Alabama State Route 17

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State Route 17 marker

State Route 17
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length346.562 mi[1] (557.737 km)
Major junctions
South end I-65 / US 45 / US 98 in Mobile
  I-20 / I-59 in York
US 82 in Reform
I-22 / US 43 / US 78 / US 278 / SR 171 in Hamilton
US 43 / US 72 / SR 20 / SR 133 / SR 157 in Florence
North end SR 13 at Tennessee state line north of Zip City
Location
CountiesMobile, Washington, Choctaw, Sumter, Pickens, Lamar, Marion, Franklin, Colbert, Lauderdale
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
SR 16SR 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. It is the longest state route in Alabama that is not entirely the unsigned partner of a U.S. Route.

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]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
MobileMobile0.0000.000 US 45 begins / US 98Southern end of US 45 concurrency
Prichard4.3406.985 I-65I-65 exit 6
6.29710.134 SR 213 north
6.47710.424 SR 217 north
9.61815.479 SR 158Interchange
WashingtonDeer Park43.05469.289 US 45 northNorthern end of US 45 concurrency
Chatom59.84896.316 SR 56 eastSouthern end of SR 56 concurrency
59.89796.395 SR 56 westNorthern end of SR 56 concurrency
ChoctawSilas84.206135.516 US 84
Butler108.735174.992 SR 10
Jachin119.536192.375 SR 156 east
Sumter136.581219.806 US 80Interchange
York140.392225.939 US 11
142.717229.681 I-20 / I-59I-20/I-59 exit 8
151.013243.032 SR 28 east
162.215261.060 SR 116 east – Gainesville
Pickens179.671289.152 SR 32 west
Aliceville189.116304.353 SR 14 westWestern end of SR 14 concurrency
189.402304.813 SR 14 eastEastern end of SR 14 concurrency
Carrollton199.975321.829 SR 86 westSouthern end of SR 86 concurrency
200.030321.917 SR 86 eastNorthern end of SR 86 concurrency
Reform209.739337.542 US 82 westWestern end of US 82 concurrency
209.881337.771 US 82 eastEastern end of US 82 concurrency
LamarKennedy224.585361.435 SR 96 eastEastern end of SR 96 concurrency
Millport228.843368.287 SR 96 westWestern end of SR 96 concurrency
Vernon243.195391.384 SR 18
Sulligent254.004408.780 US 278
266.778429.338 SR 19 north
Marion274.006440.970 I-22I-22 exit 11
Hamilton277.539446.656
US 43 south / US 78 Alt. east / US 278 west
Southern end of US 43, US 78 Alt., and US 278 concurrencies
277.871447.190
US 78 Alt. west / US 278 east
Northern end of US 78 Alt. and US 278 concurrencies
283.176455.728 SR 187 north
Hackleburg291.677469.409 SR 172 / SR 253 south
FranklinPhil Campbell301.661485.476 SR 13 south – Phil Campbell, Haleyville, TuscaloosaSouthern end of SR 13 concurrency
Russellville308.255496.088 SR 24Interchange
ColbertMuscle Shoals325.257523.450
US 72 west / US 72 Alt. east / SR 20 east – Corinth, Tuscumbia, Decatur
Southern end of US 72/SR 20 concurrency
328.585528.806 SR 184 east
Tennessee River330.265531.510O'Neal Bridge
LauderdaleFlorence331.012532.712 SR 20 westInterchange; northern end of SR 20 concurrency
332.850535.670 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
335.030539.179 SR 133 southEastern end of SR 133 concurrency
335.368539.722 SR 133 north / SR 157 northNorthern end of SR 157 concurrency; western end of SR 133 concurrency
346.562557.737 SR 13 northContinuation into Tennessee
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milepost Map - Lauderdale County, Alabama (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. August 1999. Retrieved January 20, 2013.[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Route map:

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