Alabama US System Routes








(S) MS/US 11 near Cuba AL

(N) US 11/GA at GA border

Tuscaloosa, Bessemer, Birmingham, Gadsden


Follows unsigned AL 7. Alabama's lowest US route number.


(S) T with US 78 in Leeds

(E) GA border

Gadsden, Centre


Although marked as N-S, this route is mostly E-W in the state.  Mostly (except near Centre) follows an unsigned extension of AL 25.

Dave Sturm's Suggestion:  extend S along the quickly developing AL 119 to meet US 31. And possibly further south along AL 119 to AL 25 to AL 5 to end at US 43.


(S) FL near Flomaton

(E) GA near Lanett Valley

Brewton, Andalusia, Troy, Union Spgs, Tuskegee, Auburn, Opelika, Lanett Valley


A very zigzaggy route, one of the least useful routes in the state, and very remote where it doesn't parallel I-85 or duplex with US 31.  Follows unsigned AL 15.


(S) (Downtown Mobile at intersection of 43, 45, 90 and 98) Now, Spanish Fort T with US 90/98.

(N) (TN border near Ardmore on what is now AL 251) Now, travels with I-65 into TN near Ardmore.

Spanish Ft, Bay Minette, Brewton, Greenv'l, M'tgy, Clanton, B'ham, Cullman, Decatur, Athens


Follows unsigned AL 3. Alabama's primary N-S route, now replaced completely in importance by I-65.  Has been moved onto I-65 north of Athens to Tennessee, with old route marked as AL 251.  No longer enters Mobile, as the former routing triplexed with 90 and 98.

Dave Sturm's Suggestion: Have 31 stay due south from Stapleton following AL 59 down to Gulf Shores to recognize the importance of this routing.  Froggie tends to agree.


(W) (Downtown Mobile)

(E) (Blakely Island, at mouth of tunnel.)



Old Bay Bridge Route, allowed for traffic prohibited from tunnels under the Mobile River. Route ran with US 90A, now unnecessary with termination of 31 at Spanish Fort.


(S) FL border near Madrid

(N) TN border near Hazel Green

Dothan, Ozark, Troy, Montgomery, Wetumpka, Sylacauga, Arab, Huntsville


Follows north along unsigned AL 1 to Dothan, AL 53 to Huntsville, AL 1 to TN border.  An important regional route, especially south of Montgomery.  Route's N end was originally Montgomery, and was then extended north thru the US almost to Chicago!


(S) FL border near Florala

(N) (Downtown Mtgy at US 80, Madison Avenue) Mtgy, South Blvd (US 80/82).

Florala, Opp, Luverne, Montgomery.


Follows unsigned section of AL 9 to Montgomery.

Dave Sturm's Suggestion: Re-extend 331 thru the heart of Montgomery, and north out of town along US 231's old route to end at North Blvd.


(S) Downtown Dothan at S Main St (US 84)

(N) TN border near Hazel Green

Dothan, Eufaula, Phenix C'y, Roanoke, Anniston, Gadsden, Boaz, Albertv'l, Guntersv'l, Huntsv'l


Follows unsigned AL 1 from Dothan to TN border.  The easternmost N-S US route in Alabama.  ALDOT is in the process of completing 4-laning of the route between Dothan and Phenix City.

Dave Sturm's Suggestion: Renumber AL 109 and FL 77 to emphasize this other main route to the beaches from Dothan.


(S) Dothan at intersection of St Andrews (then US 231/AL 53) and Main Sts (then US 84/AL 52 + AL 12)

(N) TN border near Hazel Green

Dothan, Eufaula, Phenix C'y, Opelika, Alex C'y, Sylacauga, Talladega, Anniston, Gadsden, Boaz, Guntersv'l, Huntsv'l


Decommissioned US route. Followed US 431 (AL 1) north from Dothan to Opelika, then north along US 280 (AL 38) to Sylacauga, then along AL 21 to Anniston, and over US 431 (AL 1) to the TN border.


(S) see notes, either (1) T with US 78 near Jasper -or- (2) T with I-65 or US 31 near Cullman

(N) TN border



Dave Sturm's Suggestion:  Extend US 641 via TN 69 and other routes to TN 13, then enter AL along AL 17 and enter the Quad Cities. Further extension (1) along US 43 south to AL 5/13 to Jasper, and along old US 78 to intersect with the US 78 freeway or (2) along AL 157 to Cullman to intersect with I-65..


(S) Downtown Mobile with Government St (US 90/98)

(N) TN border near Greenhill

Mobile, Prichard, Jackson, Demop'ls, Tuscaloosa, Hamilton, Russellville, Quad Cities


Follows north along unsigned AL 13 to near Bankston, then signed AL 18 to Fayette, then along unsigned N portion of AL 171 to Hamilton intersection with AL 17. Then follows signed AL 17 collecting AL 13 at the T north end of AL 5.

