Alabama State Route 40

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State Route 40 marker

State Route 40
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 21.184 mi[1] (34.092 km)
Existed: 1958 – present
Major junctions
West end: Alabama 35.svg SR-35 south of Scottsboro
  Alabama 71.svg SR-71 near Dutton
Alabama 75.svg SR-75 at Henagar
East end: Alabama 117.svg SR-117 at Hammondville
Highway system
  • Alabama State Routes
SR-39 SR-41

State Route 40 is a 21-mile-long (34 km) route in the northeastern part of the state. The western terminus of the route is at its junction with State Route 35 near Scottsboro. The eastern terminus of the route is at its junction with State Route 117 at Hammondville, just north of the junction of State Route 117 with Interstate 59.

Route description[edit]

From its origin south of Scottsboro, State Route 40 travels across the base of Lookout Mountain. The narrow, twisty roadway continues until the route reaches Dutton in western DeKalb County. East of Dutton, the roadway has fewer curves as it continues across the county. While State Route 40 does not directly intersect Interstate 59, there is direct access to I-59 via State Route 117 approximately one mile southeast of the eastern terminus of the route.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Jackson   0.000 0.000 SR-35 – Section, Scottsboro
  6.936 11.162 SR-71 – Trenton, Section, Pisgah
DeKalb Henagar 14.941 24.045 SR-75 – Trenton, Rainsville
  21.184 34.092 SR-117
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alabama Department of Transportation. "Milepost Maps". Retrieved June 11, 2011.