Alabama State Route 21

State Route 21 (SR 21) is a 279-mile (449 km) state highway that extends from the Florida state line, near Atmore in Escambia County to Piedmont in Calhoun County. The route travels almost the entire length of the state from the northeast to the southwest. It is the longest signed state route in Alabama.

State Route 21 marker

State Route 21
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length279.471 mi[1] (449.765 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 97 at the Florida state line
  US 31 in Atmore and in Montgomery
I-65 north of Atmore and again in Montgomery
US 84 in Monroeville
US 80 in rural Lowndes County and again in Montgomery
US 82 in Montgomery
US 331 in Montgomery
US 231 in Montgomery
I-85 in Montgomery
US 280 in Sylacauga
I-20 in Oxford
US 78 in Oxford
US 431 in Anniston
North end US 278 at Piedmont
Location
CountiesEscambia, Monroe, Wilcox, Lowndes, Montgomery, Elmore, Coosa, Talladega, Calhoun
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
SR 20I-22

Route descriptionEdit

 
View north from the south end of SR 21
 
A sign denoting Alabama State Route 21, located in Talladega.

Starting at the northern terminus of Florida State Road 97 at the Florida state line south of Atmore, the route travels north through Atmore, passing under an intersection with Interstate 65 at exit 57, then enters Monroe County and travels northeast through Frisco City and Monroeville and is concurrent with SR 47 for part of this section. SR 21 then once again becomes a standalone route passing through Beatrice and Oak Hill. In Lowndes County, SR 21 begins its first concurrency with US 80, and the two highways enter Montgomery, the state capital, from the southwest. SR 21 then diverges northeastward from US 80 for a short concurrency with US 31, then travels concurrently with US 80 once again (as well as US 82) around the Montgomery city center, diverging from US 82 at US 231 and traveling concurrently with US 231 northward to Sylacauga at an interchange with US 280. From Sylacauga, SR 21 turns northeastward toward Talladega. The route travels close to the Talladega National Forest and the Talladega Superspeedway. From here, SR 21 continues generally northeastward through the cities of Oxford, Anniston, and Jacksonville before terminating at an intersection with U.S. Highway 278 in Piedmont. The route is paved throughout and often multi-lane.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
EscambiaAtmore0.0000.000  SR 97 south – PensacolaFlorida state line
1.8883.038  US 31 (Nashville Avenue / SR 3) – Mobile, Brewton
8.12213.071  I-65 – Mobile, MontgomeryI-65 exit 57
MonroeUriah22.37236.004  SR 59 south – Stockton, Upper Delta Wildlife Management AreaNorthern terminus of SR 59
Frisco City  
   SR 21 Truck north (Bowden Street) / CR 18 (Wild Fork Road)
 
