Alabama State Route 149

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State Route 149

AL 149 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length8.145 mi[1] (13.108 km)
Major junctions
South end US 280 southwest of Mountain Brook
Major intersections
North endWest Lakeshore Drive
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Alabama State Highway System
SR 148 SR 150

State Route 149 (SR 149) is a 8.145-mile-long (13.108 km) state highway that connects the south suburbs of Mountain Brook and Homewood with the Southside of downtown Birmingham, in the central part of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is in the shape of the letter C. Before the completion of Interstate 65 (I-65), SR 149 was the truck route of U.S. Route 31 (US 31) and US 280.

Route description

The southern terminus of SR 149 is at a folded diamond-type interchange with US 280 (internally designated as SR 38) just southwest of Mountain Brook. Although signed as a north–south highway, it initially travels to the southwest along Shades Creek Parkway. The highway passes Colonial Brookwood Village, one of the larger shopping malls in the Birmingham metro area and then enters Homewood, whereupon Shades Creek Parkway intersects US 31 (Montgomery Parkway; internally designated as SR 3) at a cloverleaf interchange and the name of the road changes to Lakeshore Drive. Along Lakeshore Drive, SR 149 passes the campus of Samford University.


Until 2019, At the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Green Springs Highway, SR 149 turned to the north-northwest and was routed along Green Springs Highway. The route was redirected westward in 2019, continuing along Lakeshore Drive, now intersecting Interstate 65 at exit 255. The route then continues west for another two-thirds of a mile, where the route ends just west of Wildwood Circle. From here, Lakeshore Drive continues to the east.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Jefferson County.

0.0000.000 US 280 (SR 38) – Sylacauga, BirminghamSouthern terminus; interchange
Homewood0.7141.149 US 31 (SR 3) – Montgomery, BirminghamInterchange
I-65 south – Montgomery
Access ramp to southbound I-65; I-65 exit 259
I-65 north – Huntsville
Access ramp to northbound I-65 and exit ramp from I-65 northbound to SR 149 northbound; I-65 exit 259
4.4907.226West Lakeshore DriveNorthern terminus, Continues as West Lakeshore Drive
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Alabama Department of Transportation. "Milepost Maps". Retrieved January 15, 2023.