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Interstate 75 Northbound (Tifton to Macon)

Interstate 75 North
Interstate 75 northbound at Exit 82 for Georgia 107 & 112 (Washington Avenue) and the Turner County seat of Ashburn (pop. 4,419). Georgia 107 & 112 overlap eastward out of Ashburn 3.2 miles near Deep Creek. 20 miles east of there Georgia 107 enters the Ben Hill County seat of Fitzgerald (pop. 8,758). Georgia 112 turns northeast eight miles to Rebecca (pop. 246). Photo taken 01/16/04.
Georgia 159 (North Street) intersects Interstate 75 at the Exit 84 diamond interchange north of Ashburn. The state highway migrates six miles northeast from Ashburn to Amboy and 11 miles from there to junction U.S. 280 and Pitts (pop. 308). Photo taken 01/16/04.
Northbound at the Exit 84 off-ramp to Georgia 159 (North Street). North Street carries Georgia 159 two miles northward from its terminus at U.S. 41 (Main Street) and downtown Ashburn to Interstate 75. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Now in Crisp County, Interstate 75 intersects 1st Street outside the town of Arabi (pop. 456). 1st Avenue links the freeway with U.S. 41 & Georgia 7 (Bedgood Avenue) at Arabi 1.5 miles to the west. The street splits into Amboy and Hawpond Roads to the east. Hawpond Road travels six miles to Georgia 90 (Cemetery Road). Photo taken 01/16/04.
One-half mile guide sign for Exit 97 (Georgia 33 Connector) on Interstate 75 north. The east-west highway travels 1.6 miles west from the diamond interchange to junction U.S. 41 & Georgia 7 and Georgia 33 at Wenona. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Georgia 33 constitutes a north-south highway between Wenona and Sylvester (pop. 5,990) 27 miles to the south. Georgia 33 Connector follows Rockhouse Road east from U.S. 41 to Exit 97. Rockhouse Road loops two miles to the northeast from here to junction Georgia 90. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Georgia 300 (Georgia-Florida Parkway) is a four-lane divided highway linking Interstate 75 at Cordele (pop. 11,608) with the city of Albany (pop. 76,939). The state highway follows the corridor of the never built Interstate 175 spur between Interstate 75 and Albany, and U.S. 19 southward from Albany to the Florida state line near Thomasville (pop. 18,162). Photo taken 01/16/04.
A pair of exits serve the Crisp County seat of Cordele on Interstate 75. The first interchange is with U.S. 280 & Georgia 30-90 (16th Avenue) southeast of downtown. Georgia 90 joins U.S. 280 & Georgia 30 for 2.2 miles between U.S. 41 (7th Street) and Midway Road. From downtown Georgia 90 & U.S. 41 overlap 9.3 miles to Vienna (pop. 2,973). Photo taken 01/16/04.
The off-ramp to U.S. 280 & Georgia 30-90 (16th Avenue) leaves Interstate 75 just beyond the 24th Avenue overpass. U.S. 280 & Georgia 30 link the city of Cordele with Americus (pop. 17,013) to the west and Abbeville (pop. 2,298) to the east. Georgia 30 represents the state highway component of U.S. 280 between Americus and the eastern terminus at Blichton. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Georgia 257 (8th Avenue) meets Interstate 75 one mile north of U.S. 280 at Exit 102. Following Eighth Avenue east 1.8 miles from U.S. 41, Georgia 257 links Cordele with the Pulaski County seat of Hawkinsville 30 miles to the northeast. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Northbound at the Georgia 257 diamond interchange (Exit 102). Georgia 257 turns northward on Midway Road just east of Interstate 75. Westward the state highway ends at U.S. 41 (Seventh Street) north of downtown Cordele. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Exit 109 is the first of five interchanges within Dooly County on Interstate 75. Intersecting the freeway here is Georgia 215 (Union Street) outside the town of Vienna (pop. 2,973). The state highway ends in Vienna at U.S. 41 & Georgia 27-90 in downtown Vienna. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Interstate 75 northbound at the Exit 109 diamond interchange. Georgia 215 loops 19 miles southeast from Vienna to Pitts and junction U.S. 280 & Georgia 30. Otherwise the highway intersects Georgia 257 six miles to the east. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Georgia 27 intersects Interstate 75 just northeast of Vienna at Exit 112. The east-west highway leaves U.S. 280 at Americus 32 miles to the west before entering Vienna. In Vienna Georgia 27 & 90 cosign for one mile along Union Street. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Overhead at the Exit 112 off-ramp to Georgia 27. Georgia 27 travels 18 miles northeast to its end at junction Georgia 257 four miles southwest of Hawkinsville. Photo taken 01/16/04.
