Alabama State Route 25

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State Route 25 marker

State Route 25
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 257.352 mi[1] (414.168 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 5 near Pine Hill
 
US 82 / SR 6 / SR 58 / SR 219 Truck in Centreville
I‑65 in Calera
US 78 / US 411 / SR 4 in Leeds
I‑20 in Moody
I‑759 in Gadsden
US 278 / US 431 / SR 1 / SR 74 in Gadsden
North end: US 411 / SR 53 towards Rome, Georgia
Location
Counties: Wilcox, Marengo, Hale, Bibb, Shelby, Jefferson, St. Clair, Etowah, Cherokee
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
SR 24 SR 26

State Route 25 (SR 25) is a 257.352-mile-long (414.168 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Alabama. From U.S. Route 78 (US 78) in Leeds northeast to its terminus at the Georgia state line, SR 25 is the unsigned partner route of US 411. The southwestern terminus of SR 25 is at its intersection with SR 5 near Pine Hill in Wilcox County.

Route description[edit]

For the first 50 miles (80 km) of its route, SR 25 travels in a north–south direction. This highway begins by traveling through rural areas of west-central Alabama, connecting numerous small towns in the Black Belt region of Alabama. From Greensboro to its terminus, the orientation of SR 25 is in a general northeasterly–southwesterly direction. As this highway begins its northeastward path, it passes through rural areas, villages, and small towns, skirting the southern area of the Birmingham metropolitan area in Shelby County.

The Double Oak Mountain area[edit]

SR 25 traverses one of the higher peaks in the Birmingham area, Double Oak Mountain, connecting the Coosa and Cahaba River valleys. The roadway was constructed between 1914 and 1921 with support from Buffalo Rock founder Sidney Word Lee, who owned a 3,000-acre camp in Calcis. There is also a railroad line that travels parallel with SR 25 between Vincent and Leeds that tunnels though Double Oak Mountain below the highway.[2]

The 19-mile (31 km) stretch of SR 25 between Vincent and Leeds is popular with motorcyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts. This road is off limits to heavy trucks except for local deliveries due to a large number of sharp curves, blind entrances and exits, and a narrow, elevated roadway. The small communities of Vandiver, Sterrett, Calcis, and Dunnavant straddle the highway in this area. The exclusive and private Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club, home of the 1984 and 1990 PGA Championships is located on Shelby County Route 41 not far from its intersection with SR 25.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Wilcox 0.000 0.000 SR 5 – Pine Hill, Thomasville Southern terminus
Marengo Vineland 4.639 7.466 SR 10 – Butler, Pine Hill
Thomaston 21.134 34.012 SR 28 – Linden, Catherine
36.041 58.002 US 80 (SR 8) – Demopolis, Uniontown
Hale Greensboro 51.871 83.478 SR 69 south – Demopolis, Linden South end of SR 69 concurrency
52.725 84.853 SR 14 west – Eutaw south end of SR 14 concurrency
53.074 85.414 SR 14 east – Marion north end of SR 14 concurrency
53.348 85.855 SR 69 north – Moundville North end of SR 69 concurrency
Bibb 84.730 136.360 SR 5 south – Marion South end of SR 5 concurrency
Brent 87.749 141.218
SR 5 north / SR 25 Truck north – West Blocton
North end of SR 5 concurrency
CR 58 west – Tuscaloosa former US 82 west
Centreville 91.323 146.970 SR 219 north – West Blocton, Birmingham South end of SR 219 concurrency
91.623 147.453 US 82 east / SR 219 south (SR 6) / SR 58 east – Montgomery, Selma, Business District, Airport North end of SR 219 concurrency; south end of US 82/SR 6/SR 219 Truck concurrency
91.935 147.955 SR 209 south
92.543 148.934
US 82 west / SR 25 Truck south / SR 219 Truck north (SR 6 west) – Tuscaloosa
Interchange; north end of US 82/SR 6/SR 219 Truck concurrency
Shelby 108.978 175.383 SR 139 south – Maplesville, Selma
Montevallo 111.893 180.074 SR 119 north – Montevallo, University of Montevallo, American Village, Alabama National Cemetery
112.415 180.914 SR 155 north – Montevallo, University of Montevallo, American Village, Alabama National Cemetery South end of SR 155 concurrency
113.339 182.401 SR 155 south – Jemison North end of SR 155 concurrency
Calera 118.557 190.799 US 31 south (SR 3) – Montgomery, Clanton South end of US 31 concurrency
118.717 191.056 US 31 north (SR 3) – Birmingham north end of US 31/SR 3 concurrency
119.525 192.357 I‑65 – Birmingham, Montgomery I-65 exit 228
Columbiana 129.050 207.686 SR 70 west (West College Street) – Alabaster, Columbiana
Harpersville 142.820 229.847 SR 76 east – Childersburg, Sylacauga
147.183 236.868 US 231 south / US 280 (SR 38 / SR 53 south) – Birmingham, Childersburg, Sylacauga South end of US 231/SR 53 concurrency
Vincent 150.904 242.856 US 231 north (SR 53) – Pell City, Lincoln North end of US 231/SR 53 concurrency
Jefferson Leeds 167.196 269.076 US 78 east (SR 4 / Parkway Drive) to I‑20 South end of US 78/SR 4 concurrency

US 78 Truck west (10th Street)
169.276 272.423 US 78 west (SR 4 / Parkway Drive) / US 411 north (9th Street NE) North end of US 78/SR 4 concurrency; southern terminus of US 411; north end of SR 25 as a signed route
SR 25 continues as the unsigned partner route of US 411
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Alabama Department of Transportation, County Milepost Maps, accessed September 2007 Archived June 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Daniels, Malcomb (2012-02-08). "Historical marker honoring Buffalo Rock founder to be dedicated in Shelby County". The Birmingham News. 
  3. ^ ALDOT