|Maintained by GDOT|
|Length||86.5 mi (139.2 km)|
|Monticello Crossroads Scenic Byway|
|South end||US 341 / SR 7 near Culloden|
|North end||US 78 / SR 10 in Monroe|
|Counties||Monroe, Jasper, Morgan, Walton|
State Route 83 (SR 83) is an 86.5-mile-long (139.2 km) state highway that travels southwest to northeast, with a southeast–to–northwest section, within portions of Monroe, Jasper, Morgan, and Walton counties in the central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It connects Forsyth, Monticello, Madison, and Monroe. The portion from the southwestern city limits of Monticello to the Jasper–Morgan county line is included in the Monticello Crossroads Scenic Byway.
SR 83 begins at an intersection with US 341/SR 7 (Peach Blossom Trail) northeast of Culloden, in Monroe County. It heads northeast, briefly paralleling the Monroe–Lamar county line, to Forsyth. Once in Forsyth, the route forms a concurrency with US 41/SR 18, heading to downtown. Once in downtown Forsyth, the route intersects US 41/SR 18/SR 42. Here, SR 42/SR 83 begin a brief concurrency to the north. Less than 2,000 feet (0.61 km) later, the concurrency ends. SR 83 has an interchange with Interstate 75 (I-75) before leaving Forsyth. Just before leaving Monroe County, the route crosses over the Towaliga River and intersects US 23/SR 87 near Juliette. The route continues to the northeast, crossing over the Ocmulgee River at the Monroe–Jasper county line, and heads toward Monticello. Just prior to entering town, it has an intersection with SR 380 (Perimeter Road), a bypass south and east of the town. SR 83 then makes its way into downtown, where it intersects SR 11/SR 16/SR 212 at the southwestern corner of the town's square. The four routes are concurrent for one block (the southeastern corner of the square), where SR 11's southern lanes depart the concurrency. However, since the square is a one-way road, SR 11's northern lanes continue the concurrency to the northeastern corner of the square. Here, SR 16's and SR 212's eastbound lanes depart the concurrency and SR 83 departs the square and the concurrency. SR 83 then leaves Monticello, passing the Hunter Pope Country Club, and continues to travel to the northeast, toward Madison. On the way, the route has an intersection with SR 142 in Shady Dale. Shortly after, it crosses into Morgan County. Then, it crosses over the Little River. In Madison, it has an interchange with I-20. Then, it begins a concurrency with US 278/SR 12. Just under 4,000 feet (1,200 m) later, US 129/US 441/SR 24 join the concurrency on the northeastern corner of Walton Park. The six routes head to the northeast, past Hill Park, before reaching downtown. Once in downtown Madison, SR 83 leaves the concurrency and travels to the northwest, toward Monroe. It passes through the town of Bostwick. It crosses into Walton County and enters Good Hope, where the route has an intersection with the western terminus of SR 186. SR 83 continues in a northwest direction until its northern terminus, an intersection with US 78/SR 10 in the northeastern part of Monroe.
The only portion of SR 83 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 the concurrency with US 129/US 441/SR 24 in Madison.
This section contains a table that is missing mileposts for one or more junctions.
