Alabama State Route 51

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State Route 51 marker

State Route 51
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 114.183 mi[1] (183.760 km)
Existed: 1940 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 84 at New Brockton
  US 231 in northwestern Dale County
US 82 at Midway
US 80 at Marvyn
North end: I‑85 / US 29 / US 280 at Opelika
Location
Counties: Coffee, Dale, Barbour, Bullock, Macon, Russell, Lee
Highway system
SR 50 SR 52

State Route 51 (SR 51) is a 114.183-mile-long (183.760 km) state highway in the southeastern and east-central parts of the U.S. state of Alabama. The southern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with U.S. Route 84 (US 84) near New Brockton. The northern terminus of the highway is at an interchange with I-85/US 29/US 280 at Opelika.

Route description[edit]

While it is signed as a north–south route, the orientation of SR 51 is rather irregular. From its southern terminus near New Brockton, the highway heads in a northeasterly direction, traveling through rural areas and small towns in the southeastern part of the state.

SR 51 travels through Clio, the birthplace of former Alabama governor George C. Wallace and Baseball Hall of Fame member Don Sutton. At Clio, the highway turns briefly turns northward, then resumes its northward trajectory as it heads towards Clayton. At Clayton, the highway then turns northwestward then northward as it heads towards Midway.

At Midway, SR 51 joins US 82 and turns westward. The concurrency of the two highways ends east of Union Springs. SR 51 then resumes a northeastward trajectory until it approaches Hurtsboro. The highway then turns northward, continuing this orientation until it reaches its northern terminus at Opelika.

History[edit]

When SR 51 was formed in 1940, it covered only the route between Clayton and Midway. The highway was extended to its current southern terminus in 1957, and was extended to its current northern terminus in 1986.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Coffee Enterprise 0.000 0.000 US 84 (SR 12) – Enterprise Southern terminus
Clintonville 4.427 7.125 SR 122 west – New Brockton
5.779 9.300 SR 167 south – Enterprise South end of SR 167 concurrency
5.888 9.476 SR 167 north – Troy North end of SR 167 concurrency
Dale 19.254 30.986 US 231 (SR 53) – Troy, Ozark
Ariton 22.725 36.572 SR 123 north – Troy South end of SR 123 concurrency
23.167 37.284 SR 123 south – Ozark North end of SR 123 concurrency
Barbour Clio 33.584 54.048 SR 10 – Brundidge, Abbeville
Louisville 39.738 63.952 SR 130 west – Troy
Clayton 48.695 78.367 SR 30 east – Eufaula
49.064 78.961 SR 239 south to SR 30 / West Louisville Avenue – Clayton, Eufaula South end of SR 239 concurrency
49.933 80.359 SR 239 north / North Midway Street – Smuteye, Clayton, Ventress Correctional Facility North end of SR 239 concurrency
Bullock Midway 64.901 104.448 US 82 east (SR 6) / CR 47 north – Eufaula South end of US 82/SR 6 concurrency
71.560 115.165 US 82 west (SR 6) – Union Springs, Montgomery North end of US 82/SR 6 concurrency
Macon
No major junctions
Russell Hurtsboro 85.781 138.051 SR 26 east to CR 49 / Main Street – Seale
Lee Marvyn 100.356 161.507 US 80 (SR 8)
Opelika 113.598 182.818 SR 169 south – Crawford[disambiguation needed]
114.183 183.760 I‑85 / US 29 / US 280 (SR 15 / SR 38) – Montgomery, Atlanta Northern terminus; I-85 exit 60
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alabama Department of Transportation. "Milepost Maps". Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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