Alabama State Route 55

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State Route 55 marker

State Route 55
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 58.758 mi[1] (94.562 km)
Existed: 1940 – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 85 at Florida state line near Florala
  US-331 at Florala
US-29 at Andalusia
US-84 at Andalusia
North end: I‑65 in Georgiana
Location
Counties: Covington, Conecuh, Butler
Highway system
  • Alabama State Routes
SR-54 SR-56

State Route 55 is a 59-mile-long (95 km) route in the southern part of the state. The southern terminus of the route is at the FloridaAlabama state line, where the route continues as State Road 85. The northern terminus of the route is at a junction with State Route 106 at Georgiana in southern Butler County.

Route description[edit]

State Route 55 is a continuation of a route leading northward from Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, Florida. It enters the state at the border town of Florala. As the route heads towards Andalusia, it passes through the Conecuh National Forest.

The route junctions U.S. Highways 29 and 84 at Andalusia, creating a brief wrong-way concurrency, as southbound US-29 shares the same route as northbound State Route 55, as well as westbound US-84. State Route 55 and US-84 are concurrent as they lead northwestwardly from Andalusia. At the small community of River Falls, State Route 55 splits from US-84 and heads northward towards McKenzie, where it joins with U.S. Highway 31. Just south of Georgiana, US-31 splits from the route which continues to its terminus at State Route 106, which connects with Interstate 65.

The route is now a four laned road from its intersection with U.S. 29 just south of Andalusia northward to its termination with AL 106 near Georgiana.[2]

This route is increasing in popularity with travelers headed to the Fort Walton/Destin area.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Covington Florala 0.000 0.000 SR 85 south – Crestview, Destin Florida state line
0.828 1.333 US-331 south (SR-9) to SR-54 east – Samson, Panama City South end of US-331 / SR-9 overlap
1.051 1.691 US-331 north (Sixth Street / SR-9) – Opp, Montgomery, Florala Municipal Airport North end of US-331 / SR-9 overlap
Andalusia 23.539 37.882 Stanley Avenue (SR-15 north) - Andalusia South end of SR-15 overlap
25.449 40.956 US-29 south (SR-15) – Brewton North end of SR-15 overlap; south end of US-29 overlap
Three Notch Street - Andalusia former SR-15 north
28.149 45.301 US-29 north / US-84 east (M.L. King Jr. Expressway / SR-12) – Opp, LBW Community College Andalusia Campus North end of US-29 overlap; south end of US-84 / SR-12 overlap
River Falls 31.449 50.612 US-84 west (SR-12) to I‑65 south – Evergreen north end of US-84 / SR-12 overlap
Red Level 37 60 CR-82 (Gantt-Red Level Road) – Red Level, Gantt
Conecuh
No major junctions
Butler McKenzie 49.431 79.551 US-31 south (SR-3) / South Garland Road – Evergreen, McKenzie South end of US-31 / SR-3 overlap
  53.741 86.488 US-31 (SR-3) – Greenville North end of US-31 / SR-3 overlap
Georgiana 57.275 92.175 SR-106 east – Brantley south end of SR-106 overlap
58.758 94.562 I‑65 / SR-106 west – Mobile, Montgomery I-65 exit 114
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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