Alabama State Route 17

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State Route 17 marker

State Route 17
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 346.562 mi[1] (557.737 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 45 / US 98 / SR 42 in Mobile
  I‑65 at Mobile
I‑20 / I‑59 in York
US 82 / SR 6 in Reform
I‑22 in Hamilton
US 72 / SR 2 in Florence
North end: SR 13 at Tennessee state line north of Zip City
Location
Counties: Mobile, Washington, Choctaw, Sumter, Pickens, Lamar, Marion, Franklin, Colbert, Lauderdale
Highway system
SR 16 SR 18

State Route 17 (SR-17) is a 346.562-mile-long (557.737 km) state highway that travels the length of the state. Between Mobile and Deer Park in Washington County, SR 17 is the unsigned partner route assigned to U.S. Route 45 (US 45), and from Hamilton to Florence, it serves as the signed partner route assigned to US 43.

Route description[edit]

The southern terminus of US 45 and SR 17 is at their intersection with US 98 and unsigned SR 42 in Mobile. US 45 and SR 17 assume a northwestward trajectory as they leave Mobile heading towards the Mississippi state line. Approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) north of an interchange with Interstate 65 (I-65) northwest of downtown Mobile, the routes quickly enter rural areas of Mobile County via a two-lane highway. Near the small community of Deer Park in southern Washington County, SR 17 diverts from US 45 and becomes a signed route.

After the split from US 45, SR 17 assumes a general northerly orientation as it passes through rural areas and small towns in western Alabama. The route passes through the Black Belt, historically one of the poorer areas of the state. After leaving Mobile, the route does not pass through any towns whose population exceeds 5,000 until it approaches Hamilton in Marion County. At Hamilton, SR 17 once again becomes an unsigned route upon the second junction it has with US 43; US 45 and SR 17 are the southern terminus of US 43 in Mobile.

Between Hamilton and Muscle Shoals, SR 17 is a signed route. At Muscle Shoals, US 43, SR 17 and SR 13 intersect US 72 and several other state routes. At this point, SR 17 once again becomes a signed route as it leads through Muscle Shoals and Florence as it heads towards its northern terminus at the Tennessee state line, where it becomes Tennessee State Route 13.

History[edit]

SR 17 was designated in 1940 between Kennedy and York. In 1952, the route was extended south to Mobile; from York to Deer Park, SR 29 was renumbered as part of SR 17, and from Deer Park to Mobile the route traveled concurrently with US 45. SR 17 was extended north to the Tennessee state line in 1956. To accomplish this, SR 17 replaced old SR 19 up to Hamilton, was concurrent with US 43 up to Florence, and replaced old SR 34 the rest of the way to the Tennessee state line.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Mobile Mobile 0.000 0.000 US 45 begins / US 98 Southern end of US 45 concurrency
Prichard 4.340 6.985 I‑65 I-65 exit 6
6.297 10.134 SR 213 north
6.477 10.424 SR 217 north
9.618 15.479 SR 158 Interchange
Washington Deer Park 43.054 69.289 US 45 north Northern end of US 45 concurrency
Chatom 59.848 96.316 SR 56 east Southern end of SR 56 concurrency
59.897 96.395 SR 56 west Northern end of SR 56 concurrency
Choctaw Silas 84.206 135.516 US 84
Butler 108.735 174.992 SR 10
Jachin 119.536 192.375 SR 156 east
Sumter 136.581 219.806 US 80 Interchange
York 140.392 225.939 US 11
142.717 229.681 I‑20 / I‑59 I-20/I-59 exit 8
151.013 243.032 SR 28 east
162.215 261.060 SR 116 east – Gainesville
Pickens 179.671 289.152 SR 32 west
Aliceville 189.116 304.353 SR 14 west Western end of SR 14 concurrency
189.402 304.813 SR 14 east Eastern end of SR 14 concurrency
Carrollton 199.975 321.829 SR 86 west Southern end of SR 86 concurrency
200.030 321.917 SR 86 east Northern end of SR 86 concurrency
Reform 209.739 337.542 US 82 west Western end of US 82 concurrency
209.881 337.771 US 82 east Eastern end of US 82 concurrency
Lamar Kennedy 224.585 361.435 SR 96 east Eastern end of SR 96 concurrency
Millport 228.843 368.287 SR 96 west Western end of SR 96 concurrency
Vernon 243.195 391.384 SR 18
Sulligent 254.004 408.780 US 278
266.778 429.338 SR 19 north
Marion 274.006 440.970 I‑22 I-22 exit 11
Hamilton 277.539 446.656
US 43 south / US 78 Alt. east / US 278 west
Southern end of US 43, US 78 Alt., and US 278 concurrencies
277.871 447.190
US 78 Alt. west / US 278 east
Northern end of US 78 Alt. and US 278 concurrencies
283.176 455.728 SR 187 north
Hackleburg 291.677 469.409 SR 172 / SR 253 south
Franklin 301.661 485.476 SR 13 Southern end of SR 13 concurrency
Russellville 308.255 496.088 SR 24 Interchange
Colbert Muscle Shoals 325.257 523.450
US 72 west / US 72 Alt. east / SR 20 east – Corinth, Tuscumbia, Decatur
Southern end of US 72/SR 20 concurrency
328.585 528.806 SR 184 east
Tennessee River 330.265 531.510 O'Neal Bridge
Lauderdale Florence 331.012 532.712 SR 20 west Interchange; northern end of SR 20 concurrency
332.850 535.670 US 43 north / US 72 east / SR 13 north
SR 157 south
Interchange; northern end of US 43, US 72, and SR 13 concurrencies; southern end of SR 157 concurrency
335.030 539.179 SR 133 south Eastern end of SR 133 concurrency
335.368 539.722 SR 133 north / SR 157 north Northern end of SR 157 concurrency; western end of SR 133 concurrency
346.562 557.737 SR 13 north Continuation into Tennessee
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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Route map: Bing / Google

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