Alabama State Route 210

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State Route 210 marker

State Route 210
Ross Clark Circle
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 13.766 mi[1] (22.154 km)
Major junctions
Beltway around Dothan
  US 231
US 84
US 431
SR 52
SR 53
(junctions are listed clockwise from south)
Counties: Houston
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
SR 209 SR 211

State Route 210 or SR-210, also known as Ross Clark Circle or simply "The Circle" to locals, is a route overlaid by US-84, US-231, and US-431 encircling Dothan, Alabama in Houston County. For many years, the AL-210 designation appeared on state road maps but was not actually signed as such. This has changed in recent years and today the AL-210 designation is noted on signs along with the US Routes that share its circumference of Dothan.

Route description[edit]

Ross Clark Circle on Dothan's east side

SR-210 is highly developed and heavily used both by those who live and work in Dothan and by motorists bound for beach destinations in Florida who use it as a bypass of the city. It is a divided four-lane highway and carries a speed limit of 50 mph (80 km/h) for its entire circumference. As with all other state highways in Alabama, mile markers are posted along the route. Numbering begins and ends at the intersection with US-231/ South Oates Street on the south side of the city.

The road was constructed in the late 1950s and was made possible by former Alabama governor "Big Jim" Folsom who authorized the state expenditures. He directed that the road be named for Ross Clark, Folsom's favorite brother-in-law, who had committed suicide in 1955.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Dothan, Houston County.

mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0
US 231 / US 231 Bus. north / US 431 Bus. north (South Oates Street) / SR 1 / US 431 north
Zero milepost; Begin concurrency with US-231; End concurrency with US-431; Southern terminus of US-431
1.793 2.886 SR 52
3.370 5.423
US 84 / SR 12 / US 84 Bus. east (West Main Street)
Begin concurrency with US-84
4.904 7.892
US 231 / US 231 Bus. south (Montgomery Highway) / SR 53
End concurrency with US-231
7.062 11.365
US 431 / US 431 Bus. south / SR 1 (Reeves Street)
Begin concurrency with US-431
9.967 16.040 SR 52
10.442 16.805
US 84 / US 84 Bus. west / SR 12 (East Main Street)
End concurrency with US-84
12.173 19.591 SR 53
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Milepost Map of Houston County (PDF) (Map). Cartography by ALDOT Bureau of Transportation Planning, Survey & Mapping Division. Alabama Department of Transportation. 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-03-25.