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Alabama State Route 67

State Route 67 (SR 67) is a 47.107-mile-long (75.811 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Alabama that connects the city of Decatur to U.S. Route 231 (US 231) at Rainbow Crossing in Blount County. This highway serves as a connector between Decatur and Gadsden.

State Route 67 marker

State Route 67
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length47 mi[1] (76 km)
Existed1940–present
Major junctions
South end US 231 in northern Blount County
  SR 69 near Baileyton
SR 36 near Somerville
I-65 at Priceville
US 31 in Decatur
SR 24 in Decatur
SR 20 in Decatur
North endEnd of State Maintenance / 3M Plant in Decatur
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
SR 66SR 68

Route descriptionEdit

SR 67 begins at the entrance to the 3M plant along State Docks Road; this is also the end of state maintenance of the road; new reassurance markers were added to mark this new terminus in early 2019. Past this point, the road continues as a road servicing several important power plants in north Decatur.

After a half-mile concurrency between The Beltline and State Docks Road with SR-20 and US-72 Alt.—both State Docks Road and The Beltline carry SR-67's name—the route turns south onto The Beltline. This junction is often believed to be the northern terminus of the route.

The mile-long stretch between here and SR 24 carries on the Corridor V name. It loses the name at the Parclo interchange with SR 24. The route continues south as The Beltline. It passes by a Martin's—a clothing chain known also known as Wakefield's in Oxford; this store chain is only in Alabama—and continues southeast to the Decatur Mall. It continues east across a railroad bridge to US 31. The majority of this stretch is four-laned to six-laned.

It continues southeast to Priceville, where it passes by a Publix supermarket—the second one along the route—and continues to another strip of restaurants and gas stations, junctioning with I-65—where it loses The Beltline name and continuing to a FoodLand supermarket. About half of a mile later, the route loses two lanes and climbs up a hill and exits Priceville a few miles later. The route continues for about five miles to Somerville. It then passes by a post office and then continues onward to another part of Somerville—referred to by some as Pence—where it passes by a Jack's and junctions with SR 36. Immediately after this junction is mile marker 24. The route continues for about four miles to Brewer, just north of Eva. it continues onward through slightly hilly terrain until it gains a lane southbound and climbs up another hill into Hulaco. It eventually crosses into Cullman County.

It then junctions with SR 69 in Baileyton. It passes through hilly terrain to the Blount County line.

It then continues south and gradually turns east again and junctions with US 231 almost directly above its US 231's junction with US 278. This is SR 67's southern terminus.

FutureEdit

Over time, The Beltline currently has its own traffic problem and provided ample space for large businesses with interest in Decatur. Plans are underway to widen The Beltline from its current size of four lanes to six lanes to help move traffic along more smoothly. One of the businesses that has contributed to congestion is the Decatur Mall, the only mall in the Decatur metropolitan area.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Blount0.0000.000  US 231 (SR 53) – Arab, Attalla, Birmingham, GadsdenSouthern terminus
CullmanBaileyton8.80514.170  SR 69 – Cullman, Guntersville
MorganSomerville24.08938.767  SR 36 – Hartselle
Priceville34.63655.741  I-65 – Birmingham, HuntsvilleI-65 exit 334
Decatur38.98262.735  US 31 (SR 3) – Cullman, Athens, Point Mallard Park
44.09970.970  SR 24 west / Moulton Street – Moulton, DecaturInterchange; signed western terminus of SR 24
45.31272.923  
   US 72 Alt. / SR 20
Northern 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 26, 2011.