Six miles north of Interstate 10 (Exit 44) is the Alabama 59 merge with U.S. 31 at Stapleton. The tandem join together along the Gulf Shores Parkway from Pine Haven to the Baldwin County seat of Bay Minette. Photo taken 04/09/09.
U.S. 31 travels ten miles from its beginning in Spanish Fort to Stapleton and Alabama 59. The two-lane roadway joins Gulf Shores Parkway at a traffic light. Photo taken 04/09/09.
U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 north
U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 shields posted after their merge at the community of Stapleton. Photo taken 04/09/09.
A second set of U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 shields, posted ahead of Church Street, guide motorists northbound on the Gulf Shores Parkway through Stapleton. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Baldwin County 39 winds east from U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 (Gulf Shores Parkway) along Styx River Road to end at a hunting area east of Stapleton. Photo taken 04/09/09.
The western branch of Baldwin County 39 angles northwest from Stapleton toward Whitehouse Forks. Photo taken 06/06/06.
A set of flashers hang above the intersection of U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 at Ryland Street. Ryland Street constitutes a short street serving an elementary school. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Northbound U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 at Baldwin County 39 north. County Road 39 intermingles with County Road 40 near Whitehouse Forks before ending at Baldwin County 138 (Hurricane Road) near Crossroads. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Gulf Shores Parkway expands to include a grassy median and 65 MPH speed limit between Stapleton and the county seat. Photo taken 01/01/10.
Baldwin County 57 (Pine Grove Road Extension) stems east from U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 and north along Pine Grove Road to the industrial south side of Bay Minette. The county road is only signed at the intersection with Gulf Shores Parkway. Photo taken 01/01/10.
Reassurance shield posted after the U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 intersection with Baldwin County 57 (Pine Grove Road Extension) east. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Dickman Road links Gulf Shores Parkway with an industrial park and County Road 40 (Nicholsville Road) to the east. Freeview Road spurs west to the Douglasville community of south Bay Minette. Photo taken 01/01/10.
U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 (Gulf Shores Parkway) enter the Bay Minette city limits near Baldwin County 40 (Old Daphne Road). The parkway becomes an arterial with industrial type businesses, strip malls and car dealerships through to the route split. Pictured here is the approach to Baldwin County 138 (West Hurricane Road) west. County Road 138 was a Alabama 138 until sometime after 1982. Photo taken 06/06/06.
West Hurricane Road carries Baldwin County 138 west through the Douglasville community of southwest Bay Minette. Beyond the city limits, County Road 138 ventures westward to Crossroads and junction Alabama 225 (Blakeley Road) and Baldwin County 86. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Continuing north from Baldwin County 138 along U.S. 31 & Alabama 59. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Passing over the CSX Railroad line, U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 approach their split west of downtown Bay Minette. Alabama 59 continues north along McMeans Avenue (Gulf Shores Parkway) and bypasses the city street grid to the west and north. U.S. 31 turns east onto D'Olive Street to Courthouse Square. Note the changes in the sign bridge made that include greening out the down arrows and adding flashers to coincide with the signal ahead signs. First photo taken 04/11/02. Second photo taken 06/06/06.
U.S. 31 turns east through Bay Minette to Perdido and Atmore; Alabama 59 continues north along the Bay Minette Bypass to junction Alabama 287. Alabama 59 and 287 both connect with Interstate 65 north of the city; Alabama 287 continues Gulf Shores Parkway. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Alabama 59 north
Alabama 59 (McMeans Avenue) continues northward by a number of shopping centers through to 9th Street in Bay Minette. Photo taken 06/05/06.
An Interstate 65 trailblazer guides drivers northward to junction Alabama 287 on McMeans Avenue. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Reassurance shield posted along Alabama 59 after the highway transitions from a four-lane divided highway into a five-lane arterial at 3rd Street in Bay Minette. Photo taken 01/01/10.
Jaycee Road spurs west from Clark Avenue across Alabama 59 (McMeans Avenue) to Baldwin County High School and a cluster of rural neighborhoods. Photo taken 06/06/06.
McMeans Avenue curves eastward to become Rabun Road at junction Florida 287 (Hand Avenue) in north Bay Minette. Gulf Shores Parkway continues from Alabama 59 by way of Alabama 287 to end at Interstate 65 (Exit 37). Photo taken 06/06/06.
