A look at the area roads of the Baldwin County seat of Bay Minette. For coverage of the U.S. and State Routes, see the following guides:

Nicholsville Road

Two sections of County Road 40 serve the Bay Minette area. The western branch follows Whitehouse Forks Road southwest from County Road 138 (Hurricane Road) to Whitehouse Forks and Alabama 225 near Bromley. Nicholsville Road comprises the eastern section of County Road 40 from Old Daphne Road and Gulf Shores Parkway in south Bay Minette to Brady Road North Extension (County Road 57) a short distance south of downtown.


Baldwin County 40 north
County Road 40 initially travels southward along Old Daphne Road to make the connection with Nicholsville Road east from Gulf Shores Parkway. Pictured here is an 18 inch pentagon posted just beyond U.S. 31 & Alabama 59. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Baldwin County 40 south
The only southbound shield posted for County Road 40 along the Nicholsville Road loop exists beyond the Dickman Road intersection as the road exits the Bay Minette city limits. Photo taken 06/06/06.

Brady Road North Extension, Pine Grove Road

County Road 57 constitutes a loop from Bay Minette south to Pine Grove. The county road is only signed at the junction with U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 (Gulf Shores Parkway).

Baldwin County 57 south
A double flasher hangs above the Baldwin County 57 (Pine Grove Road) southbound intersection with Brady Road Extension west and Old Brady Road east. Pine Grove lies two miles to the south. Photo taken 06/06/06.
County Road 57 turns west from Pine Grove Road onto Pine Grove Road Extension. Pine Grove Road south ends near Durban Fork Road by a handful of residences. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Traveling west, County Road 57 (Pine Grove Road Extension) crosses the Styx River and ends in 1.25 miles at Gulf Shores Parkway. Photo taken 06/06/06.
U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 (Gulf Shores Parkway) ventures south to Vangorden and Stapleton and north to a series of industrial parks of south Bay Minette. Photo taken 06/06/06.

Rockhill Road

Rockhill Road doubles as Baldwin County 58 north 0.9 miles from U.S. 31 (East 2nd Street) to Lee Avenue in northeast Bay Minette. The two-lane road serves a few rural homes.

Baldwin County 58 north
Reassurance shield posted for County Road 58 as Rockhill Road leaves U.S. 31 in east Bay Minette. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Baldwin County 58 exits the city of Bay Minette and spans McCurtin Creek near Marks Avenue East. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Baldwin County 58 south
Rockhill Road dog legs southeast and becomes County Road 58 south of Lee Avenue. Pictured here is the first southbound shield. Photo taken 06/05/06.
Nearing the end of County Road 58 (Rockhill Road) at U.S. 31 (East 2nd Street) by Bay Minette Cemetery. Photo taken 06/05/06.
County Road 58 ends at a three-lane section of U.S. 31 near the CSX Railroad under pass. The US route follows East 2nd Street to Courthouse Square and downtown Bay minette to the west and continues northeast to Perdido and Atmore along a vastly rural drive. Photo taken 06/05/06.

Hurricane Road

Originally a state route, County Road 138 links the Douglasville area of south Bay Minette at U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 with Crossroads at Alabama 225. The state route was transferred to county maintenance sometime after 1982.

Baldwin County 138 east
Baldwin County 138 (Hurricane Road) arcs northeasterly from Crossroads to meet Baldwin County 39. Photo taken 06/06/06.
County Road 39 begins and travels southeast to Whitehouse Forks and Stapleton (U.S. 31 & Alabama 59). This is the western branch of the county road. An eastern branch spurs from Stapleton toward the Styx River. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Hurricane Road continues northeast toward Bay Minette from County Road 39. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Baldwin County 40 follows Whitehouse Forks Road north from a short overlap with County Road 39 to end at Hurricane Road. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Eastbound County Road 139 (Hurricane Road) at County Road 40 (Whitehouse Forks Road) south. The western segment of County Road 40 leads southwest to Alabama 225 near Bromley. A second alignment of County Road 40 exists along Nicholsville Road in south Bay Minette. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Drivers turn eastward on the approach to the Bay Minette city line on County Road 138. Hurricane Road widens to four lanes once in the city. Photo taken 06/07/06.
County Road 138 (West Hurricane Road) travels through the Douglasville community of Bay Minette to end at U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 (Gulf Shores Parkway). Photo taken 06/07/06.
U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 travel northward approximately one mile to their split at D'Olive Street and southward to Stapleton. Gulf Shores Parkway constitutes a four-lane corridor from Gulf Shores to Interstate 65 (Exit 37) near Rabun.
East Hurricane Road spurs to an industrial park beyond the County Road 138 end. Photo taken 06/07/06.
Baldwin County 138 west
County Road 138 begins and carries four overall lanes from U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 (Gulf Shores Parkway) to the Bay Minette city line. Pictured here is the first westbound shield. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Curving southward, County Road 138 (Hurricane Road) meets the western branch of Baldwin County 40 (Whitehouse Forks Road). Photo taken 06/06/06.
County Road 40 leads southward to Whitehouse Forks and Baldwin County 39. The route ends at Alabama 225 near Bromley. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Westbound Baldwin County 138 turns westerly ahead of Whitehouse Creek from County Road 40. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Hurricane Road meanders southwest and next meets the north end of County Road 39. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Baldwin County 39 journeys southward from County Road 138 (Hurricane Road) to a brief overlap with County Road 40 at Whitehouse Forks and ultimately Stapleton. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Traveling the final mile of Baldwin County 138 (Hurricane Road) westbound from County Road 39. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Approaching the community of Crossroads and Alabama 225 (Blakeley Road) on Hurricane Road west. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Alabama 225 travels north-south 23.910 miles from Spanish Fort to Stockton. Connections with U.S. 31 south to U.S. 90 west lead motorists to Mobile. Photo taken 04/09/09.
County Road 138 ends as Hurricane Road becomes Baldwin County 86 west across Alabama 225. County Road 86 links Crossroads with the community of Hurricane and the Mobile-Tensaw Delta Wildlife Management Area along the Tensaw River. Photo taken 04/09/09.

