Alabama State Route 51

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State Route 51

AL 51 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length114.183 mi[1] (183.760 km)
Major junctions
South end US 84 at New Brockton
Major intersections US 231 in northwestern Dale County
US 82 at Midway
US 80 at Marvyn
North end I-85 / US 29 / US 280 at Opelika
CountryUnited States
CountiesCoffee, Dale, Barbour, Bullock, Macon, Russell, Lee
Highway system
  • Alabama State Highway System
SR 50 SR 52

State Route 51 (SR 51) is a 114.183-mile-long (183.760 km) state highway in the southeastern and east-central parts of the U.S. state of Alabama. The southern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with U.S. Route 84 (US 84) near New Brockton. The northern terminus of the highway is at an interchange with I-85/US 29/US 280 at Opelika.

Route description

While it is signed as a north–south route, the orientation of SR 51 is rather irregular. From its southern terminus near New Brockton, the highway heads in a northeasterly direction, traveling through rural areas and small towns in the southeastern part of the state.

SR 51 travels through Clio, the birthplace of former Alabama governor George C. Wallace and Baseball Hall of Fame member Don Sutton. At Clio, the highway turns briefly turns northward, then resumes its northward trajectory as it heads towards Clayton. At Clayton, the highway then turns northwestward then northward as it heads towards Midway.

At Midway, SR 51 joins US 82 and turns westward. The concurrency of the two highways ends east of Union Springs. SR 51 then resumes a northeastward trajectory until it approaches Hurtsboro. The highway then turns northward, continuing this orientation until it reaches its northern terminus at Opelika.


When SR 51 was formed in 1940, it covered only the route between Clayton and Midway. The highway was extended to its current southern terminus in 1957, and was extended to its current northern terminus in 1986.

Major intersections

CoffeeEnterprise0.0000.000 US 84 (SR 12) – EnterpriseSouthern terminus
SR 122 west – New Brockton
Eastern terminus of SR 122
SR 167 south – Enterprise
Southern end of SR 167 concurrency
SR 167 north – Troy
Northern end of SR 167 concurrency
Dale19.25430.986 US 231 (SR 53) – Troy, Ozark
SR 123 north – Troy
Southern end of SR 123 concurrency
SR 123 south – Ozark
Northern end of SR 123 concurrency
BarbourClio33.58454.048 SR 10 – Brundidge, Abbeville
SR 130 west – Troy
Eastern terminus of SR 130
SR 30 east – Eufaula
Western terminus of SR 30

SR 239 south to SR 30 / West Louisville Avenue – Clayton, Eufaula
Southern end of SR 239 concurrency
SR 239 north / North Midway Street – Smuteye, Clayton, Ventress Correctional Facility
Northern end of SR 239 concurrency

US 82 east (SR 6) / CR 47 north – Eufaula
South end of US 82/SR 6 concurrency
US 82 west (SR 6) – Union Springs, Montgomery
North end of US 82/SR 6 concurrency
MaconNo major intersections

SR 26 east to Main Street / CR 49 – Seale
Western terminus of SR 26
LeeMarvyn100.356161.507 US 80 (SR 8)
SR 169 south – Crawford
Northern terminus of SR 169
114.183183.760 I-85 / US 29 / US 280 (SR 15/SR 38) – Montgomery, AtlantaNorthern terminus; I-85 exit 60
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Alabama Department of Transportation. "Milepost Maps". Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2011.

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