Alabama State Route 59

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State Route 59 marker

State Route 59
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length94 mi[citation needed] (151 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 182 in Gulf Shores
  US 98 / SR 42 in Foley
US 90 / SR 16 in Robertsdale
I-10 near Loxley
US 31 / SR 3 in Bay Minette
SR 287 in Bay Minette
I-65 near Bay Minette
North end SR 21 in Uriah
Location
CountiesBaldwin, Monroe
Highway system
  • Alabama Highways
I-59SR 60

State Route 59 (SR 59) is a 94-mile (151 km) state highway in Baldwin and Monroe counties in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Alabama. The highway extends from Gulf Shores on the Gulf of Mexico coast to Uriah in rural southwestern Alabama.

Route description[edit]

The route begins at a junction with AL-21 in Uriah. The route maintains an east-to-west route for about ten miles until it reaches Georgetown. Here it turns north-to-south. The route continues south until it crosses the state line into Baldwin County.

It reaches Bay Minette and junctions with AL-225, and eventually I-65 at mile 34. The route then continues south to AL-287, also known as the Gulf Shores Parkway. That route is an effective route for people heading to Montgomery and beyond from Gulf Shores. The routes swap right-of-ways and AL-59 continues along the Gulf Shores Parkway. The route reaches U.S. 31 soon. The two routes engage in a concurrency to Stapleton. U.S. 31 splits off from AL-59 and heads towards Mobile. AL-59 continues downwards to Loxley, where it junctions with I-10 at a Parclo Interchange.

It then engages with a much shorter concurrency with U.S. 90 (much shorter than its concurrency with U.S. 31). The route continues south to Foley, which is home to its notable junction with the Foley Beach Express access road and its other notable junction with U.S. 98.

After passing by The Park at OWA and a Lambert's Cafe, the route makes a short journey south to the Pelican Place at Craft Farms. Just past that point, the route makes a slight curve and The Track Family Fun Center comes into play, a small entertainment complex. Immediately after that junction, the road crosses Portage Creek into Gulf Shores. Here, Waterville USA, the famous Blalock Seafood store, and Lulu's Seafood, plus multiple high-rise condominiums come into view. The route junctions with AL-180 and hits the last stretch of regular stores in the area before reaching AL-182, also known as the famous Alabama's Coastal Connection, which is its southern terminus.

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
BaldwinGulf Shores0.0000.000 SR 182Southern terminus
1.1101.786 SR 180 to Foley Beach Express north – toll ferry, State Park Cabins, Fort Morgan, Wildlife Refuge
Foley10.92117.576 US 98 (Laurel Avenue / SR 42) to Foley Beach Express south
Foley Beach Express south – Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Beaches, Elberta, Lillian
Robertsdale20.96833.745 SR 104 west / CR 83 east – Silverhill
22.45736.141 US 90 east (SR 16) – PensacolaSouth end of US 90/SR 16 concurrency
Loxley27.83044.788 US 90 west (SR 16) – MobileNorth end of US 90/SR 16 concurrency
29.34947.233 I-10 – Mobile, PensacolaI-10 exit 44
Stapleton35.24156.715 US 31 south (SR 3) – Mobile, Spanish FortSouth end of US 31/SR 3 concurrency
Bay Minette45.86873.817 US 31 north (D'Olive Street / SR 3)North end of US 31/SR 3 concurrency
48.41277.912 SR 287 to I-65 – Montgomery, Bay Minette
52.20984.022 I-65 – Mobile, MontgomeryI-65 exit 34
Stockton55.75989.735 SR 225 south
MonroeUriah93.670150.747 SR 21Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rand McNally: The Road Atlas 2002, Rand McNally and Company 2001 ISBN 0-528-84446-6

External links[edit]

Route map:

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