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
  • Alabama State Routes

  • Tennessee State Routes
SR-42 AL SR-44
SR 42 TN SR 43

U.S. Route 43 (US-43, US 43) is a north–south United States Highway that runs for 410 miles (660 km) from Mobile, Alabama, to central Tennessee. The highway's southern terminus is in Mobile, at US 90. Its northern terminus is Columbia, Tennessee, at US 31.

Route description[edit]

Alabama[edit]

Between Mobile and Fayette and again from Killen to the Tennessee state line, US-43 runs concurrently with unsigned State Route 13 (SR-13). Between Fayette and Hamilton, US-43 is concurrent with unsigned SR-171. Between Hamilton and Florence, the unsigned partner for US-43 is SR-17. From its beginning in Mobile US-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 (I-65), motorists traveling from Mobile to Birmingham followed US-43 to Thomasville; from there, they followed SR-5 until its junction with US-11 near West Blocton.

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

Tennessee[edit]

History[edit]

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

Future[edit]

Preliminary talks have indicated that Alabama state officials support a plan to build future I-63 along US-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]

Major intersections[edit]

State County Location Mile km 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 14 mile (0.40 km) 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 Southern end of SR-69 concurrency
SR-28 east (Coats Avenue) – Camden Southern end of SR-28 concurrency
SR-28 west (Cahaba Avenue) – Bellamy Northern end of SR-28 concurrency
Providence SR-69 north – Prairieville Northern end of SR-69 concurrency
Demopolis US-80 east / SR-8 east – Faunsdale Southern end of US-80/SR-8 concurrency
US-80 west / SR-8 west – Cuba Northern end of US-80/SR-8 concurrency
Greene Eutaw SR-14 east (Greensboro Street) – Greensboro Southern end of SR-14 concurrency
US-11 south / SR-7 south (Boligee Street) – Boligee Southern end of US-11/SR-7 concurrency
SR-14 west (Main Street) – Aliceville Northern end of SR-14 concurrency
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 Northern end of US-11/SR-7 concurrency; south end of SR-69 concurrency
Northport US-82 east / SR-6 east (McFarland Boulevard) / SR-69 north – Duncanville Southern end of US-82/SR-6 concurrency; northern end of SR-69 concurrency
US-82 west / SR-6 west (McFarland Boulevard) – Coker Northern end of US-82/SR-6 concurrency
SR-171 north – Fayette Southern terminus of SR-171
Fayette Bankston SR-13 north / SR-18 east – Eldridge, Oakman Northern end of SR-13 concurrency; southern end of SR-18 concurrency
Fayette SR-18 west (Columbus Street) / SR-171 south (2nd Avenue) – Vernon, Northport Northern end of SR-18 concurrency; southern end of SR-171 concurrency
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 Southern end of SR-118 concurrency; 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 Southern end of US-278 concurrency; northern end of SR-118 concurrency; 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 Southern end of SR-17 concurrency; northern end of concurrency and northern terminus of SR-171
US-278 east / SR-74 (Bexar Avenue) – Natural Bridge Northern end of US-278 concurrency
  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 Southern end of SR-13 concurrency
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
Southern end of US-72/SR-2/SR-20/SR-157 concurrency
Muscle Shoals SR-184 east (2nd Street) – Sheffield Western terminus of SR-184
Lauderdale Florence SR-20 west (Coffee Road) Northern end of SR-20 concurrency
SR-17 north (Helton Drive) / SR-157 north – Zip City Northern end of SR-17/SR-157 concurrency
SR-133 (Cox Creek Parkway) – Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia
Killen US-72 east / SR-2 east (Lee Highway) – Rogersville, Athens Northern end of US-72/SR-2 concurrency
  SR-64 east to SR-101 – Lexington Western terminus of SR-64
AlabamaTennessee state line Northern terminus of SR-13 in Alabama
Southern terminus of SR 6 in Tennessee
Tennessee Lawrence St. Joseph SR 227 west (Iron City Road) – Iron City Southern end of SR 227 concurrency
Loretto SR 227 east (Main Street) Northern end of SR 227 concurrency
Leoma SR 98 south (Rabbit Trail Road) – Bonnertown Northern terminus of SR 98
Lawrenceburg US 64 east / SR 15 east – Pulaski Southern end of US 64/SR 15 concurrency
US 64 west / SR 15 west (Gaines Street) to SR 242 (Buffalo Road) – Waynesboro, Iron City Northern end of US 64/SR 15 concurrency
Summertown SR 240 west (Monument Road) – Deerfield Eastern terminus of SR 240
Maury   SR 20 east – Summertown, Hohenwald Eastern terminus of SR 20
Mount 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)
Southern end of US 412 concurrency
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; northern end of concurrency with US 412 and SR 6/SR 99
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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