Alabama State Route 68

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State Route 68 marker

State Route 68
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 52.926 mi[1] (85.176 km)
Major junctions
West end: Alabama 75.svg SR-75 near Albertville
  I-59.svg I-59 at Collinsville
US 11.svgAlabama 7.svg US-11/SR-7 at Collinsville
US 411.svgAlabama 25.svg US-411/SR-25 at Leesburg
East end: Georgia 114.svg GA 114 at Georgia state line near Gaylesville
Counties: Marshall, DeKalb, Cherokee
Highway system
  • Alabama State Routes
SR-67 SR-69

State Route 68 is a 53-mile-long (85 km) route in the northeastern part of the state. The western terminus of the route is at its junction with State Route 75 slightly northeast of Albertville. The route continues until it reaches the Alabama-Georgia state line becoming State Route Georgia State Route 114 once it enters the Peach State.

Route description[edit]

State Route 68 begins at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains northeast of Albertville. There are numerous curves along the route as it passes through DeKalb County. The route maintains a generally eastward trajectory between Albertville and Collinsville. East of its junction with U.S. Highway 11, the route turns southeastwardly, continuing this orientation until it approaches Leesburg.

At Leesburg, State Route 68 and U.S. Highway 411 junction and begin a five-mile (8 km) concurrency[2] as they cross Weiss Lake and Dam and approach Centre. State Route 68 diverts from US-411 and creates a concurrency with State Route 9 as the two routes again cross the lake, diverting from each other at Cedar Bluff. From there, State Route 68 travels northeastwardly as it approaches the Alabama-Georgia state line.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Marshall   0.000 0.000 SR-75 – Albertville
DeKalb Kilpatrick 4.810 7.741 SR-168 west – Boaz
Crossville 9.850 15.852 SR-227 south West end of SR-227 overlap
10.079 16.221 SR-227 north – Geraldine East end of SR-227 overlap
Collinsville 18.767 30.203 I‑59 – Chattanooga, Gadsden I-59 exit 205
20.001 32.188 US-11 north (SR-7) – Fort Payne West end of US-11 overlap
20.569 33.103 US-11 south (SR-7) – Attalla East end of US-11 overlap
  24.094 38.776 SR-176 east / CR-3 south – Little River Canyon
Cherokee Leesburg 29.269 47.104 SR-273 north – Blanche, Little River Canyon Mouth Park, Little River Canyon
30.319 48.794 US-411 south (SR-25) – Gadsden West end of US-411 overlap
Centre 33.640 54.138 US-411 north (SR-25) – Centre East end of US-411 overlap; west end of US-411 Truck overlap
35.854 57.701
US-411 Truck north / SR-283
east end of US-411 Truck overlap
36.071 58.051 SR-9 south West end of SR-9 overlap
Cedar Bluff 41.301 66.468 SR-9 north – Rome, GA East end of SR-9 overlap
Gaylesville 46.040 74.094 SR-35 – Fort Payne, Rome, GA, Little River Canyon
  52.926 85.176 SR 114 east – Summerville Georgia state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi