State Route 287 - Gulf Shores Parkway / Rabun Road

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Alabama Route 287 travels along the northernmost leg of Gulf Shores Parkway from SR 59 (McMeans Avenue) at Bay Minette to Interstate 65 at Baldwin County Road 47 (Rabun Road). The Parkway was expanded to five lanes by Summer of 2001 to accommodate beach bound traffic and hurricane evacuation situations. South of SR 59, SR 287 turns southeasterly along Hand Avenue to end at Courthouse Square in Downtown Bay Minette, the county seat of Baldwin County.

Alabama Route 287 North
A short distance north of Courthouse Square in Bay Minette, SR 287 (Hand Avenue) intersects 5th Street. Photo taken 06/05/06.
SR 287 (Hand Avenue) leaves the North Baldwin Infirmary Hospital area and approaches SR 59 and Gulf Shores Parkway. Photo taken 06/05/06.
SR 59 (McMeans Avenue) bypasses Downtown Bay Minette along a commercialized stretch of Gulf Shores Parkway. The state route turns northwest from the county seat toward I-65 at Exit 34. Gulf Shores Parkway continues northeast along SR 287 to I-65 at Exit 37. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Northbound SR 287 (Hand Avenue) at SR 59. SR 59 continues north from Bay Minette to Stockton and Uriah. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Departing the intersection with SR 59 and Hand Avenue, SR 287 expands to five overall lanes en route to Interstate 65. Photo taken 06/05/06.
An end shield stands at the SR 287 transition to CR 47 just north of I-65. CR 47 travels northeast to Rabun and the split into branches for Lottie and Perdido. Photo taken 07/01/01.
Alabama Route 287 South
Baldwin County Road 47 (Rabun Road) ends and SR 287 begins at a diamond interchange (Exit 37) with Interstate 65. Photo taken 07/01/01.
SR 287 (Rabun Road) crosses I-65 ahead of the northbound entrance ramp to Montgomery. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Leaving the exchange with I-65, SR 287 (Gulf Shores Parkway) widens to five overall lanes en route to SR 59 (McMeans Avenue) in Bay Minette. Widening her was completed in 2001. Photo taken 06/05/06.
SR 287 enters northeast Bay Minette and meets SR 59. Gulf Shores Parkway trades places with the state routes, continuing around Bay Minette along SR 59 (McMeans Avenue) to U.S. 31. SR 287 angles southeast along Hand Avenue into Downtown. Photo taken 06/05/06.
SR 59 connects Bay Minette with Interstate 65 at Exit 34 and the community of Stockton. Heading south, SR 59 follows Gulf Shores Parkway to SR 182 at the Gulf of Mexico. Photo taken 06/05/06.
9th Street connects SR 287 (Hand Avenue) with SR 59 (McMeans Avenue) at Bay Minette Shopping Center to the west and leads east through a residential area to Marks Avenue. Photo taken 02/08/06.
Southbound reassurance marker posted at Hand Avenue and 9th Street. Photo taken 06/06/06.
5th Street crosses SR 287 (Hand Avenue) at a traffic light near Bay Minette Elementary School. Photo taken 06/05/06.
SR 287 ends at Courthouse Square and U.S. 31. Photo taken 03/20/09.
Courthouse Square is home to the Baldwin County Administration Building and a number of other government services. U.S. 31 follows D'Olive Street west to SR 59 (McMeans Avenue) and east along 2nd Street to CR 112. U.S. 31 joins Bay Minette with Atmore to the north and the Mobile area to the south. Photo taken 03/20/09.

Photo Credits:

07/01/01, 02/08/06, 06/05/06, 06/06/06, 03/20/09 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 65
State Route 59

Page Updated 01-22-2010.

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