U.S. 41 & Georgia 7 cross over Interstate 75 from the west at Exit 121. The federal highway has remained west of the freeway since Tifton (Exit 64). U.S. 41 represents the main north-south route through Unadilla (pop. 2,772) east of the freeway. Photo taken 01/16/04.
A folded cloverleaf interchange composes the junction between Interstate 75 and U.S. 41 & Georgia 7 at Exit 121. U.S. 41 merges with Georgia 230 one mile to the north in downtown Unadilla for one block. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Drivers merging onto Interstate 75 from Exit 121 form the exit-only lane for Exit 122 (Georgia 230). Georgia 230 intersects the freeway en route to junction Georgia 329 and Snow Spring. 11 miles to the southwest is the town of Byromville (pop. 415) and junction Georgia 90 on Georgia 230. The state highway ends ten miles south of there at Drayton (junction Georgia 27). Photo taken 01/16/04.
Interstate 75 northbound at the Exit 122 diamond interchange with Georgia 230 at Unadilla. Like Georgia 257 and 27 to the south, Georgia 230 also links the Interstate 75 corridor with Hawkinsville 18 miles to the east. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Interstate 75 crosses U.S. 41 and enters Houston County just south of the Exit 127 diamond interchange with Georgia 26 (Exit 127). The east-west route travels between Montezuma (pop. 3,999) 16 miles to the west and Hawkinsville 18 miles to the east. One mile west of Exit 127 is the village of Henderson where Georgia 26 intersects U.S. 41 & Georgia 7. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Exit 134 at South Perry Parkway is the first of four interchanges serving the Houston County seat of Perry (pop. 9,602). The South Perry Parkway loops between U.S. 41 & Georgia 7 eastward to Elko Road/Martin Luther King Drive. Photo taken 01/16/04.
One mile south of the Exit 135 interchange with U.S. 41 & Georgia 127-224 at the South Perry Parkway overpass. U.S. 41 & Georgia 7 join Georgia 127 & 224 (Marshallville Road) just west of the Exit 135 diamond interchange. From there Georgia 224 departs the overlap via Larry Walker Parkway southeast to Hayneville. Photo taken 01/16/04.
The control point of Marshallville is greened out in favor of Larry Walker Parkway on the Exit 135 overhead at the U.S. 41 & Georgia 127-224 off-ramp. Marshallville resides 13 miles to the west at the Georgia 127 merge with Georgia 49. Northeastward U.S. 41 & Georgia 127 share pavement 1.7 miles along General Courtney Hodges Boulevard and the one-way street couplet split of Commerce and Carroll Streets. Photo taken 01/16/04.
