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Alabama State Route 56

State Route 56 (SR 56) is a 27.696-mile-long (44.572 km) state highway completely within Washington County in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. The western terminus of the highway is at the Mississippi state line at an intersection with U.S. Route 45 (US 45) and Mississippi Highway 42 (MS 42). The eastern terminus of the highway is at Wagarville, where it intersects US 43.

State Route 56 marker

State Route 56
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length27.696 mi[1] (44.572 km)
Existed1940–present
Major junctions
West end MS 42 at Mississippi state line
  SR 17 at Chatom
East end US 43 at Wagarville
Location
CountiesWashington
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
SR 55SR 57

SR 56 was part of US 84 until 1958, when the Coffeeville Bridge opened over the Tombigbee River.[citation needed]

Route descriptionEdit

SR 56 enters Alabama at the Mississippi state line where Mississippi Highway 42 intersects US 45. The highway heads eastward as it approached Chatom, the county seat of Washington County. East of Chatom, the highway travels through rural areas until it reaches its eastern terminus at US 43 in Wagarville. The highway is aligned along a two-lane road for its entirety.

HistoryEdit

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Washington County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000  MS 42 west – State LineMississippi state line
Chatom13.36921.515  SR 17 north – ButlerWest end of SR 17 concurrency
13.41821.594  SR 17 south – MobileEast end of SR 17 concurrency
Wagarville27.69644.572  US 43 (SR 13) – Jackson, MobileEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Alabama Department of Transportation. "Milepost Maps". Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved June 25, 2011.