Alabama State Route 69

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State Route 69 marker

State Route 69
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 280.599 mi[1] (451.580 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR-177 in Jackson
  US-80 / SR-8 in Prairieville
I‑20 / I‑59 / I‑359 / US-11 in Tuscaloosa
Future I‑22 / US-78 / SR-4 in Jasper
I‑65 in Dodge City
US-31 / US-278 / SR-74 in Cullman
US-231 / SR-53 in Arab
North end: US-431 / SR-1 / SR-79 in Guntersville
Location
Counties: Clarke, Marengo, Hale, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Cullman, Marshall
Highway system
  • Alabama State Routes
SR-68 SR-70

State Route 69 is a 280.6-mile-long (451.6 km) route that extends from the southwestern to the northeastern parts of the state. The southern terminus of the route is at a junction with State Route 177 at Jackson. The northern terminus of the route is at its junction with U.S. Highway 431 and State Route 79 at Guntersville.

Route description[edit]

State Route 69 has a rather irregular trajectory for much of its route. From its origin at Jackson, the routes leads northwestwardly as it leads through Clarke County. In the northern part of the county, the route turns northeastward as it approaches Linden.

North of Linden, State Route 69 assumes a general northward trajectory, passing through Greensboro as it leads towards Tuscaloosa, the largest city the route passes through. At Tuscaloosa, State Route 69 is routed along Interstate 359 north of the junction of I-359 and Interstate 20/59. I-359 and State Route 69 share a wrong-way concurrency with U.S. Highway 11 as they lead into downtown Tuscaloosa.

North of Tuscaloosa and Northport, State Route 69 continues northward as it leads towards Jasper. At Jasper, State Route 69 and State Route 5 share a wrong-way concurrency along the former route of U.S. Highway 78.

North of Jasper, State Route 69 resumes its northeastward trajectory as it leads towards Cullman. South of Cullman, the route junctions Interstate 65 and shares a five-mile (8 km) long concurrency with the interstate route. State Route 69 is one of only two signed state routes that is co-routed along a stretch of interstate highway in Alabama. (State Route 5, along with U.S. Highway 11, are co-routed with Interstate 20/59 between West Blocton and Bessemer).

As State Route 69 leads northward from Cullman, it continues its northeastward orientation. It passes through Arab before turning eastward as it approaches its terminus at Guntersville.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Clarke Jackson 0.000 0.000 SR-177 (College Avenue) – Alabama Southern Community College
0.632 1.017 US-43 (SR-13) / to Industrial Road – Mobile Interchange
Coffeeville 22.258 35.821 US-84 east (SR-12) – Grove Hill South end of US-84 / SR-12 overlap
22.568 36.320 US-84 west (SR-12) – Silas South end of US-84 / SR-12 overlap
24.679 39.717 SR-154 east – Scotch WMA
Marengo Nanafalia 54.485 87.685 SR-10 – Butler, Camden
Myrtlewood 65.262 105.029 SR-114 west – Myrtlewood
Linden 73.803 118.774 US-43 south (SR-13) – Thomasville, Grove Hill South end of US-43 / SR-13 overlap
75.149 120.941 SR-28 east – Thomaston South end of SR-28 overlap
75.562 121.605 SR-28 west – Livingston North end of SR-28 overlap
Providence 78.095 125.682 US-43 north (SR-13) – Demopolis North end of US-43 / SR-13 overlap
Hale   91.752 147.661 US-80 west (SR-8) – Demopolis South end of US-80 / SR-8 overlap
Prairieville 92.495 148.856 US-80 east (SR-8) – Uniontown North end of US-80 / SR-8 overlap
Greensboro 106.910 172.055 SR-25 south – Faunsdale South end of SR-25 overlap
107.765 173.431 SR-14 west – Eutaw South end of SR-14 overlap
108.114 173.993 SR-14 east – Marion North end of SR-14 overlap
108.387 174.432 SR-25 north North end of SR-25 overlap
  124.039 199.621 SR-60 west – Akron
Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa 143.008 230.149 US-11 north (Skyland Boulevard / SR-7) to US-82 – Tuscaloosa South end of US-11 / SR-7 overlap
143.396 230.773 I‑20 / I‑59 – Meridian, Birmingham South end of I-359 overlap; I-20 / I-59 exit 71; I-359 exit 0
35th Street / Kauloosa Avenue I-359 exit 1
145.602 234.324 US-11 south / US-43 south (15th Street / SR-7 / SR-13) – Stillman College North end of I-359 / US-11 / SR-7 overlap; south end of US-43 / SR-13 overlap; I-359 exit 2 (northbound)
To SR-215 / University Boulevard – University of Alabama
Northport Northport, Airport (5th Street) Interchange
148.454 238.914 US-43 north / US-82 – Fayette, Columbus, Lake Lurleen State Park, Airport, toll bridge to I-20 / I-59 North end of US-43 / SR-13 overlap
Walker   188.348 303.117 SR-18 west – Berry, Fayette
  197.584 317.981 SR-124 west – Carbon Hill
Jasper 198.602 319.619 US-78 (SR-4) to SR-269 future I-22 exit 61
200.512 322.693 SR-269 south to US-78 – Parrish
202.667 326.161 SR-118 west
203.992 328.293 SR-5 north to SR-195 / SR-257 – Double Springs, Haleyville, Walker County Airport Bevill Field Interchange; south end of SR-5 overlap
207.285 333.593 SR-5 south to US-78 – Birmingham North end of SR-5 overlap
Cullman Wilburn 222.416 357.944 SR-91 south
Dodge City 235.217 378.545 I‑65 south – Birmingham South end of I-65 overlap; SR-69 south follows exit 299
Good Hope 239.261 385.053 I‑65 north – Huntsville, Good Hope North end of I-65 overlap; SR-69 north follows exit 304
Cullman 242.961 391.008 US-31 south (SR-3) – Birmingham South end of US-31 / SR-3 overlap
244.174 392.960 US-31 north (2nd Avenue Southwest / SR-3) / US-278 west (3rd Street Southwest / SR-74) to SR-157 – Double Springs North end of US-31 / SR-3 overlap; south end of US-278 / SR-74 overlap
East Point 247.236 397.888 US-278 east (SR-74) – Gadsden North end of US-278 / SR-74 overlap
Cullman 247.949 399.035 SR-157 to I‑65 / US-31 north / US-278 east
Baileyton 261.860 421.423 SR-67 – Decatur, Gadsden
Marshall Arab 267.335 430.234 US-231 (SR-53) Interchange
Guntersville 280.530 451.469 US-431 south / SR-79 south (SR-1)
280.599 451.580 US-431 north / SR-79 north (SR-1) to SR-227
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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