One mile south of Exit 136 with U.S. 341 & Georgia 7 (Sam Nunn Boulevard) at the Gaines Drive over crossing. U.S. 41 and U.S. 341 hand off state highway counterparts in downtown Perry. Georgia 7 joins U.S. 341 along Sam Nunn Boulevard 11 miles northwest to Fort Valley (pop. 8,005). Georgia 11 multiplexes with U.S. 41 northward to Macon. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Drawing near the Exit 136 diamond interchange with Sam Nunn Boulevard on Interstate 75 northbound. The six-lane freeway crosses over a nearby railroad line before intersecting U.S. 341 & Georgia 7. The tandem remain multiplexed northward to the U.S. 341 northern terminus at U.S. 41 in Barnesville. There Georgia 7 returns to U.S. 41 as its counterpart. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Northbound at the off-ramp to U.S. 341 & Georgia 7 (Sam Nunn Boulevard). Sam Nunn Boulevard splits between the one-way street couplet of Ball Street (southbound) and Washington Street (northbound) upon entering downtown Perry. From there U.S. 341 joins Georgia 11 on Main Street eastward out of town to Clinchfield. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Thompson Road provides a four-lane bypass of the city of Perry for U.S. 341. The road loops 1.75 miles eastward from U.S. 341 as West Perry Parkway to the Exit 138 diamond interchange of Interstate 75. Pictured here is the 1.25-mile overhead of Exit 138 at the Sam Nunn Boulevard under crossing. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Interstate 75 northbound at the Thompson Road off-ramp. Thompson Road becomes North Perry Parkway 0.75 miles to the east at junction U.S. 41 & Georgia 11. 3.5 miles south of there North Perry Parkway culminates at U.S. 341 & Georgia 11 east of Perry. Photo taken 01/16/04.
One mile south of Georgia 96 (Housers Mill Road) on Interstate 75 northbound near the Peach County line. Georgia 96 provides a on and off again four-lane highway between the freeway and city of Columbus (pop. 185,781). The state highway travels eight miles to Fort Valley and 30 miles west to the Taylor County seat of Butler (pop. 1,907) otherwise. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Drawing to within one half mile of Georgia 96 (Exit 142) on Interstate 75 northbound. Georgia 96 intersects U.S. 41 & Georgia 11 one mile to the east and U.S. 129 eight miles beyond there at Bonaire. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Traffic to Georgia 96 (Housers Mill Road) departs Interstate 75 northbound at Exit 142. 52 miles to the west Georgia 96 draws to a close at junction U.S. 80 at the town of Geneva (pop. 114). Eastward Georgia 96 continues beyond Bonaire to Tarversville (junction U.S. 129 Alternate), Interstate 16 (Exit 24) and Jeffersonville (pop. 1,209) and junction U.S. 80. Photo taken 01/16/04.
One half-mile overhead of Exit 146 (Georgia 247 Connector) on Interstate 75 northbound. Georgia 247 Connector travels east-west between Georgia 49 (Peach Parkway), Interstate 75, U.S. 41 & Georgia 11, and U.S. 129 & Georgia 247 at Warner Robbins (pop. 48,804). The state highway follows Watson Boulevard through Centerville (pop. 4,278) and Warner Robbins. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Northbound at the Exit 146 diamond interchange with Georgia 247 Connector (Watson Boulevard). Watson Boulevard ends at U.S. 129 & Georgia 247 at Robins Air Force Base. The military facility fronts all of U.S. 129 & Georgia 247 northbound in Warner Robins. Newell Road stems northward from the west end of Georgia 247 Connector at Georgia 49 to Moseley Road. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Within the town of Byron (pop. 2,887), Interstate 75 encounters the diamond interchange of Exit 149. Georgia 49 (Peach Parkway) travels northeast out of Fort Valley (pop. 8,005) to Byron and Interstate 75. The state highway continues northeastward to U.S. 41 at Echeconnee. Photo taken 12/15/01.
Just north of the Bibb County line on Interstate 75 is the two-mile diagrammatical overhead of Exit 155 (Interstate 475 north). The upcoming split between Interstate 75 & 475 leaves Interstate 75 with four overall lanes and Interstate 475 with six. Photo taken 01/16/04.
A diamond interchange with Hartley Bridge Road resides just south of the partial "Y" interchange at the Interstate 75 & 475 split (Exit 156). Hartley Bridge Road begins at Houston Road to the east and travels southwestward into rural reaches of Crawford County. In conjunction with Mt. Pleasant Church Road and Fulton Mill Road, Hartley Bridge Road comprises a loop southwest of Macon. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Northbound at the Hartley Bridge Road off-ramp (Exit 155). The east-west road serves the south Macon communities of Skipperton and Rutland on the 3.5 mile stretch that includes Houston Road to junction U.S. 41 & 129 (Hawkinsville Road). Houston Road becomes the U.S. highway tandem northward to their split. Photo taken 01/16/04.
