Alabama State Route 113
|Maintained by ALDOT|
|Length:||15.457 mi (24.876 km)|
|Existed:||1979 – present|
|South end:||US 29 at the Florida state line in Flomaton|
|US-29 / US-31 in Flomaton|
|North end:||I-65 at Barnett Crossroads|
State Route 113 is a 16-mile-long (26 km) route in Escambia County in the southern part of the state. The southern terminus of the route is at the Florida state line, when U.S. Highway 29 crosses into Alabama from Century into Flomaton. The northern terminus of the route is at its interchange with Interstate 65 at Barnett Crossroads in north-central Escambia County.
The first reassurance marker for State Route 113 appears along U.S. Highway 29 just north of the Florida-Alabama state line. One mile north of the border, US-29 and State Route 113 begin a concurrency with U.S. Highway 31 as they move northeastwardly out of Flomaton. East of Flomaton, State Route 113 diverts from US-29 and 31 and leads motorists towards its terminus at Interstate 65.
The entire route is in Escambia County.
|Flomaton||0.000||0.000||US 29||Continuation into Florida (concurrent with US 29)|
|0.807||1.299||US-31 south (SR-3)||South end of US 31 concurrency|
|1.947||3.133||US-29 / US-31 north (SR-3)||North end of concurrencies with US 29 and US 31|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
State Route 113 is a major evacuation route for residents of the Pensacola metropolitan area seeking to flee incoming hurricanes. As such, the state of Alabama is currently planning to widen the road to a four-lane divided highway status from Flomaton to Interstate 65. Though the road is in Alabama, neighboring Escambia County, Florida has agreed to contribute $4 million to the project due to the benefits the widened road will provide to its citizens.
On November 12, 2008, Gov. Bob Riley and Alabama Transportation Director Joe McInnes cut the ribbon opening up the new 13.5-mile (21.7 km), four-lane highway. The project opened a month ahead of schedule.
Not only does the new project make it safer and more efficient for evacuations from hurricanes, officials hope that the improved roadway will help bolster economic development opportunities for the coastal region.