Alabama State Route 279

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State Route 279 marker

State Route 279
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 9.258 mi[1] (14.899 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 79 in Scottsboro
North end: US 72 in Scottsboro
Location
Counties: Jackson
Highway system
  • Alabama State Routes
US 278 US 280

State Route 279 (SR-279) is a 9-mile-long (14 km) state highway in Jackson County.

Route description[edit]

SR-279 begins at the intersection with SR-79 in Scottsboro. From here, the route heads northeast on South Broad Street, a five-lane road with a center left-turn lane that immediately crosses a Norfolk Southern railroad line. The route runs through wooded areas with some residential and commercial development. Farther northeast, SR-279 curves to the north and comes to an interchange with US-72/SR-2. At this point, SR-279 heads northeast for a concurrency with US-72/SR-2 on a four-lane divided highway, passing a few businesses. The road reaches an interchange with SR-35, where SR-279 splits from US-72/SR-2 and heads northwest along with SR-35 on Veterans Drive, a three-lane road with a center left-turn lane. The road passes through forests before curving north into residential areas. The two routes come to an intersection with US-72 Bus., where SR-35 turns west to join that route while SR-279 turns east to join that route on East Willow Street, a five-lane road with a center left-turn lane. The road heads past businesses, curving to the northeast. The two routes continue through wooded areas of residential and commercial establishments, passing to the southeast of Scottsboro Municipal Airport. US-72 Bus./SR-279 heads into woodland and comes to an end at an interchange with US-72/SR-2 on the border of Scottsboro and Scottsboro.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

SR-279 is routed along the former route of SR-79. In the 1980s, a bypass was constructed around the west side of Scottsboro, which alleviated congestion in the city. When the bypass was completed, SR-79 was routed on the new roadway and SR-279 was created.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Scottsboro, Jackson County.

mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 SR 79
3.124 5.028 US 72 west (SR-2) Begin US-72 concurrency
4.953 7.971 US 72 east (SR-2) / SR 35 east End US-72 concurrency; Begin SR-35 concurrency
5.904 9.502
US 72 Bus. west / SR 35 west
End SR-35 concurrency; begin US-72 Bus. concurrency
9.258 14.899
US 72 (SR-2) / US 72 Bus. west
End US-72 Bus. concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

  1. ^ a b c Milepost Map Jackson County, Alabama (PDF) (Map) (1999 ed.). Alabama Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ General Highway Map Jackson County, Alabama (PDF) (Map) (2006 ed.). Alabama Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ Google (September 2, 2012). "overview of Alabama State Route 279" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 2, 2012.