Alabama State Route 55

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State Route 55

AL 55 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ALDOT
Length58.758 mi[1] (94.562 km)
Major junctions
South end SR 85 at the Florida state line near Florala
Major intersections US 331 in Florala
US 29 in Andalusia
US 84 in Andalusia
US 31 in Mckenzie
North end I-65 / SR 106 in Georgiana
CountryUnited States
CountiesCovington, Conecuh, Butler
Highway system
  • Alabama State Highway System
SR 54 SR 56

State Route 55 (SR 55) is a 58.758-mile-long (94.562 km) state highway in the southern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. The southern terminus of the highway is at the Florida state line, where the highway continues as Florida State Road 85 (SR 85). The northern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with SR 106 at Georgiana in southern Butler County.

Route description

SR 55 is a continuation of a route heading northward from Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, Florida. It enters the state at the border town of Florala, where it continues as Florida State Road 85. As the highway heads towards Andalusia, it travels through the Conecuh National Forest.

The highway intersects US 29/US 84 at Andalusia, forming a brief wrong-way concurrency, as southbound US 29 shares the same roadway as northbound SR 55, as well as westbound US 84. SR 55 and US 84 are concurrent as they lead northwesterly from Andalusia. At the small community of River Falls, SR 55 splits from US 84 and heads northward towards McKenzie, where it joins with US 31. Just south of Georgiana, US 31 splits from the route which continues to its terminus at SR 106, which connects with Interstate 65 (I-65).

The route is now a four-lane highway from its intersection with US 29 just south of Andalusia northward to its terminus with SR 106 and Interstate 65 near Georgiana.[2]

This highway is increasing in popularity with travelers headed to the Fort Walton/Destin area.


From its creation in 1928, S.R. 55 has been extremely important to the infrastructure of Alabama. From 1934 to 1955, its routing from McKenzie to Andalusia was also a portion of U.S. Route 84. U.S. 84 was rerouted onto a shorter, much more direct route from Evergreen to Andalusia in 1955.[3][4]

In 1978, S.R. 55 was rerouted onto a new, much less curvy highway from McKenzie to Andalusia, bypassing Red Level - this new routing was a four-lane highway.[5] In the mid-2000s, a bypass of Georgiana - home to its junction with SR-106 - was constructed. This new routing would junction with SR-106 west of Georgiana, continuing west to its junction with Interstate 65 - its present-day junction with the Interstate.

On the other hand, its routing south of Andalusia has remained relatively unchanged, with the only major change to the routing being the addition of a bypass of downtown Andalusia in 1995 - thus making SR-55 through Andalusia a Truck-and-Business route complex.[6]

Major intersections

SR 85 south – Crestview, Destin
Florida state line

US 331 south (SR 9) to SR 54 east – Samson, Panama City
South end of US 331/SR 9 concurrency
US 331 north (Sixth Street / SR 9) – Opp, Montgomery, Florala Municipal Airport
North end of US 331/SR 9 concurrency
Andalusia23.53937.882Stanley Avenue (SR 15 north) – AndalusiaSouth end of SR 15 concurrency
US 29 south (SR 15) – Brewton
North end of SR 15 concurrency; south end of US 29 concurrency

US 29 north / US 84 east (M.L. King Jr. Expressway / SR 12) – Opp, LBW Community College Andalusia Campus
North end of US 29 concurrency; south end of US 84/SR 12 concurrency
River Falls31.44950.612

US 84 west (SR 12) to I-65 south – Evergreen, Conecuh County
North end of US 84/SR 12 concurrency
ConecuhNo major intersections
US 31 south (SR 3) / South Garland Road – Evergreen, Conecuh County, McKenzie
South end of US 31/SR 3 concurrency
53.74186.488 US 31 (SR 3) – GreenvilleNorth end of US 31/SR 3 concurrency
SR 106 east – Brantley
South end of SR 106 concurrency
I-65 / SR 106 west – Mobile, Montgomery
Northern terminus; I-65 exit 114
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 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "Hwy. 55 connector completed". The Andalusia Star-News. 28 December 2013.
  3. ^ Alabama State Roads map Retrieved April 9, 2023
  4. ^ Alabama State Roads map Retrieved April 9, 2023
  5. ^ Alabama State Roads map Retrieved April 9, 2023
  6. ^ Alabama State Roads map Retrieved April 9, 2023

External links

Media related to Alabama State Route 55 at Wikimedia Commons