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Hello and welcome to the Alabama State Routes Task Force of WikiProject U.S. Roads. If you would like to help, please jump in and start adding or editing.

List page: List of state highways in Alabama
Redirect completion list: Completion list

Scope and goalsEdit

This project covers all notable roads in Alabama, including state highways and some major county and local roads. The goal is to organize, standardize, and expand the articles on highways in Alabama to be a broad, comprehensive, and recognized resource.

How you can helpEdit

AssessmentEdit


Recognized contentEdit

ResourcesEdit

Structure and standardsEdit

Articles should follow WP:USRD/STDS.

Naming conventionsEdit

The following names and abbreviations should be used, as they are the forms commonly used by ALDOT; see WP:USSH for information on how to apply them.

Official name Article title Abbreviation
State Route X Alabama State Route X SR-X
U.S. Highway X U.S. Route X in Alabama
(for consistency with other states)
US-X
Interstate X Interstate X in Alabama
(for multi-state routes)
I-X

ShieldsEdit

The various shield graphics are located in Category:Alabama State Route shields on Commons. {{jct}} can create the various links to highway articles with the appropriate shield graphics for use in the infobox or junction lists.

CategoriesEdit

All state highways should include the category tag: [[Category:State highways in Alabama|nnnA]] where nnn is a 3-digit route number, and A is the letter designation if any (e.g. SR-1A is "001A", SR-2 is "002"). Also place the article in the category for any counties and cities it passes through, with a sort key of - for example - "State Route 001A" (for SR-1A), "U.S. Highway 80-2" (for US-280), or "Interstate 59-4" (for I-459). Use Category:Interstate Highways in Alabama for highways that are also part of the Interstate Highway System in the state and Category:U.S. Highways in Alabama for highways that are also part of the U.S. Highway System in the state.

TemplatesEdit

InfoboxEdit

Use {{infobox road}} or {{infobox road junction}} as needed for articles. The state parameters should contain the state's postal abbreviation. The type codes are the same as for the junction template below.

Junction templateEdit

Use {{jct}} to create the entries in a junction list section for the article, or the junction list in the infobox. To use, insert {{jct|state=AL|type|number}} into the article. If two to four highways are needed, use {{jct|state=AL|type|first number|type|second number}}. Types can be I for Interstates, US for US Routes or AL for state routes. Further instructions can be found on the documentation page.

StubEdit

{{Alabama-road-stub}}

Place at the bottom of Alabama road stubs.

Project bannerEdit

Place the following on the talk page for articles {{WikiProject U.S. Roads|state=AL}}

WikiProject U.S. Roads (Rated NA-class)
This page is within the scope of the U.S. Roads WikiProject, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to state highways and other major roads in the United States. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
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User templatesEdit

{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Alabama Highways/Userbox}}

 
This user edits articles about Alabama State Routes.

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