Dave Sturm's Suggestion: Have 43 stay with AL 13, and number the existing 43 as 43A


(S) Downtown Mobile with Government St (US 90/98)

(W) MS border near Yellow Pine

Mobile, Prichard


Follows unsigned S portion of AL 17 and unsigned AL 57.  Mississippi has either completed or is in the process of widening all of its portion of US 45 to 4 lanes.  ALDOT thus far has no plans to follow suit.


(W) MS border near Margerum

(N) TN border near Bridgeport



Follows unsigned AL 2.  The main E-W route across the northern end of the state.


(W) Intersection with US 43/72 near Quad Cities

(E) Huntsville at intersection of US 72 and I-565



Follows occasionally signed AL 20 from Huntsville to Quad Cities. A redundant number from I-65 to Huntsville as it runs over I-565.

Dave Sturm's proposal for US 74 would eliminate this confusing route.


(W) Intersection with US 43/72 S of Quad Cities

(E)US 72/TN ? at TN border near Bridgeport AL



Dave Sturm's Suggestion:  Route from Chattanooga with US 72, then heading south along AL 279 and 79 to US 431, west into Huntsville along US 431 and along Governors Drive to I-565. Then REPLACING 72A all the way to the Quad Cities.


(W) MS 23?/MS 76 at MS border near Red Bay AL




Dave Sturm's Suggestion:  Follow Appalachian Corridor-V that includes AL 24 from MS to Decatur, and then with US 72A and 72 to Chattanooga. My proposal would still go to Decatur with AL 24, but then head east along AL 67 and 69 to Arab, up AL 79 to Guntersville, along AL 227 and county roads to AL 40 and then via AL 71 and US 11 to Chattanooga.






Follows partially-signed AL 4.  Corridor X portion NW of Birmingham has periodically been rerouted onto new Corridor X freeway.  Corridor X portion is Future I-22.






Follows the old, pre-Corridor X routing of US 78 from Hamilton to Graysville.  78A is unsigned; route is signed as AL 118 west of Jasper and AL 5 east of Jasper.

Long ago, 78A existed along AL 46 from Heflin to the GA state line, continuing on GA 166 to Atlanta.






Follows E on unsigned AL 118 to Hamilton north with US 43 and unsigned AL 171, and then signed AL 17. Takes over the rest of unsigned AL 74 to GA border.






Dave Sturm's Suggestion:  Extension of proposed route in GA that would enter AL along GA 34/AL 22, and run at least to I-65, possibly on to Selma






Follows unsigned AL 8.  Corridor between Mississippi and Montgomery currently being 4-laned, and is also a potential I-85 extension.






Old numbering in Montgomery.






Old routing through Selma.  Previously existed in Montgomery.






Follows unsigned AL 38.  Major route from Birmingham to Phenix City.






Follows unsigned AL 6.  82 is a major E-W route across central Alabama and passes thru both Tuscaloosa and Montgomery.  AL has entered into a multi-state compact with the goal of 4-laning 82.  But aside from some segments west of Tuscaloosa, progress has been slow.






Follows unsigned AL 12.  A major E-W route across southern Alabama.  As with 82, AL has a multi-state compact to widen 84 to 4-lanes, but not much progress.


(W) MS border near Yellow Pine

(E) T with US 43 at Wagarville



Old numbering for US 84 in western part of state. Until bridge near Claiborne was built for US 84, the western part of the route was numbered 86. With the completion of the bridge, 84 followed to Grove Hill, and then followed US 43 to Wagarville, and then took over the US 86 route. Now numbered AL 56.


(W) MS border near Grand Bay

(E) FL border near Seminole



Follows unsigned AL 16.  Formerly the main route along the Gulf Coast, but has been supplanted by I-10.


(W) (Downtown Mobile)

(E) (Blakely Island, at mouth of tunnel.)



Old Bay Bridge Route, allows for traffic prohibited from tunnels under the Mobile River. Route was once also marked 31A, now unnecessary with termination of 31 at Spanish Fort. The original bridge was replaced with a beautiful new bridge in the 80's that was featured on the state map.  90Alt dropped when mainline US 90 was rerouted across the bridge.


(W) MS border near Wilmer

(E) FL at Perdido Bay bridge



Follows unsigned AL 42.  A major route west of Mobile into Mississippi.


(N) N of Fairhope

(S) S of Point Clear



Former coastal route along Mobile Bay in western Baldwin County.  Now signed as a county route, although ALDOT maps still show as 98Alt.  Used to be part of an unsigned AL 104 extension.

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