Alabama State Route 157

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State Route 157 marker

State Route 157
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 76 mi[1] (122 km)
Major junctions
South end: US-278 east of Cullman
  SR-69 near Cullman
US-31 at Cullman
I‑65 at Cullman
SR-36 southeast of Moulton
SR-24 at Moulton
SR-101 at Hatton

US-72 Alt. / SR-20 at Muscle Shoals
US-43 / US-72 at Muscle Shoals
North end: SR 227 at Tennessee state line north of Cloverdale
Location
Counties: Cullman, Lawrence, Colbert, Lauderdale
Highway system
  • Alabama State Routes
SR-156 SR-158

State Route 157 (SR-157) is a 76-mile-long (122 km) route in the northern and northwestern parts of the U.S. state of Alabama. The southern terminus of the route is at the junction with U.S. Route 278 (US-278) approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Cullman, and the northern terminus of the route is at the Tennessee state line northwest of Florence. SR-157 continues as Tennessee State Route 227 once it crosses into Tennessee.

Route description[edit]

SR-157 is oriented in a northwestward trajectory from its originating point. This orientation continues for the duration of the route. While the route does not pass through the city limits of Cullman, it serves as a northern bypass of the city that enables motorists on westbound US-278 a quicker and more direct access to northbound Interstate 65 (I-65).

West of I-65, SR-157 serves as a connecting route between Cullman and Florence. This segment of the route is designated as the University of North Alabama Highway, in reference to the institution of higher learning located in Florence.

History[edit]

SR-157 has been four-laned along almost its entire length. This project, which began in the 1980s, was finally completed in the summer of 2007.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Cullman   0.000 0.000 US-278 (SR-74)
  0.601 0.967 SR-69 – Cullman, Guntersville, Ave Maria Grotto
Cullman 5.081 8.177 US-31 (SR-3) – Cullman, Decatur, Ave Maria Grotto
6.204 9.984 I‑65 – Birmingham, Huntsville I-65 exit 310
Lawrence Speake 29.211 47.011 SR-36 – Double Springs, Hartselle
Moulton 38.002 61.158 SR-24 – Red Bay, Decatur
39.754 63.978 SR-33 – Moulton, Courtland
Ne Smith 49.368 79.450 SR-101 – Town Creek
Colbert   61.288 98.633
US-72 Alt. east / SR-20 east – Decatur, Joe Wheeler State Park
south end of US-72 Alt. / SR-20 overlap
  63.607 102.366
US-72 Alt. west / SR-20 west – Tuscumbia, Florence
north end of US-72 Alt. / SR-20 overlap; south end of SR-133 overlap
Muscle Shoals 67.839 109.176 SR-184 (Second Street)
Lauderdale Florence 71.175 114.545 SR-133 north (Veterans Drive) north end of SR-133 overlap
72.260 116.291 US-43 / US-72 (Florence Boulevard / SR-2 / SR-13 / SR-17 south) interchange; south end of SR-17 overlap
74.359–
75.448
119.669–
121.422
SR-133 south (Cox Creek Parkway) – Athens south end of SR-133 overlap
75.786 121.966 SR-17 north (Chisholm Road) – Florence, Waynesboro north end of SR-17 overlap
76.578 123.240 SR-133 north (Cox Creek Parkway) – Savannah north end of SR-133 overlap
  91.061 146.548 SR 227 east Tennessee state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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