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Alabama State Route 68

State Route 68 (SR 68) is a 52.926-mile-long (85.176 km) state highway in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. The western terminus of the highway is at an intersection with SR 75 slightly northeast of Albertville. The highway continues until it reaches the Georgia state line becoming Georgia State Route 114 (SR 114).

State Route 68 marker

State Route 68
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length52.926 mi[1] (85.176 km)
Major junctions
West end SR 75 near Albertville
  I-59 in Collinsville
US 11 in Collinsville
US 411 in Leesburg
East end SR 114 at the Georgia state line near Gaylesville
Location
CountiesMarshall, DeKalb, Cherokee
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
SR 67SR 69

Route descriptionEdit

SR 68 begins at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains northeast of Albertville. There are numerous curves along the highway as it travels through DeKalb County. The highway maintains a generally eastward trajectory between Albertville and Collinsville. East of an intersection with U.S. Route 11 (US 11), the highway turns to the southeast, continuing on this orientation until it approaches Leesburg.

At Leesburg, SR 68 and US 411 intersect and begin a 5 miles (8.0 km) concurrency as they cross Weiss Lake and Weiss Dam and approach Centre. SR 68 diverts from US 411 and begins a concurrency with SR 9 as the two highways again cross the lake, diverting from each other at Cedar Bluff. From there, SR 68 travels to the northeast as it approaches the Georgia state line.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Marshall0.0000.000  SR 75 – Albertville, GeraldineWestern terminus
DeKalbKilpatrick4.8107.741  SR 168 west – BoazEastern terminus of SR 168
Crossville9.85015.852  SR 227 southWestern end of SR 227 concurrency
10.07916.221  SR 227 north – GeraldineEastern end of SR 227 concurrency
Collinsville18.76730.203  I-59 – Chattanooga, GadsdenI-59 exit 205
20.00132.188  US 11 north (SR 7 north) – Fort PayneWestern end of US 11/SR 7 concurrency
20.56933.103  US 11 south (SR 7 south) – AttallaEastern end of US 11/SR 7 concurrency
24.09438.776   SR 176 east / CR 3 south – Little River CanyonWestern terminus of SR 176; provides access to Little River Canyon Rim Parkway
CherokeeLeesburg29.26947.104  SR 273 north – Blanche, Little River Canyon Mouth Park, Little River CanyonSouthern terminus of SR 273
30.31948.794  US 411 south (SR 25 south) – GadsdenWestern end of US 411/SR 25 concurrency
Centre33.64054.138  US 411 north (SR 25 north) – CentreEastern end of US 411/SR 25 concurrency; southern terminus of US 411 Truck; western end of US 411 Truck conurrency
35.85457.701    
   US 411 Truck north / SR 283
Eastern end of US 411 Truck concurrency
36.07158.051  SR 9 south – PiedmontWestern end of SR 9 concurrency
Cedar Bluff41.30166.468  SR 9 north – Rome, GAEastern end of SR 9 concurrency
Gaylesville46.04074.094  SR 35 – Fort Payne, Rome, GA, Little River Canyon
52.92685.176  SR 114 east – SummervilleGeorgia state line; eastern 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 October 13, 2011.