|Monroe||||0.0||0.0||US 341 / SR 7 (Lundy Dairy Road) – Roberta, Barnesville||Southern terminus|
|Forsyth||12.1||19.5||US 41 north / SR 18 west (West Main Street) – Barnesville||Southern end of US 41/SR 18 concurrency|
|12.5||20.1||US 41 south / SR 18 east (East Main Street) / SR 42 south (South Lee Street) – Macon||Northern end of US 41/SR 18 concurrency; southern end of SR 42 concurrency|
|12.9||20.8||SR 42 north (North Lee Street) / Patrol Road east – Jackson, G.P.S.T.C.||Northern end of SR 42 concurrency; western terminus of Patrol Road|
|13.1||21.1||I-75 (SR 401) – Macon, Atlanta||I-75 exit 187|
|||23.6||38.0||US 23 / SR 87 – Macon, Juliette, Jackson, Flovilla|
|Jasper||||37.2||59.9||SR 380 east (Perimeter Road) – Milledgeville, Eatonton, Gray||Western terminus of SR 380; former SR 82 Conn.|
|Monticello||38.3||61.6||SR 11 north / SR 16 west / SR 212 west (Washington Street)||Southern end of SR 11 and SR 16/SR 212 concurrencies, at the southwestern edge of town square, on one-way street|
|38.4||61.8||SR 11 south (East Washington Street) / Funderburg Drive east – Macon||Northern end of SR 11 concurrency, at the southeastern edge of town square, on one-way street|
|38.4||61.8||SR 16 east / SR 212 east (Greene Street) – Forsyth, Monroe, Jackson, Eatonton, Milledgeville||Northern end of SR 16/SR 212 concurrency, at the northeastern edge of town square, on one-way street|
|Shoal Creek||E. Clyde Kelly Bridge|
|Shady Dale||47.2||76.0||SR 142 (Covington Highway) – Newborn, Eatonton|
|Gap Creek||Hugh C. Tucker Sr. Memorial Bridge|
|Morgan||Pennington||Newton Road west||Eastern terminus of Newton Road; former SR 213 Spur west|
|Little River||54.5||87.7||Brooks Pennington Sr. Memorial Bridge|
|Big Indian Creek||Robert Hillsman Bridge|
|Madison||60.9||98.0||I-20 (Purple Heart Highway / SR 402) – Atlanta, Augusta||I-20 exit 113|
|62.5||100.6||US 278 west / SR 12 west (Atlanta Highway) / Confederate Road north – Rutledge||Southern end of US 278/SR 12 concurrency; southern terminus of Confederate Road|
US 278 Truck east / SR 12 Truck east / SR 24 Spur south (Ward Road) – Eatonton, Milledgeville, Macon
|Western terminus of US 278 Truck/SR 12 Truck; northern terminus of SR 24 Spur; provides access to Morgan Medical Center|
|63.3||101.9||US 129 south / US 441 south / SR 24 south – Eatonton, Macon, Milledgeville||Southern end of US 129/US 441/SR 24 concurrency|
|64.1||103.2||US 129 north / US 278 east / US 441 north / SR 12 east / SR 24 north (North Main Street) – Watkinsville, Gainesville, Greensboro, Augusta, Athens, Commerce||Northern end of US 129/US 441/SR 24 and US 278/SR 12 concurrencies|
|Hard Labor Creek||E.L. Tamplin Bridge|
|Walton||Good Hope||81.5||131.2||SR 186 east / Pleasant Valley Road west – North High Shoals, Bishop||Western terminus of SR 186; eastern terminus of Pleasant Valley Road|
|Monroe||86.5||139.2||US 78 / SR 10 / Unisia Drive north – Loganville, Athens||Northern terminus; roadway continues as Unisia Drive|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
Monticello connector route
|Location||Bypass around Monticello|
|Length||5.8 mi (9.3 km)|
It started at an intersection with the SR 83 mainline (Forsyth Street) southwest of Monticello. Immediately, the highway crossed over some railroad tracks of Norfolk Southern Railway and traveled to the southeast. The highway curved to the south-southeast and back to the southeast. It traveled north of Malone Lake before it curved to the east and intersected SR 11 south of the town. Then, SR 83 Conn. traveled to the northeast to an intersection with SR 212 (Milledgeville–Monticello Road) east-southeast of Monticello. Just past this intersection, the connector met its eastern terminus, an intersection with SR 16 east of town.
The entire route is in Jasper County.
|||0.0||0.0||SR 83 (Forsyth Street) – Forsyth, Monticello||Western terminus|
|||2.4||3.9||SR 11 – Gray, Monticello|
|||4.9||7.9||SR 212 – Monticello, Milledgeville|
|||5.8||9.3||SR 16 – Monticello, Eatonton||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Google (July 22, 2013). "Overview map of SR 83" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 22, 2013.
- National Highway System: Georgia (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. May 8, 2019. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
- Georgia Department of Transportation (1984). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1984–1985 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
- Georgia Department of Transportation (1986). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1986–1987 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
- Google (September 15, 2013). "Overview map of SR 83 Conn." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
- Georgia Department of Transportation (1983). Official Highway and Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (1983–1984 ed.). Scale not given. Atlanta: Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 15, 2013.