Alabama State Route 77

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State Route 77 marker

State Route 77
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length: 124 mi[1] (200 km)
Existed: 1940 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 431 in LaFayette
  SR 21 in Talladega
I‑20 in Lincoln
US 78 in Lincoln
US 411 in Rainbow City
I‑59 in Attalla
US 11 in Attalla
US 278 near Attalla
North end: US 431 near Attalla
Location
Counties: Chambers, Randolph, Clay, Talladega, Calhoun, Etowah
Highway system
SR 76 US 78

State Route 77 or SR 77 is a 124-mile-long (200 km) north–south state highway in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. The southern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with U.S. Route 431 (US 431) near LaFayette. The northern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with US 431 just north of Attalla. North of Talladega, the highway passes the entrance to Talladega Superspeedway, home of the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Infinity Series, and Camping World Truck Series races that are held annually.

Route description[edit]

History[edit]

The original route of SR 77 was established in 1940, traveling from LaFayette to Ashland. By 1961, the highway was extended to its current northern terminus in northwestern Etowah County. Until 1985, the segment of the highway between Talladega and Lincoln was concurrent with US 231 Alt.

The earlier routes that predated SR 77 in Talladega and Calhoun counties include the Gilbert's Ferry road and the Jackson Trace, which was used and named after General Andrew Jackson, who, with militia used this part of the route the defeat the Creek people at the Battle Of Horseshoe Bend.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Chambers LaFayette 0.000 0.000 US 431 (LaFayette Street / SR 1) Southern terminus
Randolph 17.663 28.426 SR 22 east – Roanoke Southern end of SR 22 concurrency
Wadley 18.974 30.536 SR 22 west (Lee Street) – Alexander City Northern end of SR 22 concurrency
Clay 32.034 51.554 SR 49 south – Mellow Valley, New Site Southern end of SR 49 concurrency
34.215 55.064 SR 49 north – Lineville Northern end of SR 49 concurrency
Ashland 40.245 64.768 SR 9 north Southern end of SR 9 concurrency
40.300 64.857 SR 9 south / CR 31 north Northern end of SR 9 concurrency
Talladega Talladega 63.298 101.868 SR 21 north (Haynes Street/East Battle Street) Southern end of SR 21 concurrency
64.474 103.761 SR 21 south (West Battle Street) Northern end of SR 21 concurrency
66.259 106.634 SR 275 to SR 21 – Sylacauga, Montgomery, Anniston, Shocco Springs
67.928 109.320 SR 34 west Eastern terminus of SR 34
Lincoln 75.979 122.276 I‑20 – Birmingham, Atlanta I-20 exit 168
77.259 124.336 US 78 (SR 4)
Calhoun Ohatchee 90.269 145.274 SR 144 – Ragland
Etowah Rainbow City 103.242 166.152 US 411 (Rainbow Drive / SR 25) – Ashville, Gadsden
Gadsden 107.407 172.855 I‑59 to I‑759 – Birmingham, Chattanooga I-59 exit 181
Attalla 109.122 175.615 US 11 (3rd Street / SR 3)
111.881 180.055 US 278 (SR 74) – Cullman, Walnut Grove, Attalla
112.334 180.784 US 431 (SR 1) – Albertville, Boaz Northern terminus
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 "Milepost/General Highway Maps". Alabama Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2011.