One-mile diagrammatical overhead for the Interstate 75 & 475 split (Exit 156) at the Hartley Bridge Road overpass. Interstate 475 bypasses the city of Macon (pop. 97,255) along a 15.83 mile freeway to the west. Interstate 75 meanwhile continues northward to Interstate 16 and the central business district of the city. Photo taken 01/16/04.
One quarter mile south of the Interstate 475 northbound beginning at Exit 156. Naturally the six-lane 70 mph freeway is signed as the through route to Atlanta. The capital city resides another 85 miles to the north along Interstate 75. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Interstate 475 northbound commences toward Atlanta at Exit 156. Interstate 75 meanwhile travels four miles north to the first Macon area interchange (Exit 160 - U.S. 41 & Georgia 247). The first interchange of the Macon Bypass is Exit 3 at U.S. 80 (Eisenhower Parkway). Photo taken 01/16/04.
Continuing past Interstate 475 into the city of Macon one mile south of Exit 160 with U.S. 41 & Georgia 247 (Pio Nono Avenue). The pair follow Pio Nono Avenue northward from U.S. 129 and Houston Road one mile to the south. 1.75 miles to the north U.S. 41 & Georgia 247 intersect U.S. 80 (Eisenhower Parkway). Photo taken 01/16/04.
Attached to the Bloomfield Drive overpass is the 0.50-mile overhead of Exit 160 (U.S. 41 & Georgia 247). Georgia 247 remains overlapped with U.S. 41 along Pio Nono Avenue through to the intersection with Vineville Avenue. There U.S. 41 turns northwesterly onto Vineville Avenue into the Payne (pop. 178) community. Photo taken 01/16/04.
A partial cloverleaf interchange comprises the junction between Interstate 75 and Pio Nono Avenue. A nearby folded diamond interchange with Rock Creek Road provides the return ramp from Pio Nono Avenue southbound and southbound Interstate 75 ramp to U.S. 41 & Georgia 247 northbound. Georgia 247 again interacts with Interstate 75 at the Exit 167 interchange with Pierce Avenue northwest of downtown. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Interstate 75 curves northward from Exit 160 to the partial-cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 80 (Eisenhower Parkway). Eisenhower Parkway constitutes an east-west arterial between U.S. 129 (Broadway) and Fulton Mill Road west of Interstate 475. U.S. 80 merges with U.S. 129 one mile to the east. Georgia 22 is the state route counterpart of U.S. 80 between the Alabama state line and downtown Macon. Photo taken 01/16/04.
The off-ramp to U.S. 80 & Georgia 22 (Eisenhower Parkway) leaves Interstate 75 northbound at the Hightower Road overpass. U.S. 80 & 129 share three miles together into downtown Macon. They part ways at the Emery Highway (U.S. 23 & U.S. 129 Alternate) north of the Exit 2 interchange of Interstate 16. U.S. 129 carries Georgia 22 northward from Macon to Gray (pop. 1,811). U.S. 80 joins U.S. 23 & 129 Alternate eastward out of Macon. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Attached to the Hightower Road overpass is the 0.75-mile overhead of Exit 163. The upcoming six-ramp partial cloverleaf interchange composes the eastern terminus of Georgia 74 (Mercer University Drive). The state highway provides a lengthy loop between Macon and Fairburn (pop. 5,464) outside of Atlanta. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Motorists bound for Georgia 74 (Mercer University Drive) depart Interstate 75 at Exit 163. Mercer University Drive begins nearby at the five-way intersection of Plant Street, College Street, and the Downtown Connector. West of the freeway, Mercer University Drive carries Georgia 74 to the Exit 5 interchange of Interstate 475 where Georgia 74 becomes Thomaston Road. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Two miles south of the Interstate 16 western terminus (Exit 164) at the Mercer University Drive over crossing. Interstate 16 provides the main route between metropolitan Atlanta and the Gold Coast of Georgia. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Interstate 75 descends below street level on the approach to downtown Macon and Exit 164 (U.S. 41 Business & Georgia 19). A split-diamond interchange facilitates the movements between the freeway below and U.S. 41 Business & Georgia 19 above. The tandem near the freeway via Vineville Avenue to the west before splitting into the one-way street couplet of Hardeman Avenue (northbound) and Forsyth Street (southbound). Photo taken 01/16/04.
