U.S. Route 43

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U.S. Route 43 marker

U.S. Route 43
Route information
Length: 410 mi[1] (660 km)
Existed: 1934[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US-90 (Baybridge Rd) in Mobile, AL
 

I‑65 in Saraland, AL
US-80 in Demopolis, AL
US-11 in Eutaw, AL
I‑20 / I‑59 in Tuscaloosa, AL
I‑359 in Tuscaloosa, AL
US-78 in Hamilton, AL
US-72 in Florence, AL

US 64 in Lawrenceburg, TN
North end: US 31 in Columbia, TN
Highway system

U.S. Route 43 is a north–south United States highway that runs for 410 miles (649 km) from Mobile, Alabama to central Tennessee. The highway's southern terminus is in Mobile, Alabama, at U.S. Route 90. Its northern terminus is Columbia, Tennessee, at U.S. Route 31.

Route description[edit]

Alabama[edit]

Between Mobile and Fayette and again from Killen to the Tennessee state line, U.S. 43 is paired with unsigned State Route 13. Between Fayette and Hamilton, U.S. 43 is co-routed with unsigned Alabama State Route 171. Between Hamilton and Florence, the unsigned partner for U.S. 43 is State Route 17. From its beginning in Mobile, Alabama, U.S. 43 passes through the western part of Alabama. It serves as the principal route connecting Mobile and Tuscaloosa, and from Tuscaloosa to Muscle Shoals and Florence. Prior to the completion of Interstate 65, motorists traveling from Mobile to Birmingham followed U.S. 43 to Thomasville; from there, they followed State Route 5 until its junction with U.S. Route 11 near West Blocton.

Except for Mobile, Tuscaloosa, and Muscle Shoals/Florence, U.S. 43 passes through rural areas and small towns.

Prior to the completion of Corridor X in western Alabama, U.S. 43 and U.S. 278 shared a concurrency with U.S. 78 between Guin and Hamilton.

Preliminary talks have indicated that Alabama state officials support a plan to build future Interstate 63 along U.S. 43's route from Mobile to Muscle Shoals via Tuscaloosa. The plan is estimated to cost roughly $1.5 billion and is being spearheaded by U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, who is chairman of the Senate Transportation Subcommittee. The project is expected to help the economies of cities in the Black Belt by connecting communities western Alabama, the Tombigbee Waterway and the Port of Mobile.[2]

