Georgia State Route 237

State Route 237 marker

State Route 237

Piedmont Road NE
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length 3.2 mi[3] (5.1 km)
Existed 1946[1][2]–present
Major junctions
South end Piedmont Road NE in Midtown Atlanta
 
North end US 19 / SR 9 in North Buckhead
Location
Counties Fulton
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 236 SR 240

State Route 237 (SR 237) is a 3.2-mile-long (5.1 km) state highway located entirely within the city limits of Atlanta in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its path is entirely within Fulton County.

Route description[edit]

SR 237 begins just south of SR 13 (Buford Highway) in Midtown Atlanta, where the road continues to the south as Piedmont Road. It immediately crosses under, but does not intersect Buford Highway. Then, it passes under Interstate 85 (I-85). SR 237’s northbound lanes do not have an interchange with I-85. Its southbound lanes have an interchange with I-85 south. However, access to I-85 north is provided via an interchange with Piedmont Road NE, south of SR 237’s southern terminus. North of I-85, the road crosses over a CSX Transportation rail line. It heads north and northwest to SR 141 (Peachtree Road SW). The highway heads northwest to meet its northern terminus, an intersection with US 19/SR 9 (Roswell Road) in North Buckhead. SR 237 is known as Piedmont Road NE for its entire length.[3]

No section of SR 237 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.[4]

History[edit]

SR 237 was established at the latest by 1946 along an alignment that started at US 23, which traveled on Cheshire Bridge Road and a southern continuation of Piedmont Road NE at that time. This is just south of the current southern terminus. SR 237 headed north along Piedmont Road NE as it does today.[1][2] In 1967, US 23 was moved farther to the east. However, it is not clear whether the portion of SR 237 between the former US 23 segment and its current southern terminus was decommissioned at this time.[5][6]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Fulton County.

Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Midtown Atlanta 0.0 0.0 Piedmont Road NE Southern terminus; roadway continues as Piedmont Road NE, a former portion of SR 237
0.1 0.16 I-85 south (Northeast Expressway / SR 403) – Atlanta No access to I-85 is provided via the northbound lanes; access to I-85 north is just south of the southern terminus.
Buckhead 2.2 3.5 SR 141 (Peachtree Road NE) – Brookhaven
North Buckhead 3.2 5.1 US 19 / SR 9 (Roswell Road) – Atlanta, Roswell Northern terminus; roadway continues as Blackland Road NW.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1, 1945). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  2. ^ a b State Highway Department of Georgia (1946). System of State Roads (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. OCLC 5673161. Retrieved February 25, 2013. (Corrected to November 7, 1946.)
  3. ^ a b c Google (February 25, 2013). “Overview map of SR 237” (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  4. ^ “National Highway System: Georgia” (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. May 8, 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2013.
  5. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1967). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  6. ^ State Highway Department of Georgia (January 1968). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Atlanta: State Highway Department of Georgia. Retrieved February 25, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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