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State Route 25 (SR 25) is a 257.352-mile-long (414.168 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Alabama. From U.S. Route 78 (US 78) in Leeds northeast to its terminus at the Georgia state line, SR 25 is the unsigned partner route of US 411. The southwestern terminus of SR 25 is at its intersection with SR 5 near Pine Hill in Wilcox County.

State Route 25 marker

State Route 25
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length257.352 mi[1] (414.168 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 5 near Pine Hill
 
US 82 / SR 58 / SR 219 Truck in Centreville
I-65 in Calera
US 78 / US 411 in Leeds
I-20 in Moody
I-759 in Gadsden
US 278 / US 431 in Gadsden
North end US 411 / SR 53 towards Rome, Georgia
Location
CountiesWilcox, Marengo, Hale, Bibb, Shelby, Jefferson, St. Clair, Etowah, Cherokee
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
SR 24SR 26

Route descriptionEdit

For the first 50 miles (80 km) of its route, SR 25 travels in a north–south direction. This highway begins by traveling through rural areas of west-central Alabama, connecting numerous small towns in the Black Belt region of Alabama. From Greensboro to its terminus, the orientation of SR 25 is in a general northeasterly–southwesterly direction. As this highway begins its northeastward path, it passes through rural areas, villages, and small towns, skirting the southern area of the Birmingham metropolitan area in Shelby County.

The Double Oak Mountain areaEdit

SR 25 traverses one of the higher peaks in the Birmingham area, Double Oak Mountain, connecting the Coosa and Cahaba River valleys. The roadway was constructed between 1914 and 1921 with support from Buffalo Rock founder Sidney Word Lee, who owned a 3,000-acre camp in Calcis. There is also a railroad line that travels parallel with SR 25 between Vincent and Leeds that tunnels though Double Oak Mountain below the highway.[2]

The 19-mile (31 km) stretch of SR 25 between Vincent and Leeds is popular with motorcyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts. This road is off limits to heavy trucks except for local deliveries due to a large number of sharp curves, blind entrances and exits, and a narrow, elevated roadway. The small communities of Vandiver, Sterrett, Calcis, and Dunnavant straddle the highway in this area. The exclusive and private Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club, home of the 1984 and 1990 PGA Championships is located on Shelby County Route 41 not far from its intersection with SR 25.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
Wilcox0.0000.000  SR 5 – Pine Hill, ThomasvilleSouthern terminus
MarengoVineland4.6397.466  SR 10 – Butler, Pine Hill
Thomaston21.13434.012  SR 28 – Linden, Catherine
36.04158.002  US 80 (SR 8) – Demopolis, Uniontown
HaleGreensboro51.87183.478  SR 69 south – Demopolis, LindenSouthern end of SR 69 concurrency
52.72584.853  SR 14 west – EutawSouthern end of SR 14 concurrency
53.07485.414  SR 14 east – MarionNorthern end of SR 14 concurrency
53.34885.855  SR 69 north – MoundvilleNorthern end of SR 69 concurrency
Bibb84.730136.360  SR 5 south – MarionSouthern end of SR 5 concurrency
Brent87.749141.218  
   SR 5 north / SR 25 Truck north – West Blocton
Northern end of SR 5 concurrency
  CR 58 west – Tuscaloosaformer US 82 west
Centreville91.323146.970  SR 219 north – West Blocton, BirminghamSouthern end of SR 219 concurrency
91.623147.453     US 82 east / SR 219 south (SR 6) / SR 58 east – Montgomery, Selma, Business District, AirportNorthern end of SR 219 concurrency; southern end of US 82/SR 6/SR 219 Truck concurrency
91.935147.955  SR 209 south (Valley Street)Former southern end of SR 209 concurrency
92.543148.934     
    US 82 west / SR 25 Truck south / SR 219 Truck north (SR 6 west) – Tuscaloosa
Interchange; northern end of US 82/SR 6/SR 219 Truck concurrency; former northern terminus of SR 209
Shelby108.978175.383  SR 139 south – Maplesville, SelmaNorthern terminus of SR 139
Montevallo111.893180.074  SR 119 north – Montevallo, University of Montevallo, American Village, Alabama National CemeterySouthern terminus of SR 119
112.415180.914  SR 155 north – Montevallo, University of Montevallo, American Village, Alabama National CemeterySouthern end of SR 155 concurrency
113.339182.401  SR 155 south – JemisonNorthern end of SR 155 concurrency
Calera118.557190.799  US 31 south (SR 3) – Montgomery, ClantonSouthern end of US 31 concurrency
118.717191.056  US 31 north (SR 3) – BirminghamNorthern end of US 31/SR 3 concurrency
119.525192.357  I-65 – Birmingham, MontgomeryI-65 exit 228
Columbiana129.050207.686  SR 70 west (West College Street) – Alabaster, ColumbianaEastern terminus of SR 70
Harpersville142.820229.847  SR 76 east – Childersburg, SylacaugaWestern terminus of SR 76
147.183236.868   US 231 south / US 280 (SR 38 / SR 53 south) – Birmingham, Childersburg, SylacaugaSouthern end of US 231/SR 53 concurrency
Vincent150.904242.856  US 231 north (SR 53) – Pell City, LincolnNorthern end of US 231/SR 53 concurrency
JeffersonLeeds167.196269.076   US 78 east (SR 4 / Parkway Drive) to I-20Southern end of US 78/SR 4 concurrency
 
  US 78 Truck west (10th Street)
169.276272.423   US 78 west (SR 4 / Parkway Drive) / US 411 begins (9th Street NE)Northern end of US 78/SR 4 concurrency; southern terminus of US 411; northern end of SR 25 as a signed route
SR 25 continues as the unsigned partner route of US 411
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Alabama Department of Transportation, County Milepost Maps, accessed September 2007 Archived June 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Daniels, Malcomb (2012-02-08). "Historical marker honoring Buffalo Rock founder to be dedicated in Shelby County". The Birmingham News.
  3. ^ ALDOT