Alabama State Route 48
|Maintained by ALDOT|
|Length:||34.321 mi (55.234 km)|
|Existed:||1940 – present|
|West end:||SR 9 at Lineville|
|US 431 at Wedowee|
|East end:||SR 5 to SR 100 at Georgia state line southwest of Bowdon, GA|
State Route 48 (SR 48) is a 34.321-mile-long (55.234 km) state highway in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. The western terminus of the highway is at its intersection with SR 9 at Lineville. The highway continues eastward to the Georgia state line, where it continues as Georgia State Route 5.
SR 48 is routed along two-lane roadways for its entire length. It serves as a feeder route to connect Lineville with U.S. Route 431 (US 431), a major north–south highway in the eastern part of the state. East of the Clay–Randolph county line, the highway crosses over Lake Wedowee. The orientation of the route is generally eastward as it travels from Lineville to Wedowee. At Wedowee, SR 48 intersects US 431 and turns to the northeast, continuing this trajectory as it leads to the Georgia state line.
The original routing of SR 48 is quite different from the route that it has today. When the route was formed in 1940, it traveled from Pell City to the Georgia state line east, rather than northeast, of Wedowee. That route has now been replaced by SR 34 from Pell City to Talladega, SR 77 from Talladega to Ashland, and SR 9 from Ashland to Lineville. The old section of SR 48 east of Wedowee is now designated as Randolph County Route 56.
|Clay||Lineville||0.000||0.000||SR 9 (East Main Street)||Western terminus|
|Randolph||Wedowee||15.549||25.024||US 431 south (South Main Street / SR 1) – Roanoke, Opelika||West end of US 431/SR 1 concurrency|
|15.672||25.222||US 431 north (North Main Street / SR 1) – Oxford||East end of US 431/SR 1 concurrency|
|||34.321||55.234||SR 5 north – Bowdon||Georgia state line|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi