Alabama State Route 157

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State Route 157 marker

State Route 157
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 91.061 mi[1] (146.548 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 278 east of Cullman
 
North end: SR 227 at Tennessee state line near Cloverdale
Location
Counties: Cullman, Lawrence, Colbert, Lauderdale
Highway system
SR 156 SR 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, and 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]

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. 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]

County Location mi[2][3][4][1] km Destinations Notes
Cullman 0.000 0.000 US 278 (SR 74) – Cullman, Gadsden Southern terminus
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
49.368 79.450 SR 101 – Town Creek
Colbert 61.288 98.633
US 72 Alt. east / SR 20 east (Wheeler Highway) – Decatur, Joe Wheeler State Park
Southern end of US 72 Alt./SR 20 concurrency
63.607 102.366
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
Muscle Shoals 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
74.359–
75.448
119.669–
121.422
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
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

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]

Route map: Google

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