Alabama State Route 157

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State Route 157 marker

State Route 157
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length91.061 mi[1] (146.548 km)
Major junctions
South end US 278 / CR 719 east of Cullman
 
North end SR 227 at Tennessee state line near Cloverdale
Location
CountiesCullman, Morgan, Lawrence, Colbert, Lauderdale
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
SR 156SR 158

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.

Route description[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[2][3][4][1]kmDestinationsNotes
Cullman0.0000.000 US 278 (SR 74) / CR 719 – Cullman, GadsdenSouthern terminus; continuation as Cullman County Road 719
Cullman0.6010.967 SR 69 – Cullman, Guntersville, Ave Maria Grotto
5.0818.177 US 31 (2nd Avenue NW / SR 3) – Decatur, Ave Maria Grotto
6.2049.984 I-65 – Birmingham, HuntsvilleI-65 exit 310
LawrenceSpeake29.21147.011 SR 36 – Double Springs, Hartselle
Moulton38.00261.158 SR 24 – Red Bay, Decatur
39.75463.978 SR 33 (Market Street) – Courtland
Hatton49.36879.450 SR 101 – Town Creek
ColbertMuscle Shoals61.28898.633
US 72 Alt. east / SR 20 east (Wheeler Highway) – Decatur, Joe Wheeler State Park
Southern end of US 72 Alt./SR 20 concurrency
63.607102.366
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
67.839109.176 SR 184 (Second Street)
Tennessee RiverSinging River Bridge
LauderdaleFlorence71.175114.545 SR 133 north (Veterans Drive)Interchange; northern end of SR 133 concurrency
72.260116.291 US 43 / US 72 (Florence Boulevard / SR 2 / SR 13 / SR 17 south)Interchange; southern end of SR 17 concurrency
74.359–
75.448
119.669–
121.422
SR 133 south (Cox Creek Parkway) / CR 199 north (Helton Drive) – AthensSouthern end of SR 133 concurrency; southern terminus of CR 199
75.786121.966 SR 17 north (Chisholm Road) – Florence, WaynesboroNorthern end of SR 17 concurrency
76.578123.240 SR 133 north (Cox Creek Parkway) – SavannahNorthern end of SR 133 concurrency
Cloverdale91.061146.548 SR 227 east (Pumping Station Road)Tennessee state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Milepost Map – Lauderdale County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. February 1, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  2. ^ Milepost Map – Cullman County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. January 1, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  3. ^ Milepost Map – Lawrence County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. April 1, 2003. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  4. ^ Milepost Map – Colbert County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. February 1, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2016.

External links[edit]

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