Alabama State Route 48

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State Route 48 marker

State Route 48
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 34.321 mi[1] (55.234 km)
Existed: 1940 – present
Major junctions
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
Location
Counties: Clay, Randolph
Highway system
SR 47 SR 49

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.

Route description[edit]

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 ClayRandolph 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.

History[edit]

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 That route has now been replaced by SR 34 from Pell City to Talladega, SR 77 from Talladega to Ashland, and SR 9 from Ashland to Lineville.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.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Milepost Maps (PDF) (Map) (1999 ed.). Alabama Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 1, 2012.