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Georgia State Route 117

State Route 117 (SR 117) is a 89.4-mile-long (143.9 km) state highway that runs southeast-to-northwest in an upside down question mark around McRae. It travels through portions of Telfair, Dodge, and Laurens counties in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It connects Lumber City with the Dublin, Georgia, micropolitan area, via Jacksonville and Eastman.

State Route 117 marker

State Route 117
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length89.4 mi[1] (143.9 km)
Major junctions
Southeast end US 23 / US 341 / SR 27 in Lumber City
  US 319 / US 441 / SR 31 in Jacksonville
US 280 / SR 30 / SR 165 in Rhine
US 341 / SR 27 in Eastman
US 23 / US 341 Bus. / SR 27 Bus. in Eastman
SR 27 Bus. / SR 46 in Eastman
US 319 / US 441 / SR 31 northeast of Rentz
I-16 in Dublin
US 319 / US 441 / US 441 Byp. / SR 31 in Dublin
US 80 / SR 19 / SR 26 west-northwest of Dublin
Northwest end US 441 / SR 29 northwest of Dublin
Location
CountiesTelfair, Dodge, Laurens
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 116SR 118

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Route descriptionEdit

SR 117 begins at an intersection with US 23/US 341/SR 27 (Golden Isles Highway), in Lumber City, within Telfair County. It heads to the southwest, and intersects the southern terminus of SR 149 Connector (Big Horse Creek Road). The route continues to the southwest and meets US 319/US 441/SR 31 in Jacksonville. Heading to the northwest, it intersects the southern terminus of SR 165 and the southwestern terminus of SR 132, before crossing into Dodge County and entering the town of Rhine. There, it intersects US 280/SR 30/S 165 (2nd Street). At this intersection, SR 117/SR 165 head to the north on a very brief concurrency. After the concurrency ends, SR 117 travels through rural areas of the county and intersects SR 87 (Abbeville Highway), just before entering Eastman. In Eastman, they first meet US 341/SR 27 (Terry Coleman Parkway). Just to the northeast is US 23/US 341 Business/SR 27 Business (Oak Street). The five routes are concurrent to the northwest for about 2,000 feet (610 m), until they meet SR 46 (5th Avenue). At this intersection, SR 27 Business turns onto SR 46 west, while SR 117 turns onto SR 46 east, and US 23/US 341 Business/SR 87 continue straight ahead. Less than 1,000 feet (300 m) later, SR 117 splits off to continue to the northeast. It enters Laurens County shortly before passing through the town of Cadwell. There, it has an intersection with SR 126 (Burch Street). Just before leaving town is the southern terminus of SR 338 (Dexter Street). To the northeast is the town of Rentz. SR 117 continues traveling to the northeast until it has a second intersection with US 319/US 441/SR 31, approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Rentz. It is unclear whether SR 117 is signed between this intersection or not. US 319/US 441/SR 31/SR 117 travel in a northward direction through rural areas of the county until they enter Dublin. Just inside the city limits is an interchange with Interstate 16 (I-16; Jim Gillis Historic Savannah Parkway). The four highways curve to the north-northeast and intersect the southern terminus of US 441 Bypass. At this intersection, US 319/US 441/SR 31 continue into the main part of town, while US 441 Bypass/SR 117 bypass it to the west. They travel to the west-northwest and curve to the northwest and intersect SR 257. They leave the city limits, cross over a Georgia Central Railway line, and curve to the north and intersect US 80/SR 19/SR 26 southeast of the W. H. 'Bud' Barron Airport. The two highways curve to the northeast and curve back to a northerly direction, until they meet their northern terminus, an intersection with US 441/SR 29.[1]

SR 117 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
TelfairLumber City0.00.0    US 23 / US 341 / SR 27 (Golden Isles Highway)Southern terminus
11.819.0  SR 149 Conn. north (Big Horse Creek Road) – McRaeSouthern terminus of SR 149 Conn.
Jacksonville20.032.2    US 319 / US 441 / SR 31
28.045.1  SR 165 north – MilanSouthern terminus of SR 165
30.749.4  SR 132 northeast – McRaeSouthwestern terminus of SR 132
DodgeRhine39.363.2    US 280 / SR 30 / SR 165 south (2nd Street)Southern end of SR 165 concurrency
39.964.2  SR 165 north – ChaunceyNorthern end of SR 165 concurrency
51.983.5  SR 87 south (Abbeville Highway) – AbbevilleSouthern end of SR 87 concurrency
Bridge over Sugar Creek
Eastman52.784.8   US 341 / SR 27 (Terry Coleman Parkway)
53.886.6    US 23 south / US 341 Bus. south / SR 27 Bus. south (College Street)Southern end of US 23/US 341 Bus./SR 27 Bus. concurrency
54.287.2      US 23 north / US 341 Bus. north / SR 87 north (Oak Street) / SR 27 Bus. north / SR 46 west (5th Avenue) – Cochran, HawkinsvilleNorthern end of SR 27 Bus. concurrency; southern end of SR 46 concurrency
54.487.5  SR 46 east (5th Avenue) – SopertonNorthern end of SR 46 concurrency
LaurensCadwell67.2108.1  SR 126 (Burch Street) – Chester
67.7109.0  SR 338 north (Dexter Street) – DexterSouthern terminus of SR 338
Rentz75.7121.8    US 319 / US 441 / SR 31Southern end of US 319/US 441/SR 31 concurrency
Dublin80.0128.7  I-16 (Jim Gillis Historic Savannah Parkway / SR 404) – Macon, SavannahI-16 exit 51
81.1130.5     US 319 north / US 441 north / SR 31 north / US 441 Byp. north – Nicklesville, Irwinton, MilledgevilleNorthern end of US 319/US 441/SR 31 concurrency; southern end of US 441 Byp. concurrency; southern terminus of US 441 Byp.
83.2133.9  SR 257 – Dexter, Dublin
86.0138.4    US 80 / SR 19 / SR 26
89.4143.9    US 441 / SR 29 / US 441 Byp. southNorthern end of US 441 Byp. concurrency; northern terminus of US 441 Byp./SR 117
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c Google (December 4, 2013). "Route of SR 117" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  2. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2013.

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