Alabama State Route 158

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State Route 158

Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length20.02 mi[1] (32.22 km)
Major junctions
West end US 98 near Wilmer at the MS/AL border.
Major intersections
East end US 43 / SR 13 in Saraland
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Alabama State Highway System
SR 157 SR 159

State Route 158 (SR 158) is a 22.02-mile-long (35.44 km) state highway in northern Mobile County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Alabama. The western terminus of the highway is at the Mississippi/Alabama state line. The eastern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with U.S. Route 43 (US 43) at Saraland. The route will eventually become part of US 98 west of Mobile to the Mississippi state line as a four-lane bypass of Semmes.[2]

Route description

SR 158 serves as a connector route between Interstate 65 (I-65) and US 45/US 98 to the west and US 43 to the east. It begins as a four-lane highway that enters Alabama from Mississippi. It then narrows to two lanes for several miles before again widening back to four lanes near its intersection with Newburn Road in Semmes. SR 158 connects Semmes with the University of Mobile and Saraland. The route widens to five lanes at its intersection with SR 213 near its interchange with I-65 at exit 13. East of the interstate highway, the highway narrows to two lanes as it continues to its intersection with US 43.


SR 158 was extended from its former western terminus at Newburn road to US 98. It was built to serve as a bypass of US 98. Construction began in 2017 and was completed on October 17, 2023.[3] Although the route is planned to be 4 lanes from the Mississippi/Alabama state line all the way to its intersection with I-65, it is currently only 2 lanes between Wilmer and Semmes.

On October 12, 2023, ALDOT announced that the road would open to traffic from Lott Road all the way to the Mississippi state line. On October 17, 2023 at 12:00 PM, the road officially opened to traffic.[4]


US 98 is expected to be re-routed along the route of SR 158. While the road is only 2 lanes for most of the center of its length, ALDOT has acquired enough easement to expand the road to 4 lanes in the future as funding becomes available.[5]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Mobile County.

Wilmer US 98 / SR 42Western terminus
CR 63 (Wilmer Georgetown Road)
Semmes SR 217 (Lott Road)
0.0000.000 CR 31 (Newburn Road)
Prichard4.5207.274 US 45 / SR 17 – Mobile, Citronelle, Butler, MeridianInterchange
6.0209.688 CR 55 (College Parkway/Kali Oka Road) – University of MobileInterchange
SR 213 south (Shelton Beach Road)
Western end of SR 213 concurrency
7.28511.724 I-65 – Mobile, MontgomeryI-65 exit 13
SR 213 north (Shelton Beach Road)
Eastern end of SR 213 concurrency
9.28014.935 US 43 / SR 13 (Saraland Boulevard South) – ChickasawEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Manual measurement of route length using OpenStreetMap data (Map). October 19, 2023. Retrieved October 19, 2023.
  2. ^ "Safe 98 – Frequently Asked Questions". Alabama Department of Transportation. 2016. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  3. ^ Weis, Kati. "'Bloody 98' to be replaced as extension project resumes". FOX10 News. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  4. ^ "ALDOT Southwest Region on X". X (formerly Twitter). Retrieved October 19, 2023.
  5. ^ "SR-158-Project Info". Alabama Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 10, 2023.
  6. ^ "Milepost Maps". Alabama Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved December 31, 2013.

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