Tennessee[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

State County Location Destinations Notes
Alabama Mobile Prichard US-90 (Bay Bridge Road) / SR-13 – Grand Bay, Loxley Southern terminus; south end of concurrency with SR 13; southern terminus of SR 13
Saraland SR-158 west (Industrial Parkway) – Prichard Eastern terminus of SR 158
SR-213 south (Shelton Beach Road) – Prichard Northern terminus of SR 213
Creola I‑65 – Mobile, Montgomery Partial cloverleaf interchange
Washington Wagarville SR-56 west (St. Stephens Avenue) – Chatom Eastern terminus of SR 56
Clarke Jackson SR-177 north (Commerce Street) Southern terminus of SR 177
SR-69 (Coffeeville Road) – Coffeeville Approximately .25 miles west of the southern terminus of SR 69
SR-177 south (College Avenue) Northern terminus of SR 177
Grove Hill US-84 (Grove Hill Avenue) / SR-12 – Coffeeville, Whatley Diamond interchange
Fulton SR-178 east Western terminus of SR 178
Thomasville SR-154 west (Tallahatta Springs Road) – Coffeeville Eastern terminus of SR 154
SR-5 north – Marion Southern terminus of SR 5
Marengo Dixons Mills SR-10 – Butler, Oak Hill
Linden SR-69 south – Nanafalia South end of concurrency with SR 69
SR-28 east (Coats Avenue) – Camden South end of concurrency with SR 28
SR-28 west (Cahaba Avenue) – Bellamy North end of concurrency with SR 28
Providence SR-69 north – Prairieville North end of concurrency with SR 69
Demopolis US-80 east / SR-8 east – Faunsdale South end of concurrency with US 80 and SR 8
US-80 west / SR-8 west – Cuba North end of concurrency with US 80 and SR 8
Greene Eutaw SR-14 east (Greensboro Street) – Greensboro South end of concurrency with SR 14
US-11 south / SR-7 south (Boligee Street) – Boligee South end of concurrency with US 11 and SR 7
SR-14 west (Main Street) – Aliceville North end of concurrency with SR 14
Knoxville I‑20 / I‑59 – Epes, Tuscaloosa Diamond interchange; Exit 52
Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa I‑359 south / US-11 north / SR-7 north / SR-69 south – Birmingham, Greensboro North end of concurrency with US 11 and SR 7; south end of concurrency with SR 69
Northport US-82 east / SR-6 east (McFarland Boulevard) / SR-69 north – Duncanville South end of concurrency with US 82 and SR 6; north end of concurrency with SR 69
US-82 west / SR-6 west (McFarland Boulevard) – Coker North end of concurrency with US 82 and SR 6
SR-171 north – Fayette Southern terminus of SR 171
Fayette Bankston SR-13 north / SR-18 east – Eldridge, Oakman North end of concurrency with SR 13; South end of concurrency with SR 18
Fayette SR-18 west (Columbus Street) / SR-171 south (2nd Avenue) – Vernon, Northport North end of concurrency with SR 18; south end of concurrency with SR 171
SR-129 north – Glen Allen Southern terminus of SR 129
SR-102 east Western terminus of SR 102
Marion Winfield SR-118 east / SR-253 north – Jasper, Twin South end of concurrency with SR 118; southern terminus of SR 253
Guin SR-44 east (7th Street) – Twin Western terminus of SR 44
US-278 west / SR-107 south / SR-118 west / SR-142 west (11th Avenue) – Beaverton, Fayette South end of concurrency with US 278; north end of concurrency with SR 118; northern terminus of SR 107; eastern terminus of SR 142
Hamilton Future I‑22 / US-78 / SR-4 / SR-138 – Brilliant, Carbon Hill, Twin Diamond interchange; Exit 16
SR-17 south (6th Avenue) / SR-171 south (Military Street) – Sulligent South end of concurrency with SR 17; north end of concurrency and northern terminus of SR 171
US-278 east / SR-74 (Bexar Avenue) – Natural Bridge North end of concurrency with US 278
SR-187 north – Hodges, Belgreen Southern terminus of SR 187
Hackleburg SR-172 (School Road) / SR-253 south (Main Street) – Hodges, Bear Creek, Twin Northern terminus of SR 253
Franklin Spruce Pine SR-13 south (Aw Todd Memorial Highway) – Phil Campbell South end of concurrency with SR 13
Russellville SR-24 – Red Bay, Moulton Partial cloverleaf interchange
Colbert Tuscumbia
US-72 west / SR-2 west (Lee Highway) / US-72 Alt. east / SR-20 east / SR-157 south (Joe Wheeler Highway) – Cherokee, Town Creek, Moulton
South end of concurrency with US 72 and SR's 2/20/157
Muscle Shoals SR-184 east (2nd Street) – Sheffield Western terminus of SR 184
Lauderdale Florence SR-20 west (Coffee Road) North end of concurrency with SR 20
SR-17 north (Helton Drive) / SR-157 north – Zip City North end of concurrency with SR's 17/157
SR-133 (Cox Creek Parkway) – Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia
Killen US-72 east / SR-2 east (Lee Highway) – Rogersville, Athens North end of concurrency with US 72 and SR 2
SR-64 east to SR-101 – Lexington Western terminus of SR 64
Alabama/Tennessee state line US 43 / SR 6 (Andrew Jackson Highway) SR-13 Northern terminus of US 43 and SR 13 in Alabama; southern terminus of US 43 and SR 6 in Tennessee
Tennessee Lawrence St. Joseph SR 227 west (Iron City Road) – Iron City South end of concurrency with SR 227
Loretto SR 227 east (Main Street) North end of concurrency with SR 227
Leoma SR 98 south (Rabbit Trail Road) – Bonnertown Northern terminus of SR 98
Lawrenceburg US 64 east / SR 15 east – Pulaski South end of concurrency with US 64 and SR 15
US 64 west / SR 15 west (Gaines Street) to SR 242 (Buffalo Road) – Waynesboro, Iron City North end of concurrency with US 64 and SR 15
Summertown SR 240 west (Monument Road) – Deerfield Eastern terminus of SR 240
Maury SR 20 east – Summertown, Hohenwald Eastern terminus of SR 20
Mt. Pleasant SR 243 north (Main Street) – Columbia Southern terminus of SR 243
SR 166 (1st Avenue) – Pulaski, Hampshire
Columbia
US 412 west / US 412 Bus. / SR 99 (Hampshire Pike)
South end of concurrency with US 412
SR 50 (Williamsport Pike) – Williamsport, Lewisburg
SR 7 – Lyles
US 31 / SR 6 north (Nashville Highway) / US 412 east / SR 99 east (Bear Creek Pike) – Pulaski, Spring Hill, Chapel Hill Northern terminus; north end of concurrency with US 412 and SR's 6/99
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Related routes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Droz, Robert V. U.S. Highways : From US 1 to (US 830). URL accessed 02:55, 4 July 2006 (UTC).
  2. ^ http://www.interstate-guide.com/future.html#063
Browse numbered routes
SR-42 List of state highways in Alabama SR-44
SR 42 TN SR 43