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Alabama State Route 17

State Route 17 (SR 17) is a 346.562-mile-long (557.737 km) state highway that travels the length of the state. Between Mobile and Deer Park in Washington County, SR 17 is the unsigned partner route assigned to U.S. Route 45 (US 45), and from Hamilton to Florence, it serves as the signed partner route assigned to US 43. It is the longest state route in Alabama that is not entirely the unsigned partner of a U.S. Route.

State Route 17 marker

State Route 17
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length346.562 mi[1] (557.737 km)
Major junctions
South end I-65 / US 45 / US 98 in Mobile
  I-20 / I-59 in York
US 82 in Reform
I-22 / US 43 / US 78 / US 278 / SR 171 in Hamilton
US 43 / US 72 / SR 20 / SR 133 / SR 157 in Florence
North end SR 13 at Tennessee state line north of Zip City
Location
CountiesMobile, Washington, Choctaw, Sumter, Pickens, Lamar, Marion, Franklin, Colbert, Lauderdale
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
SR 16SR 18

Route descriptionEdit

The southern terminus of US 45 and SR 17 is at their intersection with US 98 and unsigned SR 42 in Mobile. US 45 and SR 17 assume a northwestward trajectory as they leave Mobile heading towards the Mississippi state line. Approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) north of an interchange with Interstate 65 (I-65) northwest of downtown Mobile, the routes quickly enter rural areas of Mobile County via a two-lane highway. Near the small community of Deer Park in southern Washington County, SR 17 diverts from US 45 and becomes a signed route.

After the split from US 45, SR 17 assumes a general northerly orientation as it passes through rural areas and small towns in western Alabama. The route passes through the Black Belt, historically one of the poorer areas of the state. After leaving Mobile, the route does not pass through any towns whose population exceeds 5,000 until it approaches Hamilton in Marion County. At Hamilton, SR 17 once again becomes an unsigned route upon the second junction it has with US 43; US 45 and SR 17 are the southern terminus of US 43 in Mobile.

Between Hamilton and Muscle Shoals, SR 17 is a signed route. At Muscle Shoals, US 43, SR 17 and SR 13 intersect US 72 and several other state routes. At this point, SR 17 once again becomes a signed route as it leads through Muscle Shoals and Florence as it heads towards its northern terminus at the Tennessee state line, where it becomes Tennessee State Route 13.