Both Alabama 287 (Rabun Road) and Alabama 59 meet Interstate 65 at respective interchanges. Trailblazers directed motorists bound for the freeway via either route originally, but were changed by 2006 to only reflect Gulf Shores Parkway northbound. Photo taken 04/11/02.
Alabama 287 travels just 6.37 miles from downtown Bay Minette (junction U.S. 31) to Interstate 65 (Exit 37) at County Road 47 (Rabun Road). The state route doubles as four-lane Gulf Shores Parkway through to the end at Baldwin County 47. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Alabama 59 turns northwesterly from Bay Minette to Interstate 65 (Exit 34) and the village of Stockton. Photo taken 01/01/10.
Alabama 225 stretches 23.91 miles northward from Spanish Fort (junction U.S. 31) to conclude at Alabama 59 in Stockton. The state route sees an interchange with Interstate 65 (Exit 31) east of the Tensaw River. Photo taken 03/23/02.
2006-06-06 The second of three intersections between Alabama 59 north and Baldwin County 21 occurs at Stockton. The first intersection joined the east-west segment (Live Oak Road) with the state route near Interstate 65 (Exit 34). Photo taken 06/06/06.
The northern portion of Baldwin County 21 constitutes a loop west from Alabama 59 through the community of Vaughn. County Road 21 leaves Alabama 59 north near the Ellicott Stone. Photo taken 06/06/06.
0.75 miles further north, Alabama 59 meets the west end of Baldwin County 94 (May Tower Road). Photo taken 06/06/06.
May Tower Road doubles as County Road 94 east from Alabama 59 to Gopher Hill and the end at Baldwin County 47 (Rabun Road). Photo taken 06/06/06.
The loop of Baldwin County 21 returns to Alabama 59 one third of a mile north of May Tower Road. Photo taken 06/06/06.
County Road 21 follows Bryant Landing Road northward to Vaughn before turning back south toward Stockton. Bryant Landing Road winds westward to a fish camp along Tensaw Lake otherwise. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Winding northward through hill forest on Alabama 59 north of Latham. Pictured here is the scene ahead of the 1989-built bridge of Majors Creek. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Now in the Tensaw community, Alabama 59 prepares to intersect Baldwin County 80. County Road 80 spurs west along Boatyard Road to Historic Ft. Mims and Boathouse Landing on Boatyard Lake. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Baldwin County 80 also constitutes a short loop along Danny Hall Road east of Alabama 59. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Several curves await Alabama 59 northbound motorists after the north end of Baldwin County 80 (Danny Hall Road). Photo taken 06/05/06.
Alabama 59 lowers to cross Holley Creek on a bridge constructed in 1988 between Danny Hall Road and Blacksher. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Baldwin County 61 (7-Mile Road) ventures south from Alabama 59 at Blacksher. Photo taken 06/05/06.
7-Mile Road meanders southeast from Blacksher to Redtown. There County Road 61 splits into an eastern component, Redtown Road to Escambia County 47, and a southern component, Lottie Road south to Lottie and Perdido. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Alabama 59 reassurance marker posted between County Road 61 and Turkey Creek at Blacksher. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Alabama 59 reaches Little River in northern Baldwin County and intersects the east end of County Road 84 (Dixie Landing Road). Photo taken 06/05/06.
Dixie Landing Road (Baldwin County 84) spurs northwest from Alabama 59 to Dixie Landing on the Alabama River. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Approaching Little River, the separation between Baldwin and Monroe Counties, on Alabama 59 north. A 1987-bridge crosses the waterway. Photo taken 06/05/06.
No county signage was present at the time of this photograph as Alabama 59 spans the Little River. Alabama 59 totals 80.624 miles in Baldwin County. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Monroe County 8 begins and arcs northeast from Alabama 59 at Chrysler to Mt. Pleasant. The county road turns eastward from Eliska to Jeddo and junction Alabama 21 outside Uriah. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Alabama 59 draws to a close 93.67 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico at junction Alabama 21 in the town of Uriah. Alabama 21, which began at the Florida state line near Atmore, continues the northward drive 20 miles to the county seat of Monroeville. Photo taken 06/01/02.
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