  SR 21 Truck south (Highway 21 By-Pass)
38.08761.295   
    US 84 / SR 41 south / SR 47 Truck south (SR 12) – Grove Hill, Evergreen, Conecuh County
Southern end of SR 41/SR 47 Truck concurrency
Ollie38.51761.987   SR 136 east to I-65 northWestern terminus of SR 136
Monroeville40.86465.764  
   SR 21 Bus. north / SR 41 north (South Alabama Avenue) – Old Courthouse Museum
Northern end of SR 41 concurrency
43.12869.408  
   SR 21 Bus. south / SR 47 south (Pineville Road) – Monroeville
Southern end of SR 47 concurrency; northern end of SR 47 Truck concurrency (it ends at this intersection)
Beatrice59.33695.492  SR 265 north (Bryan Street) – Vredenburgh, CamdenSouthern terminus of SR 265
Riley64.357103.573  SR 47 north – GreenvilleNorthern end of SR 47 concurrency
WilcoxOak Hill78.965127.082  SR 10 – Camden, Greenville
84.111135.364  SR 28 west – CamdenEastern terminus of SR 28
Elm Bluff85.183137.089  SR 89 north – SelmaSouthern terminus of SR 89
Lowndes102.222164.510   SR 263 south / CR 7 north – GreenvilleNorthern terminus of SR 263
Hayneville120.503193.931  SR 97 (Commerce Street) – Lowndesboro, Letohatchee
127.864205.777  US 80 west (SR 8) – SelmaSouthern end of US 80/SR 8 concurrency
MontgomeryMontgomery138.043222.159    US 31 south (SR 3) / US 80 east (SR 8) to I-65 – Mobile, Hope HullInterchange; southern end of US 31/SR 3 concurrency; northern end of US 80/SR 8 concurrency
139.276224.143  US 31 north (West Boulevard / SR 3) – H. Councill Trenholm State Technical CollegeNorthern end of US 31/SR 3 concurrency
139.836225.044     I-65 / US 80 west / US 82 west (SR 6 west / SR 8 west) to I-85 – Birmingham, Atlanta, Selma, Mobile, TuscaloosaI-65 exit 168; southern end of US 80/US 82/SR 6/SR 8 concurrency
141.419227.592  US 331 south (Court Street / SR 9) – LuverneNorthern terminus of US 331; southern end of SR 9 concurrency
145.315233.862   US 82 east / US 231 south (Troy Highway / SR 6 east / SR 53 south) – Union Springs, Troy, Ozark, Dothan, H. Councill Trenholm State Technical Collegenorthern end of US 82/SR 6 concurrency; southern end of US 231/SR 53 concurrency
148.423238.864    I-85 / US 80 east (SR 8 east) to I-65 – Montgomery, Atlanta, TuskegeeI-85 exit 6; north end of US 80/SR 8 concurrency
149.8[2]241.1Atlanta Highway - Faulkner UniversityInterchange; former US 80 east/SR 8 east
152.883246.041   To I-65 (via SR 152 west) / Congressman William L. Dickinson Drive – Birmingham, Mobile, Airport, Maxwell AFB Gunter Annex, Alabama National Guard HeadquartersInterchange
ElmoreWetumpka  To SR 111 / South Main StreetSouth end of SR 111 Truck concurrency
163.340262.870  SR 170 east – TallasseeWestern terminus of SR 170
Company Street – Downtown Wetumpka Historical DistrictFormer SR 14 west
163.681263.419    
   SR 14 / SR 111 Truck north (Coosa River Parkway / Tallassee Highway) – Prattville, Tallassee, Wetumpka Sports Complex
North end of SR 111 Truck concurrency
164.428264.621  SR 9 north (Central Plank Road) – Santuck, CentralNorthern end of SR 9 concurrency; southern end of signed portion of SR 9
CoosaRockford188.890303.989  SR 22
TalladegaSylacauga207.585334.076    US 231 north / US 280 (SR 38 / SR 53) – AirportInterchange; northern end of US 231/SR 53 concurrency
209.581337.288  SR 148 east (3rd Street)Western terminus of SR 148
Winterboro220.745355.255  SR 76 westEastern terminus of SR 76
Talladega227.879366.736   SR 275 north to SR 77Southern terminus of SR 275
230.454370.880  SR 77 north (East Street) – Talladega Superspeedway, International Motorsports Hall of FameSouthern end of SR 77 concurrency
231.631372.774  SR 77 south (Haynes Street) – Central Alabama Community CollegeNorthern end of SR 77 concurrency
234.805377.882  SR 275 south – SylacaugaNorthern terminus of SR 275
CalhounOxford250.915403.809  I-20 – Birmingham, AtlantaI-20 exit 185
251.266404.373  US 78 (Hamric Drive / SR 4) – Heflin
Anniston254.373409.374  SR 202 westEastern terminus of SR 202
257.596414.561  US 431 (Anniston Eastern Bypass / SR-1)Trumpet/cloverleaf interchange
Jacksonville267.730430.870  SR 204 west (Nisbet Street NW) – Angel, Crystal SpringsEastern terminus of SR 204
Piedmont279.471449.765  US 278 – Gadsden, CedartownNorthern terminus of SR 21; Formerly an alignment of SR 200
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mileposts/General Highway Maps". Alabama Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Google Maps directions

External linksEdit

Route map:

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