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Alabama State Route 114

State Route 114 (SR 114) is a 14.251-mile-long (22.935 km) state highway in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. The western terminus of the highway is at an intersection with SR 10 near Lavaca, an unincorporated community approximately 11 miles (18 km) east of Butler. The eastern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with SR 69 at Myrtlewood.

State Route 114 marker

State Route 114
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length14.251 mi[1] (22.935 km)
Existed1963–present
Major junctions
West end SR 10 east of Butler
  SR 156 in Pennington
East end SR 69 in Myrtlewood
Location
CountiesChoctaw, Marengo
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
SR 113SR 115

Route descriptionEdit

SR 114 travels northeast through rural parts of Choctaw and Marengo counties. The highway travels through sections of Alabama’s Black Belt, one of the poorest regions of the state. It serves as a leg of the route between Butler and Linden and travels primarily through rural areas and unincorporated communities. The only incorporated towns the route traverses are Pennington and Myrtlewood.

HistoryEdit

The route was designated in 1963 along the former route of Choctaw County Route 32 (Choctaw CR 32).[2]

Until 2000, the old Naheola Bridge on SR 114 near the unincorporated town of Naheola was one of only two bridges in the world where rail and road traffic shared the same surface.[3] Traffic signals were mounted at either end of the bridge, controlled from the lift bridge operator stationed on top of the lift, that signaled to cars when it was safe to cross.

The bridge was closed to road traffic in 2000, and in 2001 the Highway Department constructed a new bridge for SR 114 parallel to the old Naheola Bridge.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[4][1]kmDestinationsNotes
ChoctawLavaca0.0000.000  SR 10 – ButlerWestern terminus
Pennington5.6439.082  SR 156 westEastern terminus of SR 156
MarengoMyrtlewood14.25122.935  SR 69 – LindenEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Marengo Map - Lauderdale County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. August 1999. Retrieved January 20, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2018-10-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Naheola Bridge". RootsWeb.com.
  4. ^ Choctaw Map - Lauderdale County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. August 1999. Retrieved January 20, 2013.[permanent dead link]

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