Alabama State Route 157
This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (December 2013)
|Maintained by ALDOT|
|Length||91.061 mi (146.548 km)|
|South end||US 278 / CR 719 east of Cullman|
|North end||SR 227 at Tennessee state line near Cloverdale|
|Counties||Cullman, Morgan, Lawrence, Colbert, Lauderdale|
State Route 157 (SR 157) is a 91.061-mile-long (146.548 km) state highway in the northern and northwestern parts of the U.S. state of Alabama. The southern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with U.S. Route 278 (US 278) approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Cullman, where it continues as County Road 719.The northern terminus of the highway is at the Tennessee state line northwest of Florence. SR 157 continues as Tennessee State Route 227 (SR 227) once it crosses into Tennessee.
State Route 157 begins at a 4-way stop with US 278. South of the 4-way stop, the road continues as Cullman County Road 719.
SR 157 is oriented in a northwestward trajectory from its southern terminus. This orientation continues for the entire length of the highway. While it does not travel through the city limits of Cullman, it serves as a northern bypass of the city that enables motorists on westbound US 278 a quicker and more direct access to northbound Interstate 65 (I-65).
West of I-65, SR 157 serves as a connecting route between Cullman and Florence via Moulton, crossing Battleground Mountain in Battleground; northbound descends the mountain while southbound ascends it. This segment of the highway is designated as the University of North Alabama Highway, in reference to the institution of higher learning located in Florence.
SR 157 has been four-laned along almost its entire length. This project, which began in the 1980s, was finally completed in the summer of 2007.
|Cullman||||0.000||0.000||US 278 (SR 74) / CR 719 – Cullman, Gadsden||Southern terminus; continuation as Cullman County Road 719|
|Cullman||0.601||0.967||SR 69 – Cullman, Guntersville, Ave Maria Grotto|
|5.081||8.177||US 31 (2nd Avenue NW / SR 3) – Decatur, Ave Maria Grotto|
|6.204||9.984||I-65 – Birmingham, Huntsville||I-65 exit 310|
|Lawrence||Speake||29.211||47.011||SR 36 – Double Springs, Hartselle|
|Moulton||38.002||61.158||SR 24 – Red Bay, Decatur|
|39.754||63.978||SR 33 (Market Street) – Courtland|
|Hatton||49.368||79.450||SR 101 – Town Creek|
US 72 Alt. east / SR 20 east (Wheeler Highway) – Decatur, Joe Wheeler State Park
|Southern end of US 72 Alt./SR 20 concurrency|
US 72 Alt. west / SR 20 west / SR 133 begins / CR 57 south (3 Mile Lane) – Tuscumbia, Florence
|Northern end of US 72 Alt./SR 20 concurrency; southern end of SR 133 concurrency; northern terminus of CR 57|
|67.839||109.176||SR 184 (Second Street)|
|Tennessee River||Singing River Bridge|
|Lauderdale||Florence||71.175||114.545||SR 133 north (Veterans Drive)||Interchange; northern end of SR 133 concurrency|
|72.260||116.291||US 43 / US 72 (Florence Boulevard / SR 2 / SR 13 / SR 17 south)||Interchange; southern end of SR 17 concurrency|
|SR 133 south (Cox Creek Parkway) / CR 199 north (Helton Drive) – Athens||Southern end of SR 133 concurrency; southern terminus of CR 199|
|75.786||121.966||SR 17 north (Chisholm Road) – Florence, Waynesboro||Northern end of SR 17 concurrency|
|76.578||123.240||SR 133 north (Cox Creek Parkway) – Savannah||Northern end of SR 133 concurrency|
|Cloverdale||91.061||146.548||SR 227 east (Pumping Station Road)||Tennessee state line|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Milepost Map – Lauderdale County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. February 1, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
- Milepost Map – Cullman County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. January 1, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
- Milepost Map – Lawrence County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. April 1, 2003. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
- Milepost Map – Colbert County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. February 1, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2016.