Drawing near the Exit 164 off-ramp to U.S. 41 Business & Georgia 19 (Forsyth Street & Hardeman Avenue) at the Oglethorpe Street overpass. Georgia 19 enters the city of Macon piggybacked with U.S. 23-80-129 Alternate. The state route follows U.S. 23 (Spring Street) southward across the Ocmulgee River to Georgia Avenue where Georgia 19 turns west. Georgia Avenue carries westbound to Hardeman Avenue and eastbound follows College Street northward from Forsyth Street to rejoin its western counterpart. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Interstate 75 northbound expands to three lanes in anticipation of the upcoming Interstate 16 western terminal (Exit 165). Meanwhile Exit 164 departs underneath the Norfolk-Southern Railroad overpass to become a northbound frontage road between Forsyth Street and Hardeman Avenue. Photo taken 01/16/04.
One-mile overhead for Interstate 16 east (Exit 165) on Interstate 75 northbound at the U.S. 41 Business & Georgia 19 southbound overpass (Hardeman Avenue). Despite the orientation of how Interstate 16 merges onto Interstate 75, the interchange between the two is full access. The city of Savannah (pop. 131,510) lies 165 miles east. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Auxiliary guide sign for the western terminus interchange of Interstate 16 (Exit 165). The first eastbound mainline interchange of the east-west Interstate is with U.S. 129 (Gray Highway) & U.S. 23-Georgia 19 at Exit 1. Photo taken 12/15/01.
Northbound Interstate 75 includes four lanes at the Walnut Street overpass. Two of these lanes become exit-only for the Interstate 16 eastbound beginning. Interstate 16 includes two eastbound off-ramps for the Macon central business district: U.S. 23 & 129 and Georgia 19 (Spring & North Streets) and U.S. 80 & Georgia 87 (Martin Luther King Boulevard). Photo taken 01/16/04.
Interstate 16 eastbound departs Interstate 75 northbound at Exit 165. The unstacked triangle interchange resides on the west bank of the Ocmulgee River northwest of downtown Macon. 166.81 miles compose Interstate 16 between Macon and the city of Savannah (pop. 131,510). Photo taken 12/15/01.
Exit 167 of Interstate 75 consists of the northern terminus of Georgia 247 (Pierce Road). The southern terminus of Georgia 247 is found at the town of Hawkinsville (pop. 3,280). There Georgia 247 commences with U.S. 129 from U.S. 341 northward through Kathleen and Bonaire. At the community of Rutland, U.S. 129 & Georgia 247 merge onto U.S. 41 northbound. Pierce Road continues Georgia 247 from U.S. 41 (Vineville & Pio Nono Avenues) northward to Interstate 75. Photo taken 12/15/01.
Traveling northwest on Interstate 75 one mile south of the Arkwright Road diamond interchange (Exit 169). Arwright Road begins at U.S. 23 (Riverside Drive) & Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard on the southbound side of the interchange. From there the local highway straddles the Ocmulgee River northward to the community of Arkwright and Bass Road. Photo taken 01/16/04.
Exit 169 departs Interstate 75 northbound for Arkwright Road and Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard. U.S. 23 shadows Interstate 75 northward via Riverside Drive from near the Interstate 16 terminal to Exit 171. The federal highway leaves Macon on a rural stretch to Dames Ferry and Percale along the general path of the Ocmulgee River. Photo taken 01/16/04.
The first exit of Interstate 75 northbound after the merge with Interstate 475 is the Exit 181 diamond interchange. At Exit 181 Rumble Road intersects the freeway east of U.S. 41 and the village of Smarr. Jenkins Road stems northeast 3.5 miles from Rumble Road to junction Georgia 18. Photo taken 12/15/01.

Page Updated June 30, 2004.