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State Route 70 (SR 70) is a 42.6-mile-long (68.6 km) state highway that runs southwest-to-northeast through portions of Coweta and Fulton counties in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route connects Newnan with the northwestern part of Atlanta (Bankhead).

State Route 70 marker

State Route 70
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length42.6 mi[1] (68.6 km)
Major junctions
South end US 29 / SR 14 in Newnan
  I-20 west of Atlanta
North end US 78 / US 278 / SR 8 in northwest Atlanta
Location
CountiesCoweta, Fulton, Douglas
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 69SR 71

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Route descriptionEdit

SR 70 begins at an intersection with US 29/SR 14 (Jackson Street) in Newnan in Coweta County. The road heads northwest. Just before leaving town, it intersects SR 34 Bypass. Then, it curves to the north-northwest before curving to the north-northeast and entering Fulton County. SR 70 passes to the northwest and north of Palmetto. Just north of town, It intersects US 29 Alternate/SR 14 Alternate/SR 154. Here, SR 70/SR 154 head concurrent to the north toward Campbellton. In Campbellton, SR 92 joins the concurrency. The three routes head northwest and curve to the north-northwest and cross over the Chattahoochee River into Douglas County. Almost immediately, SR 166 joins the concurrency. The four highways head northeast and curve to the north-northeast, passing Boundary Waters Park. North of the park, SR 92 departs to the northwest, while the other three routes continue to the southeast on Campbellton Road SW. They curve to the east and cross over the Chattahoochee River for a second time, crossing back into Fulton County. Approximately 4,000 feet (1,200 m) later, SR 70 splits off to the northeast. It meets an intersection with SR 6. Just before passing by the Fulton County Airport, is an interchange with Interstate 20 (I-20) and an intersection with SR 139 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SW). The highway passes along the northwestern edge of the Carroll Heights neighborhood of Atlanta. It enters the Bankhead/Bolton neighborhood area of the city just before meeting its northern terminus, an intersection with US 78/US 278/SR 8 (Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW).[1]

SR 70 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

 
Fulton Industrial Boulevard

SR 70 used to travel along Fulton Industrial Boulevard between Campbellton Road and Fairburn Road in southwestern Fulton County, However, it was re-routed over the Chattahoochee River into Douglas County, before crossing over the river again back into Fulton County. However, this stretch no longer carries a state route number.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
CowetaNewnan0.00.0   US 29 / SR 14 (Jackson Street) – LaGrange, Union CitySouthern terminus
0.71.1  SR 34 Byp. (Hospital Road)
Fulton20.633.2    US 29 Alt. / SR 14 Alt. (Palmetto Cascade Highway / South Fulton Parkway) / SR 154 south (Palmetto Cascade Highway) – Palmetto, East PointSouthern end of SR 154 concurrency
Campbellton25.641.2  SR 92 south (Campbellton Fairburn Road) – FairburnSouthern end of SR 92 concurrency
Chattahoochee River26.142.0Unnamed bridge over the Chattahoochee River, marking the Fulton–Douglas county line
Douglas26.442.5  SR 166 west (J. Ebb Duncan Memorial Highway)Southern end of SR 166 concurrency
29.948.1  SR 92 north (Fairburn Road) – DouglasvilleNorthern end of SR 92 concurrency
Chattahoochee River31.751.0Unnamed bridge over the Chattahoochee River, marking the Douglas–Fulton county line
Fulton32.752.6   SR 154 east / SR 166 east (Campbellton Road SW) – AtlantaNorthern end of SR 154 and SR 166 concurrencies
36.258.3  SR 6 (Camp Creek Parkway) – Austell, East Point
Atlanta40.064.4  I-20 (West Expressway / SR 402) – Birmingham, AtlantaI-20 exit 49
40.665.3  SR 139 (Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW) – Mableton, Downtown Atlanta
42.668.6    US 78 / US 278 / SR 8 (Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW) – Austell, Downtown AtlantaNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Google (July 28, 2013). "Route of SR 70" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "National Highway System: Atlanta, GA" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2013.

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