Alabama 217 - Lott Road

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Northwestern spur from U.S. 45 at Eight Mile into northwestern Mobile County. The road is designated Lott Road throughout. The southernmost fifteen miles serves a scattering of newer subdivisions and older housing communities to the north of U.S. 98. Alabama 217 sees its landscape traverse pine forest lands for the remainder of its routing. The northern terminus is located at Mobile County 21 in a remote area southwest of Citronelle. Lott Road however, continues northward to Mobile County 96 (which becomes Mississippi 594) west of Citronelle as a dirt road.

Alabama 217 was originally designated as Mobile County 31.

Alabama 217 north
Departing U.S. 45 at Eight Mile within the city limits of Prichard along Alabama 217 northbound. Known as Lott Road, Alabama 217 travels westward 6.6 miles to the north end of Schillinger Road (Mobile County 31) with a scattering of residences and churches along the otherwise rural two lane highway. Photo taken 11/04/03.
Mobile County 31 shield that was posted on Alabama 217 (Lott Road) west at Schillinger Road. Schillinger Road was extended in January 2008 to meet the west end of the Alabama 158 westward extension. The new roadway carries five lanes of travel between Lott Road and the four-lane Alabama 158. Photo taken 11/19/03.
Alabama 217 northbound as it departs the Mobile County 31 intersection. Within the next three miles are the communities of Lott and Millertown. Photo taken 11/19/03.
Approaching the five point intersection with Mobile County 78 (Spice Pond Road), Spice Pond Road Extension, and Sims Road along Alabama 217 (Lott Road) west near Millertown. Photo taken 11/22/08.
Mobile County 78 arcs northeastward along Spice Pond Road, linking Alabama 217 with U.S. 45 at the community of Kushla. Spice Pond Road Extension continues the road west to Mobile County 27 (McCrary Road). Photo taken 11/22/08.
Alabama 217 gradually turns northwest then north from Lott to intersect CR 21 (McCray Road) at Millertown. Photo taken 11/19/03.
The last traffic light along SR 217 north operates at Mobile County 27. The state route extends another 16.7 miles northward. Photo taken 11/22/08.
Venturing northwest from Millertown and Mobile County 27 (McCrary Road) on Alabama 217 (Lott Road) north. Photo taken 05/09/09.
Mobile County 86 (Jack Williams Road) constitutes a 2.4-mile connector between Alabama 217 (Lott Road) and Mobile County 63 (Wilmer Georgetown Road). Photo taken 05/09/09.
Mobile County 63 follows Wilmer Georgetown Road) north from U.S. 98 (Moffett Road) at Wilmer to Alabama 217. The two share an implied overlap 0.8 miles northward to Georgetown, where Mobile County 63 follows Chunchula Georgetown Road east 5.1 miles to U.S. 45 at Chunchula. Photo taken 05/09/09.
Alabama 217 continues north from Georgetown through thick pine forests to Mobile County 92 (Gulfcrest Road). Gulfcrest Road carries the county road east 5.5 miles to U.S. 45 near Gulfcrest. Photo taken 05/09/09.
Crossing Puppy Creek along Alabama 217 northbound, one mile south of the terminus with Mobile County 21 (Prine Road) Photo taken 05/09/09.
Alabama 217 ends at the beginning of Mobile County 21 (Prine Road). Lott Road continues north as a dirt road 4.9 miles to Mobile County 96 (Beverly Jeffries Highway), 3.1 miles east of its transition into Mississippi 594. Photo taken 05/09/09.
Alabama 217 south
The first confirming marker for Alabama 217 stands just south of Mobile County 21 (Prine Road) north and Earlville Road south. Photo taken 05/09/09.
Reassurance marker posted for Alabama 217 south of the intersection with Mobile County 92 (Gulfcrest Road) east and Boothetown Road south. Photo taken 10/21/12.
Alabama 217 enters the community of Georgetown, which includes the northernmost extent of the Mobile area subdivisions. Photo taken 10/21/12.
Mobile County 63 ties into Alabama 217 south from Chunchula Georgetown Road from the east at Georgetown. Photo taken 10/21/12.
