern end of SR 85 concurrency
Peachtree City95.5153.7 SR 54 (Floy Farr Parkway) – Atlanta, Newnan, Fayetteville
TyroneSenoia Road – Town of Tyrone downtown business districtNorthbound entrance; southbound exit; interchange
FultonFairburn106171 I-85 (SR 403) – Montgomery, AtlantaI-85 exit 61
108174 US 29 / SR 14 (Roosevelt Highway) / East Broad Street / Virlyn B. Smith Road north – Fairburn, Palmetto, Downtown Fairburn, CSX Intermodal, Bohannon Industrial ParkNorthern terminus; interchange; roadway continues as Virlyn B. Smith Road.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered route

State Route 74 Alternate

Length1.5 mi[5] (2.4 km)

State Route 74 Alternate (SR 74 Alt.) is a 1.5-mile-long (2.4 km) alternate route that exists entirely within the central part of Upson County. Its route is completely within the city limits of Thomaston.

It begins at an intersection with the SR 74 mainline (West Gordon Street) in the far western part of Thomaston. It heads east-southeast and gradually curves to the southeast. It then curves back to the east. It meets its eastern terminus, an intersection with Green Street, one block north of SR 36/SR 74, in the main part of town. Here, the roadway continues as West Main Street.[5]

The entire route is in Thomaston, Upson County.

0.00.0 SR 74 (West Gordon Street) – Thomaston, WoodburyWestern terminus

Green Street / West Main Street to SR 36 / SR 74
Eastern terminus; roadway continues as West Main Street.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Google (July 27, 2013). "Route of SR 74" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  2. ^ National Highway System: Macon, GA (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 9, 2019. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  3. ^ National Highway System: Georgia (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 8, 2019. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  4. ^ National Highway System: Atlanta, GA (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 9, 2019. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Google (November 14, 2019). "Overview map of SR 74 Alt" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 14, 2019.

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