Alabama State Route 68

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State Route 68 marker

State Route 68
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 52.926 mi[1] (85.176 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 75 near Albertville
  I‑59 in Collinsville
US 11 / SR 7 in Collinsville
US 411 / SR 25 in Leesburg
East end: SR 114 at the Georgia state line near Gaylesville
Location
Counties: Marshall, DeKalb, Cherokee
Highway system
SR 67 SR 69

State Route 68 (SR 68) is a 52.926-mile-long (85.176 km) state highway in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. The western terminus of the highway is at an intersection with SR 75 slightly northeast of Albertville. The highway continues until it reaches the Georgia state line becoming Georgia State Route 114.

Route description[edit]

SR 68 begins at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains northeast of Albertville. There are numerous curves along the highway as it travels through DeKalb County. The highway maintains a generally eastward trajectory between Albertville and Collinsville. East of an intersection with U.S. Route 11 (US 11), the highway turns to the southeast, continuing on this orientation until it approaches Leesburg.

At Leesburg, SR 68 and US 411 intersect and begin a 5 miles (8.0 km) concurrency as they cross Weiss Lake and Weiss Dam and approach Centre. SR 68 diverts from US 411 and begins a concurrency with SR 9 as the two highways again cross the lake, diverting from each other at Cedar Bluff. From there, SR 68 travels to the northeast as it approaches the Georgia state line.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Marshall 0.000 0.000 SR 75 – Albertville Western terminus
DeKalb Kilpatrick 4.810 7.741 SR 168 west – Boaz
Crossville 9.850 15.852 SR 227 south West end of SR 227 concurrency
10.079 16.221 SR 227 north – Geraldine East end of SR 227 concurrency
Collinsville 18.767 30.203 I‑59 – Chattanooga, Gadsden I-59 exit 205
20.001 32.188 US 11 north (SR 7) – Fort Payne West end of US 11 concurrency
20.569 33.103 US 11 south (SR 7) – Attalla East end of US 11 concurrency
24.094 38.776 SR 176 east / CR 3 south – Little River Canyon
Cherokee Leesburg 29.269 47.104 SR 273 north – Blanche, Little River Canyon Mouth Park, Little River Canyon
30.319 48.794 US 411 south (SR 25) – Gadsden West end of US 411 concurrency
Centre 33.640 54.138 US 411 north (SR 25) – Centre East end of US 411 concurrency; west end of US 411 Truck conurrency
35.854 57.701
US 411 Truck north / SR 283
East end of US 411 Truck concurrency
36.071 58.051 SR 9 south West end of SR 9 concurrency
Cedar Bluff 41.301 66.468 SR 9 north – Rome, Georgia East end of SR-9 overlap
Gaylesville 46.040 74.094 SR 35 – Fort Payne, Rome, Georgia, Little River Canyon
52.926 85.176 SR 114 east – Summerville Georgia state line
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 October 13, 2011.