County Road 63 winds east five miles from Alabama 217 (Lott Road) to U.S. 45 at Chunchula and from there 7.3 miles northeast along Roberts Road to Mobile County 41 (Celeste Road) at Turnerville. Photo taken 10/21/12.
Alabama 217 (Lott Road) continues south from the eastern branch of CR 63 through Georgetown. Photo taken 10/21/12.
Just 0.8 miles south of CR 63 east is the departure of the western branch of Mobile County 63 (Georgetown Wilmer Road) from Lott Road. Photo taken 10/21/12.
County Road 63 (Wilmer Georgetown Road) angles southwest 8.1 miles to U.S. 98 at 6th Street in Wilmer. Photo taken 10/21/12.
Leaving Georgetown, Alabama 217 (Lott Road) pushes southward as 2010 traffic counts increase from 1,980 vehicles per day (vpd) north of Georgetown to 4,690 vpd south of CR 63 west. Photo taken 10/21/12.
Mobile County 86 (Jack Williams Road) ends at Alabama 217 from the northwest. Photo taken 10/21/12.
Jack Williams Road leads northwest 2.4 miles to Mobile County 63 (Georgetown Wilmer Road) through rural residential areas. Photo taken 10/21/12.
A flasher was added to the intersection with Coleman Dairy Road by 2012. The east-west road feeds a lot of traffic from area residences onto SR 217. 2010 traffic counts increase to 12,280 vpd south of this intersection as a result. Photo taken 10/21/12.
Louvered signals are used at the intersection of Alabama 217 (Lott Road) and McCrary Road (County Road 27 south) at the community of Millertown due to the acute angle at which the two roads intersect. CR-27 leads south to the city of Semmes while McCrary Road Extension spurs north to a number of local residential roads. Photo taken 10/21/12.
Alabama 217 south reassurance marker posted between McCrary Road and Lott. Photo taken 01/29/10.
Mobile County 78 arcs eastward along Spice Pond Road from Alabama 217 (Lott Road) to U.S. 45 near Mauvilla. Photo taken 01/29/10.
Spice Pond Road Extension joins Alabama 217 (Lott Road) and Mobile County 78 (Spice Pond Road) with Mobile County 27 (McCrary Road) one half mile to the west. Sims Road, a residential street, ties in from the east. Photo taken 01/29/10.
Bending southeast along Alabama 217 (Lott Road) after the five-point intersection with Mobile County 78 (Spice Pond Road) east, Spice Pond Road Extension west, and Sims Road east. The new corridor for U.S. 98 will cross Lott Road just south of this location. Photo taken 03/20/09.
Approaching the north end of Mobile County 31 (Schillinger Road) on Alabama 217 (Lott Road) south. Mobile County 31 follows Schillinger Road south to its end at Mobile County 30 (Theodore Dawes Road). Schillinger Road northbound replaced Newburn ROad as a five-lane arterial to the January 2008 opened Alabama 158. Photo taken 03/20/09.
Alabama 217 southbound shield posted after the signalized intersection with Mobile County 31 (Schillinger Road). The speed limit on Lott Road varies between 40 and 50 mph to Eight Mile in Prichard. Photo taken 11/19/03.
Alabama 217 (Lott Road) enters the city limits of Prichard at the intersection with Glow Ann Drive north and Jarrett Road south. Jarrett Road provides a through road south to Bear Fork Road and the Mobile city line. Photo taken 07/16/07.
Southbound reassurance marker of Alabama 217 posted after Jarrett Road. Photo taken 07/16/07.
Belcase Road opened as a northerly extension of Highpoint Boulevard between Alabama 217 (Lott Road) and U.S. 45 by 2007. Highpoint Boulevard leads south to Bear Fork Road and the Mobile city line where it name changes to University Boulevard. Photo taken 07/16/07.
Alabama 217 concludes at this intersection with U.S. 45 at Eight Mile in Prichard. Lott Road continues one block to the east, ending at Alabama 213. Alabama 213 also ends at U.S. 45, just two blocks to the south. Photo taken 11/04/03.

Photo Credits:

11/04/03, 11/19/03, 07/16/07, 11/22/08, 03/20/09, 05/09/09, 01/29/10, 10/21/12 by AARoads

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Page Updated 10-25-2012.