Alabama Route 177 loops 5.16 miles east from U.S. 43 into Jackson, the county seat of Clarke County. The route was four-laned from the U.S. 43 by the Tombigbee River southward to accommodate increasing truck traffic to industrial areas. SR 69 ends at SR 177 north of Downtown Jackson.
Historically, SR 177 represents the original alignment for U.S. 43. U.S. 43 bypasses the city to the northwest on a four-lane alignment.
|SR 177 reduces from three to two lanes and arcs northward to Clarke County Route 15 (Depot Road) in the city of Jackson. CR 15 spurs southward toward Rockville and Carlton in a remote portion of Clarke County. Photo taken 02/10/02.|
|A remnant kilometer marker was posted on SR 177 (Commerce Street) north at Broad Street in Downtown Jackson. Kilometer posts appeared regularly throughout the state in 1996. However with general disfavor by drivers, the assemblies were subsequently removed. Photo taken 02/10/02.|
|Heading north from Downtown Jackson, SR 177 (College Avenue) meets the south end of SR 69 (Coffeeville Road). SR 69 comprises a lengthy route north to Tuscaloosa and Guntersville, meeting U.S. 43 at a grade separated intersection nearby. Photo taken 02/10/02.|
|An end shield formally marks the northbound conclusion of SR 177 at U.S. 43. U.S. 43 bypasses Jackson to the north and continues 14 miles from SR 177 to U.S. 84 at Grove Hill. Photo taken 02/10/02.|
02/10/02 by AARoads
Page Updated 11-21-2003.