HistoryEdit

SR 17 was designated in 1940 between Kennedy and York. In 1952, the route was extended south to Mobile; from York to Deer Park, SR 29 was renumbered as part of SR 17, and from Deer Park to Mobile the route traveled concurrently with US 45. SR 17 was extended north to the Tennessee state line in 1956. To accomplish this, SR 17 replaced old SR 19 up to Hamilton, was concurrent with US 43 up to Florence, and replaced old SR 34 the rest of the way to the Tennessee state line.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
MobileMobile0.0000.000   US 98 (Springhill Avenue/SR 42) / US 45 begins – Semmes, Spanish FortSouthern end of US 45 concurrency; southern terminus of US 45 and SR 17
Prichard4.3406.985   I-65 to I-10 – MontgomeryI-65 exit 8
6.29710.134  SR 213 north (South Shelton Beach Road) – University of Mobile, Chickasabogue ParkSouthern terminus of SR 213
6.47710.424  SR 217 north (Lott Road)Southern terminus of SR 217
9.61815.479   SR 158 (Industrial Parkway) to I-65 – SaralandInterchange
WashingtonDeer Park43.05469.289  US 45 north (SR 57) – Fruitdale, State Line, MS, Meridian, MSNorthern end of US 45 concurrency; southern terminus of unsigned SR 57
Chatom59.84896.316  SR 56 east (Saint Stephens Street) – Hobson, WagarvilleSouthern end of SR 56 concurrency
59.89796.395  SR 56 west (Central Avenue) – State Line, MSNorthern end of SR 56 concurrency
ChoctawSilas84.206135.516  US 84 (SR 12) – Waynesboro, MS, Coffeeville
Butler108.735174.992  SR 10 (Pushmataha Street) – Lisman, Sweet Water
Jachin119.536192.375  SR 156 east – PenningtonWestern terminus of SR 156
Sumter136.581219.806  US 80 (SR 8) – Cuba, DemopolisInterchange
York140.392225.939  US 11 (4th Avenue/SR 7) – Cuba, Livingston
142.717229.681   I-20 / I-59 – Meridian, MS, TuscaloosaI-20/I-59 exit 8
151.013243.032  SR 28 east – LivingstonWestern terminus of SR 28
162.215261.060  SR 116 east – GainesvilleWestern terminus of SR 116
Pickens179.671289.152  SR 32 west – Macon, MSEastern terminus of SR 32
Aliceville189.116304.353  SR 14 west (2nd Street NW) – PickensvilleSouthern end of SR 14 concurrency
189.402304.813  SR 14 east (3rd Street SE) – EutawNorthern end of SR 14 concurrency
Carrollton199.975321.829  SR 86 west (Columbus Street) – PickensvilleSouthern end of SR 86 concurrency
200.030321.917  SR 86 east (Tuscaloosa Street) – GordoNorthern end of SR 86 concurrency
Reform209.739337.542  US 82 west (1st Avenue W/SR 6 west) – Columbus, MSSouthern end of US 82 concurrency
209.881337.771  US 82 east (1st Avenue E/SR 6 east) – GordoNorthern end of US 82 concurrency
LamarKennedy224.585361.435  SR 96 east – Downtown, BelkSouthern end of SR 96 concurrency
Millport228.843368.287  SR 96 west – Columbus, MSNorthern end of SR 96 concurrency
Vernon243.195391.384  SR 18 (3rd Avenue SW) – Columbus, MS, Fayette
Sulligent254.004408.780  US 278 (SR 118) – Amory, MS, Beaverton
266.778429.338  SR 19 north – VinaSouthern terminus of SR 19
Marion274.006440.970   I-22 / US 78 (SR 4) – Tupelo, MS, BirminghamI-22 exit 11
Hamilton277.539446.656    US 43 south / US 278 west / SR 171 south (Military Street S) – GuinSouthern end of US 43/US 278 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 171
277.871447.190  US 278 east (Bexar Avenue E/SR 74 east) – Natural Bridge, Double Springs
   SR 74 west (Bexar Avenue W) to I-22
Northern end of US 278 concurrency
283.176455.728  SR 187 north – HodgesSouthern terminus of SR 187
Hackleburg291.677469.409   SR 172 (Clay Street) to SR 253 south – Hodges, Twin, Bear CreekIntersection lies approximately 150ft. north of SR 253
FranklinPhil Campbell301.661485.476  SR 13 south – Phil Campbell, Haleyville, TuscaloosaSouthern end of SR 13 concurrency
Russellville308.255496.088  SR 24 – Double Springs, Moulton, Red BayInterchange
ColbertMuscle Shoals325.257523.450   
    US 72 west (SR 2 west) / US 72 Alt. east / SR 20 east – Corinth, Tuscumbia, Decatur
Southern end of US 72/SR 2/SR 20 concurrency; western terminus of US 72 Alternate
328.585528.806  SR 184 east (E 2nd Street)Western terminus of SR 184
Tennessee River330.265531.510O'Neal Bridge over the Tennessee River
LauderdaleFlorence331.012532.712  SR 20 west (Coffee Road) – Savannah, TNInterchange; northern end of SR 20 concurrency
332.850535.670    US 43 north / US 72 east / SR 13 north (Florence Boulevard) – Killen
  SR 157 south (Helton Drive)
Interchange; northern end of US 43, US 72, and SR 13 concurrencies; southern end of SR 157 concurrency
335.030539.179  SR 133 south (Cox Creek Parkway)Southern end of SR 133 concurrency
335.368539.722   SR 133 north / SR 157 north (Cox Creek Parkway)Northern end of SR 133/SR 157 concurrency
346.562557.737  SR 13 north (Chisholm Road) – CollinwoodTennessee state line; northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Milepost Map - Lauderdale County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. August 1999. Retrieved January 20, 2013.[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit

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