Alabama State Route 21

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State Route 21 marker

State Route 21
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 279.296 mi[1] (449.483 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 97 at the Florida state line
  US-31 in Atmore
I‑65 north of Atmore
US-84 in Monroeville
US-31 in Montgomery
US-80 in Montgomery
US-82 in Montgomery
I‑65 in Montgomery
US-331 in Montgomery
US-231 in Montgomery
I‑85 in Montgomery
US-280 in Sylacauga
I‑20 in Oxford
US-78 / US-431 in Oxford
North end: SR-9 at Piedmont
Location
Counties: Escambia, Monroe, Wilcox, Lowndes, Montgomery, Elmore, Coosa, Talladega
Highway system
  • Alabama State Routes
SR-20 I-22

State Route 21 is a 279-mile (449 km) state highway that extends from Piedmont in Calhoun County to the Florida state line near Atmore in Escambia County. The route runs almost the entire length of the state from the northeast to the southwest. It is the longest signed state route in Alabama.

Route description[edit]

Starting at a junction with SR-9 in Piedmont, the route runs southwest through Jacksonville, Anniston, Talladega and Sylacauga. The route passes close to the Talladega Superspeedway and the Talladega National Forest. After Sylacauga the road is co-routed with U.S. Highway 231 as it heads almost directly south towards the state capital, Montgomery. Southeastroads.com gives this opinion on the part of the highway through Montgomery:

"Alabama 21 gets lost in the confusion on the Boulevards of Montgomery. Quite a lack of respect for a state route that begins at the Florida state line and does not end until northeast of Anniston."

The highway is co-routed with U.S. Highways 82 and 80 around the Montgomery city center, then diverges southwest of the city. The route proceeds through Oak Hill and Beatrice to Monroeville in Monroe County, and is co-routed with SR-47 for part of this section. The route then runs continued southwest through Frisco City and Atmore to the Florida state border, where the road becomes State Road 97. The route is paved throughout and often multi-lane. Counties traversed by the route include Calhoun, Talladega, Coosa, Elmore, Montgomery, Lowndes, Wilcox, Monroe and Escambia.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Escambia Atmore 0.000 0.000 SR 97 south – Pensacola Florida state line
1.888 3.038 US-31 (Nashville Avenue / SR-3) – Mobile, Brewton
  8.122 13.071 I‑65 – Mobile, Montgomery I-65 exit 57
Monroe Uriah 22.372 36.004 SR-59 south – Stockton, Upper Delta Wildlife Management Area
Frisco City
SR-21 Truck north (Bowden Street) / CR-18 (Wild Fork Road)

SR-21 Truck south (Highway 21 By-Pass)
  38.087 61.295
US-84 / SR-41 south / SR-47 Truck south (SR-12) – Grove Hill, Evergreen
Southern end of SR-41 / SR-47 Truck concurrency
Ollie 38.517 61.987 SR-136 to I‑65 north
Monroeville 40.864 65.764
SR-21 Bus. north / SR-41 north (South Alabama Avenue) – Old Courthouse Museum
Northern end of SR-41 concurrency
43.128 69.408
SR-21 Bus. south / SR-47 south (Pineville Road) – Monroeville
Southern end of SR-47 concurrency; northern end of Truck SR-47 concurrency (it ends at this intersection)
Beatrice 59.336 95.492 SR-265 north (Bryan Street) – Vredenburgh, Camden
Riley 64.357 103.573 SR-47 north – Greenville Northern end of SR-47 concurrency
Wilcox Oak Hill 78.965 127.082 SR-10 – Camden, Greenville
  84.111 135.364 SR-28 west – Camden
Elm Bluff 85.183 137.089 SR-89 north – Selma
Lowndes   102.222 164.510 SR-283 south / CR-7 north – Greenville
Hayneville 120.503 193.931 SR-97 (Commerce Street) – Lowndesboro, Letohatchee
  127.864 205.777 US-80 west (SR-8) – Selma Southern end of US-80 / SR-8 concurrency
Montgomery Montgomery 138.043 222.159 US-31 south (SR-3) / US-80 east (SR-8) to I‑65 – Mobile, Hope Hull interchange; southern end of US-31 / SR-3 concurrency; northern end of US-80 / SR-8 concurrency
139.276 224.143 US-31 north (West Boulevard / SR-3) / Selma-Mobile Highway – H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Northern end of US-31 / SR-3 concurrency
139.836 225.044 I‑65 / US-80 west / US-82 west (SR-6 west / SR-8 west) to I‑85 – Birmingham, Atlanta, Selma, Mobile, Tuscaloosa I-65 exit 168; southern end of US-80 / US-82 / SR-6 / SR-8 concurrency
141.419 227.592 US-331 south (Court Street / SR-9) – Luverne Southern end of SR-9 concurrency
145.315 233.862 US-82 east / US-231 south (Troy Highway / SR-6 east / SR-53 south) – Union Springs, Troy, Ozark, Dothan, H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College northern end of US-82 / SR-6 concurrency; southern end of US-231 / SR-53 concurrency
148.423 238.864 I‑85 / US-80 east (SR-8 east) to I‑65 – Montgomery, Atlanta, Tuskegee I-85 exit 6; north end of US-80 / SR-8 overlap
149.8[2] 241.1 Atlanta Highway - Faulkner University interchange; former US-80 east / SR-8 east
152.883 246.041 To I‑65 (via SR-152 west) / Congressman William L. Dickinson Drive – Birmingham, Mobile, Airport, Maxwell AFB Gunter Annex, Alabama National Guard Headquarters interchange
Elmore Wetumpka To SR-111 / South Main Street south end of SR-111 Truck overlap
163.340 262.870 SR-170 east – Tallassee
Company Street - Downtown Wetumpka Historical District former SR-14 west
163.681 263.419
SR-14 / SR-111 Truck north (Coosa River Parkway / Tallassee Highway) – Prattville, Tallassee, Wetumpka Sports Complex
north end of SR-111 Truck overlap
164.428 264.621 SR-9 north – Santuck, Central Northern end of SR-9 concurrency
Coosa Rockford 188.890 303.989 SR-22
Talladega Sylacauga 207.585 334.076 US-231 north / US-280 (SR-38 / SR-53) – Airport Northern end of US-231 / SR-53 concurrency
209.581 337.288 SR-148 east (3rd Street)
Winterboro 220.745 355.255 SR-76 west
Talladega 227.879 366.736 SR-275 north to SR-77
230.454 370.880 SR-77 north (East Street) – Talladega Superspeedway, International Motorsports Hall of Fame Southern end of SR-77 concurrency
231.631 372.774 SR-77 south (Haynes Street) – Central Alabama Community College Northern end of SR-77 concurrency
  234.805 377.882 SR-275 south – Sylacauga
Calhoun Oxford 250.915 403.809 I‑20 – Birmingham, Atlanta I-20 exit 185
251.266 404.373 US-78 / US-431 south (Hamric Drive / SR-1 / SR-4) – Heflin Southern end of US-431 / SR-1 concurrency
Anniston 254.373 409.374 SR-202 west (8th Street)
257.245 413.996 US-431 north (SR-1) – Gadsden Northern end of US-431 / SR-1 concurrency
Anniston Eastern Bypass interchange under construction
Jacksonville 267.730 430.870 SR-204 west (Nisbet Street) – Angel, Crystal Springs
Piedmont 278.466 448.148 SR-200 east to US-278 – Centre, Cedartown
279.296 449.483 SR-9 (Main Street) – Centre, Cedartown, Heflin
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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