Alabama State Route 51

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State Route 51 marker

State Route 51
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 114.183 mi[1] (183.760 km)
Existed: 1940 – present
Major junctions
South end: US-84 at New Brockton
  US-231 in northwestern Dale County
US-82 at Midway
US-80 at Marvyn
North end: I-85 / US-29 / US-280 at Opelika
Counties: Coffee, Dale, Barbour, Bullock, Macon, Russell, Lee
Highway system
  • Alabama State Routes
SR-50 SR-52

State Route 51 is a 115-mile-long (185 km) route in the southeastern and east-central part of the state. The southern terminus of the route is at its junction with U.S. Highway 84 near New Brockton. The northern terminus of the route is at an interchange with Interstate 85 and U.S. Highways 29 and 280 at Opelika.

Route description[edit]

While it is signed as a north–south route, the orientation of State Route 51 is rather irregular. From its beginning near New Brockton, the route heads in a northeasterly direction, passing through rural areas and small towns in the southeastern part of the state.

State Route 51 passes through Clio, the birthplace of former Alabama governor George C. Wallace and Baseball Hall of Fame member Don Sutton. At Clio, the route turns briefly turns northward, then resumes its northward trajectory as it leads towards Clayton. At Clayton, the route then turns northwestward then northward as it leads towards Midway.

At Midway, State Route 51 joins U.S. Highway 82 and turns westward. The concurrency of the two routes ends east of Union Springs. State Route 51 then resumes a northeastward trajectory until it approaches Hurtsboro. The route then turns northward, continuing this orientation until it reaches its terminus at Opelika.

When State Route 51 was created in 1940, it covered only the route between Clayton and Midway. The route was extended to its current southern terminus in 1957, and was extended to its current northern terminus in 1986.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Coffee Enterprise 0.000 0.000 US-84 (SR-12)
  4.427 7.125 SR-122 south
  5.779 9.300 SR-167 south South end of SR-167 overlap
  5.888 9.476 SR-167 north North end of SR-167 overlap
Dale   19.254 30.986 US-231 (SR-53)
Ariton 22.725 36.572 SR-123 west South end of SR-123 overlap
23.167 37.284 SR-123 east North end of SR-123 overlap
Barbour Clio 33.584 54.048 SR-10
  39.738 63.952 SR-130 west
Clayton 48.695 78.367 SR-30 east
49.064 78.961 SR-239
49.933 80.359 SR-239
Bullock Midway 64.901 104.448 US-82 east (SR-6) South end of US-82 overlap
  71.560 115.165 US-82 west (SR-6)
No major junctions
Russell Hurtsboro 85.781 138.051 SR-26 east
Lee Marvyn 100.356 161.507 US-80 (SR-8)
Opelika 113.598 182.818 SR-169 south
114.183 183.760 I-85 / US-29 (SR-15) / US-280 (SR-38)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Alabama Department of Transportation. "Milepost Maps". Retrieved June 29, 2011. 

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