Alabama State Route 25

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State Route 25

SR 25 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length257.352 mi[1] (414.168 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 5 near Pine Hill
Major intersections US 82 / SR 219 in Centreville
I-65 in Calera
US 78 / US 411 in Leeds
I-20 in Moody
I-759 in Gadsden
US 278 / US 431 in Gadsden
North end US 411 / SR 53 towards Rome, Georgia
CountryUnited States
CountiesWilcox, Marengo, Hale, Bibb, Shelby, Jefferson, St. Clair, Etowah, Cherokee
Highway system
  • Alabama State Highway System
SR 24 SR 26

State Route 25 (SR 25) is a 257.352-mile-long (414.168 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Alabama. From U.S. Route 78 (US 78) in Leeds northeast to its terminus at the Georgia state line, SR 25 is the unsigned partner route of US 411. The southwestern terminus of SR 25 is at its intersection with SR 5 near Pine Hill in Wilcox County.

Route description

Alabama State Route 25 is one of Alabama's longest state routes - and one of its most diverse.

After turning directly north away from Alabama State Route 5 in Sunny South, the route winds its way north to Greensboro, one of its largest cities in its portion west of Interstate 65.

After leaving Greensboro, the route winds north-northeast through the Talladega National Forest Oakmulgee District. Upon its second junction with SR-5, the route winds through Centreville before heading east-northeast through Montevallo, Calera, and Columbiana.

The portion of the route from Centreville to Vincent encompasses a portion of a wide eastern beltway of sorts around Birmingham with U.S. Route 231 and Alabama State Route 160.

In Wilsonville, the route turns due north and heads to its junction with US-231/280 in Harpersville. After a short concurrency with US-231, the route winds its way across Double Oak Mountain on a fairly curvy routing (See below). Upon reaching US-78 and US-411, signed SR-25 comes to an end as it winds north to the Georgia state line concurrent with aforementioned US-411.

When viewed on a map, SR-25 is among the most expansive state routes in the state, terrain and length-wise; with nearly 1000 ft of elevation gain along the path and passage through nine counties in the state.

The Double Oak Mountain area

SR 25 traverses one of the higher peaks in the Birmingham area, Double Oak Mountain, connecting the Coosa and Cahaba River valleys. The roadway was constructed between 1914 and 1921 with support from Buffalo Rock founder Sidney Word Lee, who owned a 3,000-acre camp in Calcis. There is also a railroad line that travels parallel with SR 25 between Vincent and Leeds that tunnels through Double Oak Mountain below the highway.[2]

The 19-mile (31 km) stretch of SR 25 between Vincent and Leeds is popular with motorcyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts. This road is off limits to heavy trucks except for local deliveries due to a large number of sharp curves, blind entrances and exits, and a narrow, elevated roadway. The small communities of Vandiver, Sterrett, Calcis, and Dunnavant straddle the highway in this area. The exclusive and private Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club, home of the 1984 and 1990 PGA Championships is located on Shelby County Route 41 not far from its intersection with SR 25.

Major intersections

WilcoxSunny South0.0000.000 SR 5 – Pine Hill, ThomasvilleSouthern terminus
MarengoVineland4.6397.466 SR 10 – Butler, Pine Hill
Thomaston21.13434.012 SR 28 – Linden, Catherine
36.04158.002 US 80 (SR 8) – Demopolis, Uniontown
SR 69 south – Demopolis, Linden
Southern end of SR 69 concurrency
SR 14 west – Eutaw
Southern end of SR 14 concurrency
SR 14 east – Marion
Northern end of SR 14 concurrency
SR 69 north – Moundville
Northern end of SR 69 concurrency
SR 5 south – Marion
Southern end of SR 5 concurrency

SR 5 north / SR 25 Truck north – West Blocton
Northern end of SR 5 concurrency
CR 58 west – Tuscaloosa
former US 82 west
SR 219 north – West Blocton, Birmingham
Southern end of SR 219 concurrency

US 82 east / SR 219 south (SR 6) / SR 58 east – Montgomery, Selma, Business District, Airport
Northern end of SR 219 concurrency; southern end of US 82/SR 6/SR 219 Truck concurrency
SR 209 south (Valley Street)
Former southern end of SR 209 concurrency

US 82 west / SR 25 Truck south / SR 219 Truck north (SR 6 west) – Tuscaloosa
Interchange; northern end of US 82/SR 6/SR 219 Truck concurrency; former northern terminus of SR 209
SR 139 south – Maplesville, Selma
Northern terminus of SR 139
SR 119 north – Montevallo, University of Montevallo, American Village, Alabama National Cemetery
Southern terminus of SR 119
SR 155 north – Montevallo, University of Montevallo, American Village, Alabama National Cemetery
Southern end of SR 155 concurrency
SR 155 south – Jemison
Northern end of SR 155 concurrency
US 31 south (SR 3) – Montgomery, Clanton
Southern end of US 31 concurrency
US 31 north (SR 3) – Birmingham
Northern end of US 31/SR 3 concurrency
119.525192.357 I-65 – Birmingham, MontgomeryI-65 exit 228
SR 70 west (West College Street) – Alabaster, Columbiana
Eastern terminus of SR 70
SR 76 east – Childersburg, Sylacauga
Western terminus of SR 76
US 231 south / US 280 (SR 38 / SR 53 south) – Birmingham, Childersburg, Sylacauga
Southern end of US 231/SR 53 concurrency
US 231 north (SR 53) – Pell City, Lincoln
Northern end of US 231/SR 53 concurrency

US 78 east (SR 4 / Parkway Drive) to I-20
Southern end of US 78/SR 4 concurrency

US 78 Truck west (10th Street)

US 78 west (SR 4 / Parkway Drive) / US 411 begins (9th Street NE)
Northern end of US 78/SR 4 concurrency; southern terminus of US 411; northern end of SR 25 as a signed route
SR 25 continues as the unsigned partner route of US 411
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Alabama Department of Transportation, County Milepost Maps, accessed September 2007 Archived June 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Daniels, Malcomb (2012-02-08). "Historical marker honoring Buffalo Rock founder to be dedicated in Shelby County". The Birmingham News.
  3. ^ ALDOT