Alabama State Route 49

State Route 49 (SR 49) is an 82.684-mile-long (133.067 km) state highway in the central and eastern parts of the U.S. state of Alabama. The southern terminus of the highway is at an interchange with Interstate 85 (I-85) at Franklin in Macon County. The northern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with SR 281 east of Cheaha State Park in southern Cleburne County.

State Route 49 marker

State Route 49
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length82.684 mi[1] (133.067 km)
Existed1940–present
Major junctions
South end I-85 in Franklin
  SR 14 near Tallassee
US 280 in Dadeville
SR 22 in New Site
SR 77 in Mellow Valley
SR 9 / SR 48 in Lineville
North end SR 281 in Cheaha State Park
Location
CountiesMacon, Tallapoosa, Clay, Cleburne
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
SR 48SR 50

Route descriptionEdit

SR 49 serves a connecting route giving access to several major highways for residents of small towns and rural areas along its length. For motorists in Macon County, it serves as an access route to I-85 heading towards Montgomery. Motorists in southern Tallapoosa County use SR 49 to access U.S. Route 280 (US 280) heading towards Alexander City and Birmingham; the two highways intersect at Dadeville. North of Dadeville, SR 49 travels through rural areas and small towns in eastern Alabama, traveling through New Site, Mellow Valley, and Lineville. It crosses the Tallapoosa River and passes through Horseshoe Bend National Military Park.

HistoryEdit

When SR 49 was formed in 1940, the highway traveled only from Tallassee to Dadeville. As a result of several northward extensions, by 1969 the highway extended to an intersection with US 78 near Heflin. In 1973, the highway was extended southward to its current terminus at I-85 in Macon County. When SR 281 was formed in 1995, the northernmost section of the route was truncated.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
MaconFranklin0.0000.000  CR 51 south – TuskegeeSouth end of state maintenance
0.1200.193  I-85 – Atlanta, MontgomeryI-85 exit 32
Tallapoosa9.00614.494  SR 14 – Tallassee, Notasulga
Reeltown12.40319.961  SR 120 east – NotasulgaWestern terminus of SR 120
Walnut Hill20.52433.030  SR 50 – Martin Dam, Camp Hill
Dadeville30.17048.554  US 280 east (SR 38) – Camp HillSouth end of US 280/SR 38 concurrency
31.32850.418  US 280 west (SR 38) – Alexander City, BirminghamNorth end of US 280/SR 38 concurrency
New Site47.26876.070  SR 22 west – Alexander CitySouth end of SR 22 concurrency
48.28777.710  SR 22 east – Roanoke, WadleyNorth end of SR 22 concurrency
Clay60.23496.937  SR 77 south – WadleySouth end of SR 77 concurrency
62.415100.447  SR 77 north – AshlandNorth end of SR 77 concurrency
Lineville68.517110.267  SR 9 – Heflin, Ashland
Cleburne82.684133.067  SR 281 (Talladega Scenic Drive) – Cheaha State ParkNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Milepost Map - Cleburne County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. August 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 19, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
  2. ^ Alabama Department of Transportation, Milepost Maps Archived 2013-10-12 at the Wayback Machine, accessed May 2014