D'Olive Street

D'Olive Street originally ended at Shehan Lane just west of the Bay Minette city line. Construction in 2006 extended the road west to Alabama 225 near the community of Carpenter.

D'Olive Street east
D'Olive Street travels over rolling hills with a 55 mph speed limit from Alabama 225 to a point south of Bay Minette Municipal Airport. Photo taken 04/09/09.
D'Olive Street travels over rolling hills with a 55 mph speed limit from Alabama 225 to a point south of Bay Minette Municipal Airport. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Just south of the airport, D'Olive Street nears Honeycutt Creek and sees a speed limit drop to 25 mph. The two-lane road remains vastly rural through to Dobson Avenue in Bay Minette. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Spanning Bay Minette Creek on D'Olive Street Street east near the original road end at Shehan Lane. Photo taken 06/06/06.
D'Olive Street leads direct to the north end of the U.S. 31 & Alabama 59 merge at McMeans Avenue. U.S. 31 follows D'Olive Street east to Courthouse Square in downtown Bay Minette. Photo taken 06/06/06.
D'Olive Street west
Construction of the D'Olive Street extension west from a point beyond Bay Minette Creek near Bay Minette Municipal Airport. Photo taken 06/06/06.
Approaching the end of D'Olive Street extension at Alabama 225 near Carpenter. Photo taken 04/09/09.
Alabama 225 leads north to Exit 31 of Interstate 65 and Stockton and south to Crossroads and Spanish Fort. Photo taken 04/09/09.

Other Bay Minette Highway Scenes

Daphne Road
Daphne Road northbound curves eastward to become Clay Street in south Bay Minette. A signal flasher advises caution on the curve. Photo taken 01/01/10.
Hand Avenue north
Looking at the Baldwin County Courthouse from Hand Avenue south of the signalized intersection with 1st Street. Photo taken 03/20/09.
Hand Avenue south
Hand Avenue continues south from Courthouse Square and Alabama 287 to a CSX Railroad crossing and Stanmeyer Street. A set of old traffic lights hang above the intersection with 1st Street. Photo taken 03/20/09.
Hoyle Avenue north
Northbound Hoyle Avenue at the intersection with U.S. 31 (D'Olive Street). County Road 57 silently ends as U.S. 31 prepares to enter Courthouse Square to the left. Photo taken 02/08/06.
Hoyle Avenue south
One traffic light per direction hangs above the Hoyle Avenue (County Road 57) intersection with 1st Street outside of Courthouse Square in downtown Bay Minette. Both roads are lightly traveled, though Hoyle Avenue doubles as Baldwin County 57 south to industrial businesses south of the CSX Railroad line. Photo taken 06/06/06.
1st Street east
A set of Crouse Hinds signals hang above the intersection of 1st Street and Hand Avenue, just south of Courthouse Square in downtown Bay Minette. These signals were in full operation at the time of these photos, but were turned into flash mode in 2010. Photo taken 03/20/09.
1st Street eastbound at Hoyle Avenue (County Road 57). 1st Street ends five blocks ahead and basically carries just local traffic between McMillan Avenue and Hoyle Avenue. Photo taken 02/08/06.
1st Street west
Westbound 1st Street at the set of one-piece four-way signals over Hand Avenue. Photo taken 01/01/10.
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Closer views of the signals at 1st Street and Hand Avenue in Bay Minette. The four-way signals are Crouse Hinds type D's; the single face signals are Crouse Hinds type M's. Photos taken 03/20/09.



Photo Credits:

02/08/06, 06/05/06, 06/06/06, 06/07/06, 03/20/09, 04/09/09, 01/01/10 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. Highway 31
Alabama 59
Alabama 287 - Gulf Shores Parkway / Rabun Road

Page Updated 09-13-2011.