Alabama State Route 55

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State Route 55 marker

State Route 55
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 58.758 mi[1] (94.562 km)
Existed: 1940 – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 85 at the Florida state line near Florala
  US 331 in Florala
US 29 in Andalusia
US 84 in Andalusia
North end: I‑65 in Georgiana
Location
Counties: Covington, Conecuh, Butler
Highway system
SR 54 SR 56

State Route 55 (SR 55) is a 58.758-mile-long (94.562 km) state highway in the southern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. The southern terminus of the highway is at the Florida state line, where the highway continues as Florida State Road 85. The northern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with SR 106 at Georgiana in southern Butler County.

Route description[edit]

SR 55 is a continuation of a route heading northward from Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, Florida. It enters the state at the border town of Florala, where it continues as Florida State Road 85. As the highway heads towards Andalusia, it travels through the Conecuh National Forest.

The highway intersects US 29/US 84 at Andalusia, forming a brief wrong-way concurrency, as southbound US 29 shares the same roadway as northbound SR 55, as well as westbound US 84. SR 55 and US 84 are concurrent as they lead northwesterly from Andalusia. At the small community of River Falls, SR 55 splits from US 84 and heads northward towards McKenzie, where it joins with US 31. Just south of Georgiana, US 31 splits from the route which continues to its terminus at SR 106, which connects with Interstate 65 (I-65).

The route is now a four-lane highway from its intersection with US 29 just south of Andalusia northward to its terminus with SR 106 near Georgiana.[2]

This highway is increasing in popularity with travelers headed to the Fort Walton/Destin area.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Covington Florala 0.000 0.000 SR 85 south – Crestview, Destin Florida state line
0.828 1.333 US 331 south (SR 9) to SR 54 east – Samson, Panama City South end of US 331/SR 9 concurrency
1.051 1.691 US 331 north (Sixth Street / SR 9) – Opp, Montgomery, Florala Municipal Airport North end of US 331/SR 9 concurrency
Andalusia 23.539 37.882 Stanley Avenue (SR 15 north) – Andalusia South end of SR 15 concurrency
25.449 40.956 US 29 south (SR 15) – Brewton North end of SR 15 concurrency; south end of US 29 concurrency
Three Notch Street – Andalusia Former SR 15 north
28.149 45.301 US 29 north / US 84 east (M.L. King Jr. Expressway / SR 12) – Opp, LBW Community College Andalusia Campus North end of US 29 concurrency; south end of US 84/SR 12 concurrency
River Falls 31.449 50.612 US 84 west (SR 12) to I‑65 south – Evergreen North end of US 84/SR 12 concurrency
Red Level 37 60 CR 82 (Gantt-Red Level Road) – Red Level, Gantt
Conecuh
No major junctions
Butler McKenzie 49.431 79.551 US 31 south (SR 3) / South Garland Road – Evergreen, McKenzie South end of US 31/SR 3 concurrency
53.741 86.488 US 31 (SR 3) – Greenville North end of US 31/SR 3 concurrency
Georgiana 57.275 92.175 SR 106 east – Brantley South end of SR 106 concurrency
58.758 94.562 I‑65 / SR 106 west – Mobile, Montgomery Northern terminus; I-65 exit 114
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 Alabama Department of Transportation. "Milepost Maps". Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hwy. 55 connector completed". The Andalusia Star-News.